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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 …

Town of Oyster Bay encourages outdoor dining, waives fees

The Town of Oyster Bay will waive permit fees this year, as it did in 2020, to assist restaurants during the Covid-19 pandemic. Ordinarily the hamlet’s eateries would be required to meet …

Life Enrichment Center brings vaccine to dozens of its seniors

The Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay partnered with Americare on March 11 to provide 70 of its seniors with the Covid-19 vaccine at the center. In took less than 30 minutes for seniors to …

Teen studies her age group’s Covid resilience

Some high school students have responded to the stresses of the coronavirus pandemic by hunkering down at home in front of a computer. Carmela Musso, 17, has taken the opposite tack. The …

With teens’ help, SMART911 service comes to the hamlet

When an ambulance arrives to assist someone, medical information is shared with emergency medical technicians before the vehicle heads to a hospital. Town Councilwoman Vicki Walsh said she has always …

Recognizing a fallen hero

This month, a bill is being considered in the Nassau County Legislature to rename a portion of Forest Avenue, in Locust Valley, Sgt. Robert Hendriks Way. The measure would honor the life and service …

Oyster Bay High School’s ‘Songs for a New World,’ a hit

Students at Oyster Bay High School shared their talents in a live production of “Songs for a New World” last weekend, participating in the cast, orchestra, set design and stage crew. The …

We’ll talk soon, just maybe not tomorrow

One of the most consistent criticisms I have received from my editors at the Herald over the past two and a half years is that I’m too wordy. I tend to let my emotional approach to writing get …

Editorial

Support the Mother Nature Bond Act

At the turn of the 20th century, environmental protection meant preserving wilderness so future generations might know nature as the great environmentalists Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir knew it — bountiful and largely pristine. Some 120 years later . . .

Op-Ed

Racial inequities and the Biden infrastructure plan

President Biden’s proposed $2 trillion infrastructure plan is remarkable for its ambition and breadth and for taking significant steps to address historic racial inequities. The president deserves great credit . . .

Op-Ed

Nassau’s budget surplus isn’t good news

Nassau County recently announced that it finished 2020 with a surplus of $75 million (subject to some adjustment, but it’s a reasonable number to work with). Sounds like good news, right? Not so fast.

Randi Kreiss

The pandemic of 1918 was pushed off the front pages

My husband’s father was 14 and living in New York during the pandemic of 1918, sometimes known as the Spanish flu. He must have had memories of the time; surely he knew people who died in Brooklyn, where he lived.

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 . . .