Central district art teacher is top educator

Last month, Lisa Federici, an art teacher at Wellington C. Mepham High School in Bellmore, was named the 2021 Regional Art Educator of the Year by the New York State Art Teachers Association.

LI CAWS pressures town to appoint water board

On Dec. 7, the fight for the public takeover of New York American Water continued in Hempstead outside of the Town of Hempstead Town Hall.

A holiday display and animal rescue in Merrick

The Merrick community is likely familiar with the Heide Family Holiday Display, located at 2509 Yale Place. Former competitors on ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” in 2018, …

‘Inappropriate, racial gestures’ made at Mepham game

Last Thursday, it was reported that a student at Wellington C. Mepham High School made “inappropriate, racial gestures” towards a visiting athlete during a junior varsity basketball game …

Calhoun High School hosts student Art Exposition

Art projects and students crowded the Stanford H. Calhoun High School gym last Friday, as the school community gathered for the highly anticipated Bellmore-Merrick Calhoun Art Exposition.

Kennedy eliminated by Long Beach

The Long Beach boys’ soccer team picked the perfect time to break out of its scoring slump.Aran Corbett scored the Marines’ first goal in over two weeks and Yeris Miranda added two more …

Beloved music teacher, cantor remembered

Victoria Sorrentino, who was known as Viki, was all about music. She was a vocal and piano coach for many years, helping local young people pursue music-oriented careers. At the Parish of St. …


Nassau should enforce state’s mask mandate

Bruce Blakeman’s first public act as Nassau County executive-elect, in the second week of December, was one of rebellion.


Washington must act to protect affordable care

We’re about to lose one of the most significant advances in health care made over the past decade, unless Congress takes immediate action.

Randi Kreiss

Kidney donor tells story of the gift she gave

"Dear Ms. Kreiss: I read your article in the Herald about your friends’ son who needs a kidney . . .


Conservative politics could play into school elections

The war on local school boards, teaching and history is escalating as conservative activists and Republican politicians prepare for the 2022 congressional midterm elections.