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Be counted: April 1 is U.S. Census Day

April 1 is U.S. Census Day, when the federal government works to count every person across the United States and five of its territories.

Mount Sinai South Nassau reports 'unprecedented' situation, with 200 coronavirus patients, 61 on ventilators

Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital in Oceanside is now dealing with an "unprecedented" situation -- some 200 patients have tested positive for the cornavirus, 61 of them on ventilators, a spokesman …

Heralds seek 2020 summer interns

Herald Community Newspapers is seeking 2020 and summer interns for our 18 community-based publications that stretch across Nassau County’s South Shore, from Valley Stream to Seaford, and Long …

Freeport celebrates Henry Enders’ 95th birthday

Local residents joined the Freeport Fire Department in a caravan to celebrate Henry Enders’ 95th birthday on March 28.  Enders is the oldest member of the Freeport Fire Department, …

Atkinson teachers cheer on Freeport students

Caroline G. Atkinson School students received a surprise on March 26 when several teachers drove around Freeport in a caravan to wave to their students and cheer them on through the pandemic. Some …


Even now, patronize your local small businesses

Coronavirus has swept across New York with astounding speed, leaving sickness, fear and uncertainty in its wake. Small businesses, particularly restaurants and bars, have taken a beating . . .


Save a life — give blood, especially now

The American Red Cross is urging healthy, eligible people who are feeling well to give blood or platelets to help maintain a sufficient blood supply and prevent shortages as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

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Let’s work together to defeat the coronavirus

How often do we hear that the most important thing in life is good health? That truth has been driven home by the coronavirus . . .