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The Wizard of Oz

The East Rockaway School District presented "The Wizard of Oz" on Feb. 5-6.

Blizzard batters Hempstead Turnpike

See the sights and sounds of the Feb. 10 blizzard that hammered Hempstead Turnpike and Nassau County. Produced by Matt Hampton of the Franklin Square/Elmont Herald.

Video: Water main breaks in Lynbrook

Traffic was thankfully light on Wednesday morning when a water main broke near Ocean Avenue and Merrick Road in Lynbrook. At about 8:30 a.m., Long Island American Water saw a pressure drop in area. They sent a crew to the intersection of Merrick Road and Ocean Avenue and found a leak in a 20-inch main, located under the street. "We investigated the leak and we were able to isolate the main," said William Varley, president of Long Island American Water. "Right now it's isolated and we can operate it like that." Only three people lost service, and they were given temporary service . It took about an hour to repair, "The inclement weather hindered us a bit, but our crews have experience doing this," Varley said. America Water had one large crew there. Varley said that they will come back at a later date and replace that section of the main. He could only speculate why it leaked, "Until a further investigation is done, it would only be speculation." The crews were out there from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. rerouting traffic away from the area. It's a temporary restoration, Varley said, and they will come back to replace the entire section within upcoming weeks.

Community comes out to help Haiti

Haitian-American Carlo Thertus of Island Park speaks about his brother, Hansy Thomas, who is in Haiti, awaiting the first shipment of goods from The Haiti Relief Fund.

Elmont rallies for Haiti quake victims

Elmont residents and community leaders came together at the home of one Haitian resident to drop off donations and plan the next phase of charity.

Blaze on Main Street

The East Rockaway Fire Department was called to a fire in progress at 200 Main Street Wednesday night. The three residents, one of whom called in the fire, were waiting outside of their home, all safe, when firemen arrived. The firefighters did, however, rescue a mother cat and her three kittens from the second floor of the home. The blaze started on the first floor, according to Chief Ed Reicheter, and quickly travelled to the second floor. Video courtesy Mark Kasner

A winter wonderland of sound

East Rockaway Jr./Sr. High School held its annual Winter Concert on Dec. 17, featuring the orchestra, band, jazz ensemble, and the chorus.

Blizzard hits Long Island

The first blizzard of the season dumped more than a foot of snow in our area Saturday night to Sunday morning, with high winds and heavy, drifting snow accumulating over night.

Villages celebrate the season

The villages of East Rockaway and Lynbrook celebrated the arrival of the holidays with winter festivals on the same evening. There was plenty of fun, music and entertainment, with sleigh rides and great …

Watch the video: Who let the dogs in?

The Herald was there for North Shore Animal League's 4th Annual DogCatemy Award Celebrity Gala, presented by Purina ONE.