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He produced the rip-roaring 1977 debut album by Meatloaf “Bat Out of Hell” featuring the iconic song "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" and was an acclaimed song composer for artists such as Air Supply, Celine Dion and Bonnie Tyler. Hewlett Harbor native James Richard “Jim” Steinman died on April 19, according to the Associated Press. He was 73.    more
Before Lawrence native Arthur Kopit became a successful playwright he was a young man who took pleasure in teasing his younger sister, Susan, and her friends and pestering his mother and her friends playing cards. more
In commemoration of Yom HaShoah, more than people joined a Zoom event hosted by Temple Hillel in North Woodmere, which featured filmmaker and Five Towns native Tyler Gildin discussing his documentary, “The Starfish” on April 7. more
Nearly a year after schools — like most of life — changed dramatically when the coronavirus pandemic began, shifting from in-person learning to remote instruction, the Lawrence High … more
The Herald Community Newspapers took home 26 honors in the annual New York Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest, which attracted more than 2,400 of entries from 151 newspapers across … more
While a medical condition halted his athletic career in high school, Lamar Letts, a 2012 Hewlett High graduate, did not stop thinking on how to live a healthy life as two years later he created Hylux, a sports drink that he thinks is a healthier alternative to Gatorade and Powerade. more
That hissing sound you may have heard here and there across the Five Towns and from Hempstead Town Hall as April began wasn’t the sound of marijuana joints, pipes and bongs being lit, but … more
Country music star Eric Church will be the first performer at the new UBS Arena at Belmont Park, with a concert on Dec. 4 as part of his “The Gather Again Tour.” The reigning Country … more
The Covid pandemic has been a game-changer in the world of youth sports. As the president of the Hewlett-Lawrence Soccer Club, I have seen firsthand the strain it has put on youth programs across … more
To the family and friends of longtime Cedarhurst resident Francis R. Emma, he was a man that entertained others with his wit and sense of humor. Emma died at his home on March 5. He was 79.  more
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