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Douglas Tuman challenges Kathleen Rice in 4th Congressional District

In the Fourth Congressional District, incumbent Kathleen Rice, a Democrat from Garden City, faces Douglas Tuman, a Republican from West Hempstead.

It’s Judy Griffin vs. Patricia Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick for Assembly District 21

Former Malverne deputy mayor and village trustee Patricia Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick is challenging incumbent New York State Assemblywoman Judy Griffin for a seat representing the 21st Assembly District. …

Rockville Centre Breast Cancer Coalition going strong amid pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, the Rockville Centre Breast Cancer Coalition will not host its annual Black & White Cocktail Party fundraiser, but its services to those with breast cancer have continued.

South Side Middle School students give back to the community

Students at South Side Middle School are learning what it means to be a hero, and that heroes can take on different forms. The students have also been encouraged to not only recognize various local heroes, but to also show appreciation for their sacrifices in some way. Early last Wednesday, a group of seventh-graders met in the South Side Middle School auditorium to pack up bags and boxes of supplies they brought in to be donated to homeless veterans through Beacon House.

Rockville Centre author teaches importance of communicating kindly

The use of technology by children has long been a sticking point for parents, and during the pandemic, as its use has become even more prevalent, the fear of its potential danger has only grown. Author Katie Duffy-Schumacher of Rockville Centre has been educating children about using technology responsibly for several years, and brought her “Don’t Press Send” presentation to local Girl Scouts last week.

Randi Kreiss

When real-life horrors outdo Halloween

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 . . .

Editorial

Herd immunity, a recipe for further disaster

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?

Editorial

Say goodbye to ‘Lady’ on our sports pages

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.”