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Heralds take home top honors in press contest

The Herald Community Newspapers took home 26 honors in the annual New York Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest, which attracted more than 2,400 of entries from 151 newspapers across …

JFK grad, first gay judge on N.Y.’s highest court, dies

Judge Paul Feinman, a Merrick native, John F. Kennedy High School graduate and the first openly gay member of the state’s highest court, died on March 31 of a blood disorder. He was 61. …

Bellmore-Merrick alumni start scholarship for late teacher Jack Rice

For a group of six Wellington C. Mepham High School alumni, Jack Rice was much more than a teacher. In school, he was a mentor, a guide and, perhaps most of all, a friend — a presence in their …

Brooks pushes tax relief legislation in State Senate

State Sen. John Brooks is fighting to alleviate the tax burden felt by his business and home-owning constituents. The Seaford Democrat has recently sponsored and co-sponsored three pieces of property …

State study: Public water is feasible

According to a recent study ordered by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the municipalization of New York American Water’s Long Island infrastructure is not only feasible, but also in residents’ best interests.

She said yes!

For Sanford H. Calhoun High School football coach Joe Migliano, there was no better place to propose to his girlfriend, cheer coach Christine Meiselas, than on the Calhoun field itself.

JFK Drama Club goes digital with ‘Head Over Heels’

Facing a new reality, the John F. Kennedy High School Drama Club was left with one question: What’s a Drama Club to do in a pandemic?

Editorial

High-speed rail for L.I. deserves public support

With the Biden administration pushing a $2 trillion national infrastructure plan, what once seemed like a fantasy — high-speed rail for the Northeast — is slowly, steadily becoming a distinct possibility . . .

Editorial

Should municipalities opt out on marijuana?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, once an ardent detractor of any measure to legalize recreational marijuana, last week signed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act . . .

Randi Kreiss

Oldies but goodies have the right stuff

I married an older man, and this week he’s turning 75. When we met, I was 14 and he was 15.

Op-Ed

New York has legalized marijuana. What now?

Now that state lawmakers in Albany have legalized recreational marijuana, it’s time to ensure that public safety, public health and quality-of-life concerns are addressed as part of the rollout process.

Jerry Kremer

Some of us are killing our friends without bullets

We Americans have experienced a horrible year since the coronavirus invaded out shores. We’ve been confined to our homes, prohibited from traveling . . .