For those perceived as Muslim, life after Sept. 11 was difficult

Ravin Chetram, of Oyster Bay, remembers Sept. 11, 2001 well. He recalls being on a Long Island Rail Road train on his way to work in Manhattan when there was an announcement that a plane had hit one …

20 years later, remembering a ‘gentle giant,’ Wade Green

Alicia Govia wears a thin metal memory band on her wrist, engraved with her brother’s name, “Wade B. Green, 9-11-01, WTC” and an American flag, which has mostly worn off. The band …

A somber Sept. 11 ceremony planned in observance of the tragedy's 20th anniversary

An annual 9/11 memorial ceremony on Saturday that will be hosted by New York state Sen. Jim Gaughran and his predecessor, former state Sen. Carl Marcellino. Members of the Oyster Bay and Atlantic …

A revealing unearthing of bits of history at Sagamore Hill

Last month, archaeologists made some significant discoveries at Sagamore Hill. A group from the National Park Service spent two weeks conducting an excavation at the stable and lodge site and …

L.V. schools will abide by state mandate

The Locust Valley Central School District Board of Education voted on Tuesday to comply with the New York State Department of Health’s mask mandate, less than 24 hours after board trustees …

Hot stuff at Nassau fire camp

Khadeejah Memon is 14. Five feet tall and weighing 107 pounds, the East Norwich resident said she has her heart set on becoming a New York City firefighter. She joined the East Norwich Fire …


Election season is upon us once again — vote!

Each election season, we invite political candidates to the Heralds' Garden City office for an hour-long meeting to hear their ideas and views before deciding whom we will endorse. This year will be no different.


And don’t forget your flu shot this year

With all the highly necessary talk about the Covid-19 vaccine, it would be easy to overlook the flu shot, which each of us should get every year, but only about half of us do.


Reflections on race, racism and respect

Years ago, my wife and I walked onto a Martha Vineyard’s beach with my Cornell University advisee and his parents, only to be confronted by a white man asking where we thought we were going.

Scott Brinton

Memories of covering 9/11 haunt me still

My wife called soon after 9 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, her voice measured but tense. I was half-awake, preparing myself for the day . . .

Randi Kreiss

Season of fire and flood slips into September

It has been a season of extremes, but after the floods, fires, winds, Covid surges, ICUs getting slammed, little ones getting sick, and the heat waves, one drumbeat persists . . .