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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 …

Fifth-grader wins Earth Day contest

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.

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 …

Randi Kreiss

Gotta get up, get out and do something bold

As poet Mary Oliver asks, “What will you do with your one wild and precious life?” In our (almost) post-pandemic lives, the question presses us for an answer.

Editorial

The many advantages of Covid-19 inoculation

Last year, the guidance we received from the government was straightforward: Wear a mask, keep your distance from others and stay at home if you’re able. Now, with millions of people being vaccinated . . .

Op-Ed

‘Woke’ claims, anti-racism and the road forward

News sources are filled with reports of claims about “woke” universities and corporations, complaints about critical race theory and anti-racism training sessions . . .

Jerry Kremer

Saying farewell to a president who put Hofstra on the map

I take note of the impending retirement of Dr. Stuart Rabinowitz, the president of Hofstra University. Having been a trustee of the university for almost 30 years, I have come to understand . . .

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 …