Heralds seek 2020 summer interns

Herald Community Newspapers is seeking 2020 and summer interns for our 18 community-based publications that stretch across Nassau County’s South Shore, from Valley Stream to Seaford, and Long …

L.I. GOP backs Garbarino in 2nd C.D. race

Long Island Republican leaders announced earlier this month that the party would back State Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino, a Republican from Sayville, in the race to succeed U.S. Rep. Peter King in …

Mandalay students learn cardio with a beat

Physical education classes might be boring at some schools, but definitely not at Wantagh’s Mandalay Elementary School, where teacher Robyn Pastuch helps students keep fit with a variety of …

Sen. Thomas introduces tuition cap for SUNY, CUNY

State Sen. Kevin Thomas introduced legislation on Jan 31 that if successful would freeze tuition at all state and city colleges in the state. The Thomas bill, S.7615, would hold SUNY and CUNY tuition …

Hundreds honor Vietnam vet

An urgent email went out from Kathy Sargent, a member of St. Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Wantagh, at 3 p.m. on Jan. 29. “I’ve got a funeral tomorrow for a Vietnam vet who was …


Getting NUMC off life support

The Nassau Interim Finance Authority decided to exempt the Nassau University Medical Center and NuHealth, the public-benefit corporation that runs the East Meadow hospital, from oversight in 2011, at a time when the facility was seemingly thriving.


A tuition freeze is worth considering

New York State Sen. Kevin Thomas, a Levittown Democrat, recently proposed a bill to cap tuition at all SUNY and CUNY schools at $5,000 per year for in-state students.


When it comes to diversity, we could do better

February, known nationally as Black History Month, is an appropriate time to work toward closing the opportunity gap for people of color.


Let’s continue to pursue Dr. King’s dream

February marks another year of Black History Month, and it’s important for us to take note of how far America has come since black slaves were first brought to the country some 400 years ago.