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West Hempstead parents reflect on child’s lifesaving liver transplant

When the Herald asked 9-year-old West Hempstead resident Aiden Simms to describe himself, he giggled. “That’s what he does a lot,” said his mother, Nicole McNair. “He has a …

Developers discuss plans for National Wholesale Liquidators site in West Hempstead

Many West Hempstead residents would agree that restoration of the community’s downtown area is long overdue. One of the locations where residents would like to see residential development is …

Gary Port challenges Ed Ra for Assembly District 19 seat

The race for the 19th Assembly District began mid-August when challenger Gary Port announced his candidacy to run against incumbent Edward Ra, who is running for a sixth term. The Herald asked Ra …

Schools

West Hempstead kicks off 2020-21 school year

The West Hempstead School District welcomed students back to all five of their schools for the 2020-21 school year on Sept. 3. District Superintendent Dan Rehman and Assistant Superintendents Dina …

Neighbors in the News

West Hempstead Schools receives food donation

The West Hempstead School District received hundreds of food items and a $1,000 donation for its food pantry last month from PinkTie.org. The group coordinates networking events with local …

Editorial

Herd immunity, a recipe for further disaster

Consider the number 675,000 for a moment. That’s the number of people in the United States who died during the flu pandemic of 1918-19. Could the U.S. be headed for such widespread death again?

Endorsements

Vote for Ed Ra in 19th Assembly District

In the race for the seat in the State Assembly’s 19th District, the Herald endorses incumbent Ed Ra, of Franklin Square. With a decade of experience in the Legislature — having been …

Re-elect Kevin Thomas in 6th Senate District

Kevin Thomas hit the ground running when he took office in the 6th Senate District, and has proven himself to be a worthy asset to his constituents and the State Senate.  He has tackled …

Herald Endorsement

Re-elect Kathleen Rice in the 4th Congressional District

For 15 years, Kathleen Rice has worked hard to serve the public, first as the Nassau County District attorney and then as a member of Congress, and she deserves another term representing the 4th Congressional District. Though her opponent, Douglas Tuman, showed a commendable desire to serve in Congress, Rice is the more well-rounded, experienced candidate.