Reactions are swift to mask directive

Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman signed executive orders on Jan. 6 directing local boards of education to vote this month on whether their districts should mandate mask use, while also lifting …

Plan to remove ‘ghost traps’ from the Long Island Sound

This spring, a decade-old effort by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County to remove thousands of “ghost traps” from the Sound will move into Nassau County waters for the first …

Friends Academy teen raises funds for NOSH

A pickleball tournament held over the weekend raised more than $4,300 for a local food pantry in need of help. Alistair Wright, 16, a junior at Friends Academy in Locust Valley, is the founder of …

First big snow no big deal in Oyster Bay and Bayville

While most school districts within the Herald Community Newspapers coverage area closed, including Oyster Bay-East Norwich and Locust Valley on Friday because of snow, a handful — including …

Despite pandemic, business is looking up in downtown O.B.

Anyone walking through downtown Oyster Bay in the past year no doubt noticed a change in the hamlet. Where there once were vacant buildings and closed shops, there are now new stores. Whether …

Grant funds to help keep Sound healthy

More projects are in the works to protect the health of the Long Island Sound and Hempstead Harbor, thanks to grant funding that was recently awarded by the federal government. On Tuesday, key …


Bail reform law needs still more tweaking

Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder convened a news conference on Jan. 13 to make a point: The state’s bail reform law, enacted in January 2020, needs further reform . . .


An inauguration like no other

I have been blessed to raise my hand and pledge to serve my community as an elected official many times over the past 16 years. However, last Monday was the first — and hopefully, last — time that I will take the oath of office in my living room.


How progressives might be left in the lurch

When U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi announced his Democratic primary run against Gov. Kathy Hochul, it may have seemed like a D’Amato moment.

Randi Kreiss

Can your stove talk to you?

I really needed to get on the Smart HQ website to get my new G.E. Café Series kitchen appliances online. Oh, you didn’t know? You must have internet-friendly ovens and cooktops these days.