Record showing for Heralds in 2017 New York Press Association contest

The Herald Community Newspapers won big in the New York Press Association’s 2017 Better Newspaper Contest, taking home 29 awards — 26 of them for editorial excellence. That was a record …

Assemblyman says he doesn’t play politics

State Assemblyman Michael Montesano, who appeared as a witness for the prosecution on Monday in the federal corruption trial of former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, said he was surprised …

L.I. Tactical finds home among Glen Head mom-and-pops

By Alyssa Seidman aseidman@liherald.com A shared passion for pocketknives and other “everyday carry” tools — bordering on an obsession — recently led to a new storefront at 15 Glen Head …

Grant awarded for habitat restoration project in Glenwood Landing

The Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor recently received a $14,000 grant to launch a habitat restoration project in Glenwood Landing. The grant was awarded by Patagonia, an outdoor clothing and gear …

What didn’t make it into the state budget?

The New York State Legislature finalized a $168.3 billion budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year just hours before its April 1 deadline. While lawmakers approved a number of provisions, such as tax …

Radio show to amplify local issues, artists and activists on the North Shore

Amid a tangle of headphone cords, microphone wires and half-empty coffee cups, radio show host Jason Samel, of Old Brookville, organized his papers — marked up with reference points and annotations …

Legislation for feasibility study in the works

On March 14, State Sen. Carl Marcellino, a Republican from Syosset, amended his bill to require a feasibility study that would determine the viability of a local takeover of New York American Water. …

Laura Lane

Finding hope among the crowd at the March for Our Lives

Just in front of me, a teenage girl tentatively raised her arm. Then she clenched her fist. We were at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington on March 24 . . .

Randi Kreiss

Don’t know my platform from my algorithm

Have you seen the Esurance commercial with the two white-haired older women? One suggests the other doesn’t “get” Facebook, and the insulted woman says, “I unfriend you.”

Alfonse D'Amato

Secure borders and fair trade go together

There’s a swirl of foreign policy issues coming to a head in Washington right now, all of which have serious domestic implications as well. First and foremost . . .

Cuomo rep. says, ‘There are no secrets,’ tunnel is only option

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s representative, Peter Kiernan, visited Nassau County more than once in late March to share an update of the governor’s plans for a tunnel from Oyster Bay to Westchester. …

HERALD NEIGHBORS

Sea Cliff Little League Opening Day a blast

A wave of Technicolor uniforms flooded the streets of Sea Cliff last Saturday for the village’s annual Little League parade. Aspiring young ballplayers suited up to greet residents along the parade …

North Shore students enjoy an un-Belize-able trip

Students and faculty from North Shore High School took a tropical tour of Belize during spring break. “The goal of the trip was to experience biology through an outdoor classroom, and gain a …