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Gaughran seeking state regulation of LIPA

State Sen. Jim Gaughran, a Democrat from Northport whose district includes Sea Cliff, Glen Head and Glenwood Landing, introduced legislation in the Senate on Jan. 26 to restore oversight control of …

Bayville offers drop box for medications

Flushing or throwing away unwanted drugs was once encouraged, but no more. Although the traditional options of disposal ensured that the drugs would not fall into the wrong hands, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has found that aquatic life can be adversely affected, as well as that of humans.

Erika Bruno, former LVCSD board president, dies at 66

At the Jan. 19 Locust Valley Central School District Board of Education meeting, members of the board and the administration stood for a moment of silence to honor Oyster Bay and former Bayville resident Erika Bruno, who died on Jan. 16.

Oyster Bay's Raynham Hall Museum debuts new website

Raynham Hall Museum is one of Long Island’s most historic landmarks, having served as the home of Robert Townsend, one of George Washington’s key spies during the American Revolution. …

Birthday parade honors  50-year-old who beat the odds

Philip Baker was ecstatic, perhaps more so than the average guy, his mother, Chris, said. The Bayvillite was turning 50 on Jan. 17, a milestone for someone with Lesch-Nyhan syndrome. The rare disorder, which only affects men, causes neurological and behavioral abnormalities and the overproduction of uric acid in the body. Years ago, doctors told Chris and her husband, Philip W. Baker, that their son would die before he reached age 12. No one ever thought Philip would live to see 50.

Oyster Bay eateries face challenging winter season

Ten months ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued the stay-at-home order that would leave the dining rooms of restaurants empty and familiarize residents with food served in to-go boxes rather than on their favorite  eateries’ plates. Some restaurants were forced to close, including the popular Canterbury’s Oyster Bar & Grill in Oyster Bay.   

Locust Valley and Oyster Bay-East Norwich National Honor Society members find ways for community engagement

One of the expectations for high school students to become members in the National Honor Society is involvement in the community, which has been challenging to find during the coronavirus pandemic. …


Vaccine distribution needs improvement

The rollout of New York state’s Covid-19 vaccine distribution has been, at times, disorganized, even chaotic, but in fairness, the state has received a mere 300,000 doses per week, while the need is significantly greater than that . . .

Scott Brinton

Finding peace again, post-Trump

We lost our sense of normalcy in recent years, didn’t we? Nearly every morning of his presidency, Donald J. Trump treated us to . . .


How I almost got hacked

It happened as, I assume, many of these things do: It was a busy day, I was working at home, and the cellphone rang.

Randi Kreiss

Vaccine for teachers would give us a shot in the arm

We need to let teachers play through the vaccine line. Single parents should be prioritized as well.


What happened to civic responsibility?

The events at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 and the exhortations by some elected officials leading up to them got me to thinking about civic responsibility and our nation’s future.

Inside LI webinar focuses on estate planning

The coronavirus pandemic has, like never before, demonstrated to families that they must prepare now, not later, for any eventuality. Herald Inside LI recently held a webinar, “2021 Estate and …