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New York state may soon make it illegal for retail pet stores to sell animals. State Sen. John Brooks, a Seaford Democrat, recently signed on as a co-sponsor of a bill that would ban the sale of … more
From the way she dashed around her toy-laden living room, springing from the couch to the floor and back, you would assume that Nikki Kramer, of Merrick, was just like any other energetic 9-year-old. … more
A year ago, Mepham High School senior Lorrie Dellacroce, then a junior and the new starting point guard of the girls’ varsity basketball team, had a promising season cut short in devastating … more
Rosa Yordan wears many hats. Author, motivational speaker, life and business coach, preacher and “citizen scientist” are some of her titles — all of which she earned after she … more
The Bellmore, Merrick and Baldwin communities are mourning the loss of a longtime community advocate and beloved teacher. Hundreds of people filled the pews of St. Christopher’s Church in … more
When Laura Gillen refused to concede in the race for her re-election to the highest seat in the Town of Hempstead, few were surprised. Much like her first term as supervisor, Gillen, a Democrat from … more
Three hundred semifinalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search were announced Wednesday afternoon, and 36 seniors from Long Island high schools — including seven from the Heralds’ coverage area — were among the mix. more
Republican Town of Hempstead officials celebrated at Town Hall on Jan. 7 as newly minted Supervisor Donald X. Clavin and the three of the town’s five council members took the oath of office. Former Supervisor Kate Murray was also sworn as town clerk, and Jeanine Driscoll stepped into Clavin’s previous position as receiver of taxes. more
Merrick native Kevin Shinick visited his alma mater, Sanford H. Calhoun High School, on Dec. 20 to promote his new novel set in the “Star Wars” universe. more
David Zwerin’s 90th birthday was spent surrounded by camaraderie and laughs. It was a celebratory meeting for the Jewish War Veterans Post 652. Dozens of former service members packed the … more
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