Oceanside celebrates Haitian Heritage

In the celebration of Haitian tradition the Oceanside Library held a Sunday family concert on Feb. 18 at the Oceanside Jewish Center. La Troupe Zetwal offers Haitian dance classes that include …

Oceanside administrators honored with state awards

Franky Simmons, principal of OHS Castleton, has been awarded the 2024 Dr. Mary Barter Scholarship from the New York State Council of School Superintendents. The scholarship of $2,000 is given …

Oceanside Kiwanis Super Bowl Sunday breakfast a success

In the tradition of the Oceanside Kiwanis, the group annual’s pancake breakfast, took on the aura of the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory. Local politicians stopped by at St. Anthony’s R.C. …

So many Island Park cats need your help

The Long Beach Humane Society, which has been in operation since 1976, is at risk of closing amid a financial crisis worsened by the coronavirus pandemic. “It takes a lot of money to run a …

The Commodore’s legacy lives on

The legacy of a man whose generosity knew no bounds is setting sail in Island Park. Three years ago, John Esposito, a longtime Island Park resident, left a request in his will for his cousin — …


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 …