Mount Sinai Hospital parking lot proposal hearing delayed

Tensions ran high at a recent Hempstead Town Board of Appeals meeting as residents from Oceanside were left disheartened by the adjournment of a hearing concerning a parking lot proposal. The …

Oceanside lacrosse honors Ava Salonia

Oceanside High School lacrosse teams dedicate games to Ava Salonia, who lost her battle with leukemia. Oceanside's support showcased through the "Ava's Army" Facebook group and fundraising efforts. Love Ava Project was established to continue Ava's legacy, providing support to children battling illness.

Island Park school School district defends position in dispute over funds

Island Park School District defends withholding tax payments from Island Park Public Library, citing the need for student programs. Settlement dispute with Long Island Power Authority excludes library's share, causing financial strain. School board asserts adherence to tax collection laws, and settlement terms. Residents urged the district to cover library repairs.

Saluting selfless service at Mount Sinai South Nassau

Mount Sinai South Nassau celebrates local heroes at 68th anniversary luncheon by honoring volunteers for decades of compassionate service

Oceanside six-year old is taking a stand against cancer

Assemblyman Brian Curran and Congressman Anthony D’Esposito celebrated young leaders from the 21st assembly district in the "Young Leaders In The 21st" event. The event recognized 19 youths for their community contributions, including six-year-old Rylie Graham. Inspired by her brother's battle with cancer, Rylie raised $5,000 and collected toys for children at Cohen Children’s Medical Center.

Paul Engel provides support and healing with group therapy

Oceanside resident and clinical social worker Paul Engel will be facilitating an eight-week-long group therapy session called “Healing from Emotional Anger and Relational Trauma”. The sessions …


There’s no such thing as too many debate

The political debate. It’s a chance to see and hear from those who wish to represent us in government. But for the candidates seeking office, only they can truly appreciate the stress and pressure that comes with it.


God knows where my story will lead

While I truly appreciated every moment of my 28 years in Congress, I’ve found that a real benefit of being retired is that I have more time to think about where I’ve been and how I got there. Don’t get me wrong. I’m still keeping myself busy in a number of areas, including writing for the Heralds. But there’s no longer the constant rush to be somewhere or get something done.


Hochul wins a round on the Albany battlefield

In this world, when you are presented with an opportunity to advance in some field, you often only get one chance. But when it comes to politics and you’re the governor of New York, you get four chances to succeed at the job. Last week, Gov. Kathy Hochul got her second chance to present her blueprint for the future, and she succeeded in winning over many of the state’s skeptics.


Why can’t we be told the truth about congestion pricing?

Some politicians give out “candy.” Some give out “medicine.” That’s the nature of politics. But what’s unacceptable is giving people medicine and telling them …