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A day to honor service members who never returned home alive

Quentin Roosevelt Post 4 American Legion began its Memorial Day ceremony with a somber laying of the wreath at the legion’s monument in the hamlet. That was followed by a startling pop, pop, pop, from a three volley-salute, performed by members of the N.Y. 11th Regiment Military Honor Guard. It is a ceremonial act performed at military funerals, as is the playing of taps on the bugle, which followed. It was all more than appropriate on Memorial Day, when our country mourns our service members that did not return home alive.

As long time OBEN board member retires, two candidates vey for her seat 

After 25 years, Oyster Bay East Norwich School District Board of Education member Robin Dando has decided not to seek reelection. Candidates Michael Lacapria and Darren Gerbosi are hoping to fill Dando’s seat.

Graduates to get the ‘pomp and circumstance’ they deserve

It has been a rough year for graduating seniors across the country during the coronavirus pandemic, with multiple activities cancelled, schools closed and in person graduations cancelled. A decision by the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District to postpone graduation until Aug 1 has been a source of relief and joy for many seniors, and their parents too. And the graduation will be a live one, held on the grounds of Oyster Bay High School.

Kamp, woman who helped widows live again, dies

Ellen Kamp became a widow in 2006, when her husband, photographer Eric Camp died. Three years later she co-founded the W Connection, a non-profit for widows, with Dawn Nargi, of Manhattan. Kamp helped many widows during her lifetime to rebuild their lives and made friends with several along the way. The Sea Cliff resident’s death on April 25 from ovarian cancer is a loss that continues to be felt by many.

Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center promoting “Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations”

The Gold Coast Arts Center in Great Neck is partnering with the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, along with numerous local synagogues to promote the “Community Focus on …

Despite hurdles from Covid-19, Locust Valley High School sets sights on August prom

Locust Valley High School plans to hold its prom at the Swan Club in Roslyn on August 6, after the venue offered to host the event free of charge for students. The high school originally planned …

Long Island begins Phase One reopening Wednesday: Cuomo

As projected, Long Island began the Phase One reopening of its battered economy on Wednesday, paving the way for construction and wholesale trade companies to restart operations, along with retailers for curbside pickup only.


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Remembering our warriors’ sacrifices

We marked Memorial Day on Monday, honoring all those who died in military service to our nation. It was a holiday unlike past years . . .

Randi Kreiss

Sometimes the right notes unlock the heart

Just take those old records off the shelf. I’ll sit and listen to ’em by myself.


It’s time to un-pause Nassau County

The coronavirus will be with us for the foreseeable future. The shutdown we have been struggling with has been painful, inconvenient and sad. We have seen . . .

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 …