Wantagh H.S. scores big in Olympiad

Anyone who thinks science is a quiet activity reserved for the ivy-covered halls of academe has never attended a science Olympiad like the one held at Levittown’s Division Avenue High School …

Wantagh board firm on Mandalay teacher transfer

Parents of students at Mandalay Elementary School, in Wantagh, continue to pressure district administrators and the Board of Education to return popular reading teacher Denise Burkhard to Mandalay, …

Saving pets from Puerto Rico

Bideawee animal rescue in Wantagh, which serves communities across the South Shore, including Seaford, took in 14 dogs from hurricane- and earthquake-ravaged Puerto Rico last week, continuing its …

Seaford PTSA raises more than $8,000 in winter drive

“The outpouring from the community and businesses was unbelievable. This was really the most successful fundraiser ever for the [Seaford] PTSA,” said Seaford Parent Teacher Student …

Cub Scouts compete in Pinewood Derby

Excited Cub Scouts bounced into the all-purpose room at Seaford’s Manor Elementary School on Jan. 31. The sharply dressed scouts proceeded to check in their pinewood cars to scoutmaster Jimmy …

Editorial

Kudos to Nassau for signing climate pledge

At the Herald, we like to give credit where credit is due. In our Nov. 8-14 editorial, “Nassau should take the Climate Smart Pledge,” we called on County Executive Laura Curran . . .

Editorial

L.I.’s high-tech future is on the horizon

For years, we have spoken about a so-called “brain drain” on Long Island — the steady departure of young people in their 20s and 30s. They’re fed up with the Island’s high cost of housing . . .

Editorial

Signs of hope amid the opioid crisis

"We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold.” So began Hunter S. Thompson’s 1972 drug-addled novel “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" . . .

On recycling, calm down. It’s complicated

Residents made quite a fuss this past week over rollout of Valley Stream’s new dual-stream recycling program, which alternates recycling weeks between paper products and glass, plastic and …