Artist’s creativity blossoms as she teaches the deaf

Sharon Papp, 47, began signing five years ago when she adopted a deaf dog. Aspen, a white pit bull, was a rescue animal from Superstorm Sandy. Papp said she had always wanted to learn American …

A new generation of activists

ERASE Racism, a Syosset-based organization that works to expose racial discrimination and advocate for laws and polices to help eliminate racial disparities and segregation on Long Island, found that …

Girl Scouts spread kindness, inspire others

Eleven girls from Girl Scout Troop 211, including scouts from Bayville, Oyster Bay, East Norwich and Huntington, were presented with Bronze Awards on Dec. 22, an achievement they treasured. But they …

Town, employers team up for on-the-job training

The Town of Oyster Bay announced a new job-training program at a news conference at Oyster Bay Brewing Company on Tuesday. The On-The-Job Training Program, which is run through the town’s …

Village, town officials discuss sex harassment

Sexual harassment allegations have flooded the national media since producer Harvey Weinstein was ousted for alleged decades of sexual misconduct in October. Well-known names in entertainment, …

Editorial

Looking back on the year that was Trump

Traditionally, the Herald has largely steered clear of national politics, rarely criticizing the president. That is, until President Donald J. Trump took office.

Editorial

Baby, it’s cold outside! Think winter safety

This past week, Long Island saw historically low temperatures that dipped below zero when the wind chill was factored in, icy, treacherous driving conditions and, to top it all off, a “bomb …

Randi Kreiss

Driving Miss Daisy is driving us crazy

My sister, my husband and I were driving my mother to see the assisted-living place we picked out for her. For a year, since our dad died, my sister and I have been caring for Mom at home, six months …

Alfonse D'Amato

Hoping for the best in what looks like a big year

As the new year begins, it’s a good time to take stock of the tumultuous year in Washington that’s just ended, and to express the hope of a more congenial 2018.

Jerry Kremer

Is disaster looming for the Grand Old Party?

I ’m sure some readers will recall the great Tylenol scare of 1982. Over the course of a few days, seven people died in Chicago from taking cyanide-laced capsules, which affected sales of one of …