Monkeypox declared a public health emergency

Monkeypox is ‘much harder to get’ than Covid, doctors say

The Biden administration declared monkeypox a public health emergency on Aug. 4 in hopes of accelerating a response and recognition of the transmission of the disease, in addition to helping mobilize …

Lexi Briones wins Glen Cove Teen Idol title

Lexi Briones, 13, took home the first Glen Cove Downtown Sounds Teen Idol title, earning her four hours of recording studio time at Tiki Recording Studio and a $750 check from the Downtown Sounds …

Experts offer kids tips on sunscreen and skin cancer

Glen Cove is doing its part to protect its residents and visitors from skin cancer. Glen Cove Hospital has collaborated with the city to install sunscreen dispensers at several recreational facilities in the city, including Morgan Park, Pryibil and Crescent beaches, Stanco Park & Golf Course, and John Maccarone City Stadium.

A changing climate means more ecological threats

North Shore notices climate change

A heat wave has blanketed Long Island in recent days, and it is becoming more apparent that extreme weather patterns are here to stay. The Herald spoke to residents of the North Shore and members of …

North Shore residents at odds with Roe overturn

The decision to overturn Roe v. Wade came after 50 years of the established right to protect abortion. The landmark ruling by the Supreme Court has highlighted a growing rift among Long Islanders. In …

Glen Cove officials want to install bus cameras

Keeping children safe was on the minds of Glen Cove City Council members at a pre-council meeting on June 14. The topic of discussion was the addition of a photographic violation monitoring system on …

Jerry Kremer

Courage is too rare a commodity these days

One of my all-time favorite books was written by the late President John F. Kennedy in 1956, four years before he became president. The book, “Profiles in Courage” . . .

Randi Kreiss

Governor DeSantis: Teachers need to be educated

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s plan to allow U.S. veterans to teach in Florida classrooms is a terrific concept — if and when the veterans earn bachelor’s degrees and complete teacher training programs.


Protect democracy: Become an election protector

During the dog days of summer, many people are more apt to relax on vacation than to think about whom they plan to vote for in the upcoming elections, never mind how they can help ensure voters’ rights at the polling place.


Where’s the county’s plan for opioid settlement funds?

Nassau County’s ongoing mission to address the opioid addiction crisis is one of the most important and most heart-wrenching issues I contend with . . .