Peter Thais, 17, a senior at Oyster Bay’s St. Dominic’s High School, has been named a 2021 Coca-Cola Scholar, an honor that comes with a $20,000 college scholarship. He is the only student from Long Island among the 150 awardees, and one of only five New York state seniors chosen from nearly 100,000 applicants by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.
A new artificial-turf field and an eight-lane track with steeplechase barriers and double runways would be installed at Locust Valley High School if residents approve Proposition 2 on May 18, when they vote on the Locust Valley Central School District’s proposed 2021-22 budget.
Encouraged by the interest of the singer Vanessa Williams, whose family ancestry is rooted deep in Oyster Bay, local researcher Claire Bellerjeau co-authored a recently published creative nonfiction book. It explores the life and times of Elizabeth, a.k.a. Liss, an African-American slave whose story is entwined with that the Townsend family, which once lived in what is now the hamlet’s Raynham Hall Museum. The book includes the sweep of events during the American Revolutionary War.
Skyler Placella is a typical James Vernon Middle School fifth-grader, but for less than a minute he becomes a “special energy agent” in a public service announcement he created with his family. Skyler won first place among 207 videos submitted by fifth- through eighth-grade students in PSEG’s Earth Day Video PSA Contest on April 22.
What do you do when you’re closing down an office where the walls are filled with psychedelic posters you started collecting as a college kid in the 1960s? Realizing that those posters, promoting local rock concerts back then, are considered works of art today, Ted Bahr opened an art gallery in Oyster Bay in 2018 to display them.
Herald Community Newspapers is seeking 2021 summer interns for our 18 community-based publications that stretch across Nassau County’s South Shore, from Valley Stream to Seaford, and Long Beach …
Danielle Taylor was sleep- deprived, and the muscles in her legs were tightening, causing excruciating pain at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, the final day of the race. She knew she had less than three hours before the next leg of the race, one that she had been running since Friday night. But the Oyster Bay resident wanted to finish the 48- mile race, and she had to complete it in 48 hours.
U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi was among a bipartisan group of members of Congress who spent two days touring the Mexican border this week. Six Democrats and three Republicans, all members of the Problem Solvers Caucus, are working to find a bipartisan solution to immigration issues.
Last year, Americans experienced an array of emotions — sadness, outrage and horror, as they watched footage of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin kneel on George Floyd’s …
When Richard Walka’s mother-in-law died 15 years ago, he had an unexpected dilemma on his hands: what to do with four shopping bags filled with her prescription and over-the-counter medications, and no safe way to get rid of them without potentially harming the environment. After that experience, Walka, the chairman of the Bayville Environmental Conservation Commission, looked for years for a solution to the problem.
Legislation signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on March 31 allows adults to use and purchase marijuana legally in New York, which joins 15 other states and Washington, D.C., in legalizing cannabis. But …
Longtime East Norwich resident Leonard W. D’Errico, 91, a former Oyster Bay High School football coach and phys. ed. teacher, died on March 29 in the Briny Breezes retirement community in …
We’re steadily getting there — herd immunity, when a minimum of 60 to 70 percent of Americans will be vaccinated against Covid-19. As of press time this week . . .
I covered the Bellmore-JFK High School Homecoming parade in the fall of 2004. It was a sunny day, full of carefree teenagers. I could never have imagined then that that day would haunt me still.
It was recently reported that a group of Rockville Centre parents accused a high school social studies teacher of criticizing police during class, and wanted her to be reprimanded. The district superintendent . . .
Time-travel with me. The year was 1957. We had just moved to Cedarhurst from Queens, and it was the first day of class at Number Three School on Broadway.
We Americans have experienced a horrible year since the coronavirus invaded out shores. We’ve been confined to our homes, prohibited from traveling . . .
In an effort to connect Long Islanders with health and wealth advocates, Herald Inside LI held a free webinar called the 50+ Health+Wealth Virtual Event on March 25. Sponsored by …