Charles O’Shea, owner of funeral homes, dies at 85

Charles J. O’Shea Jr., a prominent figure in the business communities of Wantagh and East Meadow for more than a half-century, died on Dec. 30 at his home in Point Lookout. He was 85.

‘Don’t go in the backyard’

“My wife woke me up and told me we had another accident in the backyard,” recalled Calvin DuBois, 56, of Seaford. “I said. ‘Stop playing.’” DuBois, his wife, …

Wantagh FD provides aid after North Massapequa fire

The North Massapequa Fire Department is still finding it’s footing after suffering major departmental equipment losses due to a fire at the department’s headquarters this past Christmas …

Orthodox celebrate Feast of Theophany

Roughly two-dozen parishioners of various orthodox parishes gathered at Alhambra Beach in Seaford on Monday, Jan. 6 for the annual blessing of the waters in honor of the feast of …

Clavin, Town of Hempstead board sworn in

Republican Town of Hempstead officials celebrated at Town Hall on Jan. 7 as newly minted Supervisor Donald X. Clavin and the three of the town’s five council members took the oath of office. Former Supervisor Kate Murray was also sworn as town clerk, and Jeanine Driscoll stepped into Clavin’s previous position as receiver of taxes.

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 …