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Islanders back practicing at Northwell Health Ice Center

After almost four months of negotiations driven by the interruption of the season due to Covid-19, the National Hockey League and NHL Players’ Association last Friday shook on a four-year collective bargaining agreement extension through the 2025-2026 campaign that also included the return-to-play deal for this season.

East Meadow teen wins ERASE Racism design contest

Sean Stergis, a seventh-grade student at Woodland Middle School in East Meadow, recently won ERASE Racism’s t-shirt design competition. Contestants in sixth, seventh and eighth-grade were …

Clarke alumnus earns university honor

Arianna Sivio, an alumnus of W.T. Clarke High School in Salisbury, recently earned the 2020 Outstanding First Year Award at Susquehanna University. The Outstanding First Year Award honors a …

Recovered from injuries he suffered in October, East Meadow boy gets a superhero birthday visit

Yaakov Portnoy stood outside his East Meadow house on Glenmore Avenue with his five children, their friends and some neighbors on June 25. All were waiting for a surprise that was set to arrive in …

East Meadow teen uses 3D printer to help front-line workers

For 13-year-old East Meadow resident Nicholas Cervo, a 3D printer isn’t just a toy or a hobby. The rising freshman at East Meadow High School saw a Facebook post about a boy in Canada who was …

Keri Wirth offers virtual music program

Children's music performer Keri Wirth, of East Meadow, is spending the pandemic spreading cheer through her virtual program, "Me & You Music.” Wirth is also working on several …

Parents hold a backyard graduation ceremony

Many students in the East Meadow School District could not graduate with their class in a typical ceremony this year, with most schools having to opt for virtual presentations instead. Several …

Editorial

Why we must commemorate Juneteenth

On April 9, 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia, ending the Civil War . . .

Editorial

Mark July Fourth by reading the Declaration

Next week, the Herald Community Newspapers will publish the Declaration of Independence and a likeness of the American flag. The Declaration will appear . . .

Bottle Purgatory

On paper it looked really smart. Call the store, confirm the time for bottles and cans returns. Get there early the following morning. Recycle. Like many, we had about four months of plastic …

A Look Back

East Meadow School Growth and Costs

In the previous column, I outlined the growth of the East Meadow schools from the Roaring Twenties (with the construction of Newbridge Road School and the addition to Front Street School) through the …