A&C Pest Management celebrates 50th anniversary in East Meadow

A story that Jim Skinner, owner of A&C Pest Management in East Meadow, said he is reluctant to share concerns a trip he made to Pennsylvania roughly five years ago on New Year’s Day to conduct a …

Heralds seek 2019 spring, summer interns

Herald Community Newspapers is seeking 2019 spring and summer interns for our 18 community-based publications that stretch across Nassau County’s South Shore, from Valley Stream to Seaford, and …

Bellmore-Merrick students soar to new science heights

Students from John F. Kennedy High School bolstered the school’s reputation for top-notch science education on Feb. 3, when they finished fourth out of 41 teams in the Nassau East Regional Science Olympiad competition.

Lynbrook teacher earns service award from PTA

Steve Freifeld said he was in “total shock” when he walked into the Lynbrook High School auditorium for the Feb. 7 Founders Day celebration, hosted by the Lynbrook Council of PTAs, and saw his friends, family members and former students applauding him. The Marion Street PTA was giving Freifeld its highest honor — awarded only three other times by the PTA.

Valley Stream Presbyterian Church leader named to highest position

When Kymberley Clemons-Jones first became the pastor of the Valley Stream Presbyterian Church more than 10 years ago, the church only had 27 congregants and Long Island Presbytery officials were considering either merging it with another congregation or closing it all together. But with a lot of hard work and dedication, Clemons-Jones was able to change the church’s fate, and it now boasts more than 150 members.

New York State Senate passes permanent tax cap bill

The state Senate passed a bill on Jan. 23 to make the property tax levy increase cap permanent. The cap, passed in 2011 and set to expire in 2020, prevents increases in the tax levy from exceeding 2 …

Schindler’s list survivor remembers

“Oskar Schindler saved my life, but Steven [Spielberg] gave me a voice.”Celina Biniaz was just 12 when Schindler, a Czech industrialist and Nazi Party member, saved her and her parents …


Let’s slow down and get legal marijuana right

While state leaders have been slow to provide specifics or act on the likely legalization of recreational marijuana, officials in the Town of Hempstead and Nassau County are addressing the matter promptly and properly. On Feb. 26 . . .

'A Private War' lays bare a journalist's life

It’s not my family/ In your head, in your head, they are fighting/ With their tanks, and their bombs/ And their bombs, and their guns/ In your head, in your head they are crying.” — From …


Talking about race on Long Island

As a senior at Mepham High School in Bellmore, I’m excited that ERASE Racism has launched a Long Island-wide public discussion called “How Do We Build a Just Long Island?”

Randi Kreiss

Valentine’s Day mission: find the real thing

Valentine’s Day, the fire sale of romantic love, seems a perfect time to push back and get real. Let’s sift through the dross of life for gold nuggets, for the small things and moments . . .


And after we legalize pot, how about sports betting?

I’ve said it before in these pages, and I’ll say it again: Nassau County really needs to chill out. Gov. Andrew Cuomo hasn’t even introduced formal legislation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana . . .