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North Shore students excited to start new year

The 2020-21 school year is sure to present a unique set of challenges in the North Shore School District. Although all elementary and middle school students will start the year in school, they will …

New York American Water rate hike delayed to January

After discussions with the New York Department of Public Service and in direct response to the coronavirus pandemic, New York American Water has once again postponed its previously approved rate …

Nassau County minority legislators focus on county map

The Democrats in the Nassau County Legislature are asking for changes in how the county’s legislative map is drawn. They may be a little early, since redistricting will not be considered until …

County school superintendents postpone high school sports to 2021

North Shore High School student-athletes will have to wait until the new year to compete in sports. At an emergency meeting Aug. 26, a committee of Nassau County school superintendents voted to …

New bulkhead coming to Glen Cove Sewage Treatment Plant

The Nassau County Legislature voted unanimously on Aug. 3 to approve additional funding for a new marine bulkhead along the Glen Cove Sewage Treatment Plant, near Hempstead Harbor. The bulkhead will …

Underground gas tank ignites in Sea Cliff

The Sea Cliff Fire Department received a call at 5:38 p.m. on Sunday in response to an underground gasoline tank at Pride Gas Station at 311 Glen Cove Ave. in Sea Cliff. Hugo Diaz, manager of VIP …

Love Your Neighbor Project helps Long Island’s needy

Recognizing the impact the coronavirus pandemic was having on the North Shore, Sea Cliff resident Jaime Teich decided that she had to help her community in any way she could. She started making masks …

Editorial

Fill out the census — the deadline is Sept. 30

Elected leaders from across Nassau County are urging — even pleading with — residents to fill out the U.S. census if they have not already done so, and time is running out.

Scott Brinton

A maddening tale of two presidencies

Donald Trump revealed his true self to The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward over the course of 18 interviews beginning last December, appearing coherent and well-informed . . .

Randi Kreiss

You’d better believe it: We are in this together

Five years ago, I returned from a visit to my kids and grandkids, who live in a mountain town in northern California, and in this space I wrote, “I have come back from the future, and if you plan on going, better wear your fire-retardant underwear.”

Alfonse D'Amato

The economy needs emergency attention now

Three-quarters of a year into 2020, let’s all pray that the end of Covid-19 is mercifully within view. Great progress is being made . . .

Send the Herald your stories, photos of how you're coping with the coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak has vastly altered our daily routines. Parents are at home. Children are at home. College students are at home. All must stay put, we are told, for now. People are making …