Election 2021

Jason Abelove challenges Don Clavin for Hempstead town supervisor

Jason Abelove is challenging Don Clavin for Town of Hempstead supervisor. Ahead of Election Day on Nov. 2, the Herald asked the candidates questions about their goals and issues facing the community.

Oceanside district to host several 9/11 events

The Oceanside School District will hold several events on the weekend of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A ceremony commemorating the events of that day will take place …

Oceanside Community comes together on International Overdose Awareness Day

It was an evening of remembrance on the Schoolhouse Green as members of the Oceanside community gathered on International Overdose Awareness day Sept. 1 to commemorate those who have lost their lives …

Celebrating Purple Heart Day in I.P.

Hope’s Land of Candy in Island Park celebrated Purple Heart Day Aug. 7 after the coronavirus pandemic prevented the 2020 edition of the event. Joan and Hope Cohen, a mother-daughter team who opened the candy shop seven years ago, partnered with the Museum of American Armor in Bethpage to provide passionate military re-enactors and vehicles for children to pose with and learn from and about.

JCC honors leaders at Heroes luncheon

Members of the Barry and Florence Friedberg JCC gathered for the inaugural Community Heroes Luncheon and Friedberg Friends Awards at the Sunny Atlantic Beach Club July 28. The JCC honored several dedicated community members for their support of the center and community throughout the coronavirus pandemic.


The progressive left’s New York power play

The race to the progressive left is under way in New York state, with word that New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams is forming an “exploratory committee” and may launch a Democratic primary challenge to Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Scott Brinton

Elegy for Sears — and, perhaps, mall culture

Long Island recently lost its last Sears, that once ubiquitous powerhouse retailer that sold a range of goods, from sturdy jeans to solidly built power tools and refrigerators.

Randi Kreiss

Into the abyss, and discovering a new world

Some octopuses probably could score better than I did on an SAT. It’s hard to figure, though, since they can’t hold a pen or read the questions . . .