WE NEED YOUR HELP — Support your hometown newspaper by making a donation.


Oceanside, Island Park submit final proposed school budgets

The Oceanside and Island Park school districts have announced their proposed budgets ahead of the May 18 vote. Both the hamlet and the village’s budgets see increases from 2020-21 to 2021-22.

Two Oceanside Board of Education trustees running unopposed

Stuart Kaplan and Seth Blau will each run uncontested for terms on the Oceanside School District Board of Education. Both candidates have set goals for their terms and recently answered questions based on issues facing the district.

Oceanside boasts youthful roster

With more freshmen than seniors on Oceanside’s softball roster, coach Carlo Quagliata is excited about the future but also expecting the Sailors to improve as this spring unfolds and get in the Nassau Class AA contender conversation.

Former Oceanside fire chief appointed to state taskforce

Former Oceanside Fire Chief Kevin Klein was recently appointed to the New York State Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment and Retention Task Force.

Mount Sinai and RVC Blue Speaks ease ER nerves for people with autism

Mount Sinai South Nassau hospital has partnered with RVC Blue Speaks to create a machine that provides a calming atmosphere for people with autism spectrum disorder in the stressful environment that the emergency room can be. “Louie” has a wide array of calming distractions that can help those with ASD cope with the atmosphere.

Herald endorsement

Vote 'yes' on Oceanside, Island Park school budgets

Although the Oceanside and Island Park school districts are each expected to see budget increases in 2021-22, it is as important a time as ever to back them as officials strive to enhance school …


‘Woke’ claims, anti-racism and the road forward

News sources are filled with reports of claims about “woke” universities and corporations, complaints about critical race theory and anti-racism training sessions . . .

Jerry Kremer

Saying farewell to a president who put Hofstra on the map

I take note of the impending retirement of Dr. Stuart Rabinowitz, the president of Hofstra University. Having been a trustee of the university for almost 30 years, I have come to understand . . .

Randi Kreiss

Gotta get up, get out and do something bold

As poet Mary Oliver asks, “What will you do with your one wild and precious life?” In our (almost) post-pandemic lives, the question presses us for an answer.