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Saidens is Locust Valley’s new director of special education

After receiving 43 applications and interviewing seven candidates, a committee comprising teachers, parents and administrators has hired  Michael Saidens to be the Locust Valley Central School District’s new executive director of special education.

Town of Oyster Bay pet owner incensed after dog is euthanized

Among the latest complaints against the Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter comes after the euthanization of an 11-year-old pit bull terrier named Midget Mac that had escaped from his Massapequa home.

Story of Ryan Anthony resounds in the trumpets of O.B.’s young musicians

Updated July 24, 2020 Peter Meechan’s melodious “Song of Hope” filled the homes and hearts of six young enthusiastic trumpeters when they recorded themselves playing their brass …

Bayville house among the winners of patriotic display contest

The Patriotic Display Initiative, hosted by the Town of Oyster Bay, sought to unite residents through expressions of American spirit by decorating their homes in red, white and blue with lights, flags or other decorations from July 1 to 14. The town also illuminated Town Hall in those colors.

Town of Oyster Bay receives third credit rating upgrade of the year

For the third time this year, a Wall Street Credit Rating Agency has upgraded the Town of Oyster Bay for its progress in repairing municipal finances.

Story of Anthony resounds in trumpets of young musicians

Peter Meechan’s melodious “Song of Hope” filled the homes and hearts of six young enthusiastic trumpeters when they recorded themselves playing their brass instruments before a camera.

Carvel manager fired after refusing unmasked patron

Thomas DeSarle, of Locust Valley, is without a job after he refused service to a Glen Cove Carvel customer who was not wearing a mask as he coughed and paid with cash dampened with perspiration.


Congress should support local news

After responding to the coronavirus pandemic with several emergency relief measures, Congress will now have the opportunity to pass one that would protect your access to trustworthy local news, help grow local businesses through ads in local news media — and reward you for subscribing to a newspaper like the Herald.

Randi Kreiss

A letter of contention, and then civil discourse

I met Joan online last week when she sent me a letter reacting to my July 9-15 column, “We’re all in the room where it happened.” We exchanged notes, and I realized . . .


Monuments, memorials and memory

In the U.S. and in Europe, monuments, memorials and historic names are being removed from public places because of their associations with colonial expansion, racial bigotry and discriminatory public policy. In this country . . .


Our children have to go back to school

I have never been so happy for a school year to come to a close. It seemed like every second of remote learning played out like a vicious game of tug-of-war.

Send the Herald your stories, photos of how you're coping with the coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak has vastly altered our daily routines. Parents are at home. Children are at home. College students are at home. All must stay put, we are told, for now. People are making …