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Herald Community Newspapers seek 2021 summer interns

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 …

A race like no other in Oyster Bay

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.

Suozzi witnesses ‘broken’ system on border trip, envisions an 'Ellis Island solution' at border

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.

North Shore residents respond to Chauvin verdict

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 …

Making Earth Day meds-disposal day in Bayville

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.

New town law will limit pot dispensaries

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 …

Legendary Oyster Bay High School football coach Leonard D’Errico dies

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 …

Editorial

For goodness’ sake, get vaccinated

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 . . .

Scott Brinton

The story that haunts me all these years later

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.

Op-Ed

Maintaining a teacher’s freedom to teach

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 . . .

Randi Kreiss

Why are young girls mean to one another?

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.

Jerry Kremer

Some of us are killing our friends without bullets

We Americans have experienced a horrible year since the coronavirus invaded out shores. We’ve been confined to our homes, prohibited from traveling . . .

Herald Inside LI hosts Health + Wealth webinar

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 …