On a foggy Tuesday evening at Coopers Bluff, oyster enthusiasts, along with Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino, gathered for the Oyster Eating and Oyster Shucking contest, a popular event at the annual Oyster Festival, which traditionally takes place outdoors in the heart of the hamlet. Covid-19 has led to a different festival this year, the 37th, forcing organizers to change the format to a virtual one. But, perhaps the most popular event, the oyster eating and shucking contests, had to be done live, so the contest was held for the media only, so they could share it with their viewers and readers.
Last weekend, the actors and props weren’t the scariest things at Bayville Scream Park, a popular Halloween destination in Bayville. It was the lack of social distancing and long wait times that left many park-goers frightened and frustrated.
The Jericho Cider Mill, a two-story white barn where gallons of cider are pressed each season is celebrating its 200th birthday. Even with the coronavirus pandemic it remains a joyful place, where people go to purchase homemade pies and cider but also, to reminisce.
Two years after winning a seat in the State Senate, State Sen. Jim Gaughran, a Democrat, is seeking reelection as the representative of the Fifth State Senate District. He is being challenged by …
The newly polished pews of Saint Gertrude's Roman Catholic Church currently sit empty and some remain covered in plastic. The prayer space hasn't been used in a year and the altar is housing two …
Early voting begins in New York on Saturday, Oct. 24, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 1. The polling station in Wantagh has changed to 3484 Park Ave., and is located at the American Legion Post 1273. Daily times vary.
The Town of Oyster Bay last week passed a local law stating that anyone who disrupts a Town Board meeting can be arrested and charged criminally. Offenders could be subject to up to 15 days in jail. …
Ana Maria Nunez lost 20 pounds in three months by changing her diet, utilizing what she learned in the “Eating Smart Being Active” classes offered at the Locust Valley Library. Nunez, who …
Food provider NOSH and North Shore Soup Kitchen, which joined forces in July, have been feeding the local communities out of the Church of St. Rocco in Glen Cove since late August.
The race for the 3rd Congressional District is heating up as Election Day approaches. Incumbent U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi, an attorney and certified public accountant, would like to continue to pursue his …
People living in the hamlet of Oyster Bay and those who love history, particularly that of the Revolutionary War, know about Robert Towns-end. He was a member of George Washington’s Culper Spy Ring, which historians credit with paving the way for a victory for the colonists over the British. Raynham Hall, a museum in Oyster Bay, was once Townsend’s home.
A veteran assemblyman and a newcomer will vie for the North Shore’s District 15 assembly seat on Nov. 3. Incumbent Michael Montesano, a Republican from Glen Head, has spent the last decade …
Consider the number 675,000 for a moment. That’s the number of people in the United States who died during the flu pandemic of 1918-19. Could the U.S. be headed for such widespread death again?
Late last month, we at the Herald were jolted when a senior at Kennedy High School, in Bellmore, called on school officials — and the local media — to stop referring to girls’ sports teams at Kennedy as the “Lady Cougars.”
Really, could you make up Donald Trump if he didn’t already exist? What book publisher in their right mind or movie producer hoping for a hit would create a character as unlikely . . .
There is a storm brewing, and your child’s school is in its cross hairs. It’s not a hurricane or a tornado. It’s a fiscal tsunami, and it’s going to devastate the education system on Long Island unless Albany steps up and acts.