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Nassau County recently announced that it finished 2020 with a surplus of $75 million (subject to some adjustment, but it’s a reasonable number to work with). Sounds like good news, right? Not so fast. more
President Biden’s proposed $2 trillion infrastructure plan is remarkable for its ambition and breadth and for taking significant steps to address historic racial inequities. The president deserves great credit . . . more
My husband’s father was 14 and living in New York during the pandemic of 1918, sometimes known as the Spanish flu. He must have had memories of the time; surely he knew people who died in Brooklyn, where he lived. more
After a year-long hiatus, the Rockville Centre Little League is scheduled to return in just a few weeks’ time. The resumption of baseball will help bring a modicum of normality to village residents and their children, although during games the dugouts and bleachers will look a bit different in the interest of ensuring the safety of athletes and parents alike. more
At the turn of the 20th century, environmental protection meant preserving wilderness so future generations might know nature as the great environmentalists Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir knew it — bountiful and largely pristine. Some 120 years later . . . more
Elizabeth Anne Krol, of Rockville Centre, died on March 9. She was 64. more
Rockville Centre resident Ellen J. Sullivan died on March 28 at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was 96. more
Several experts on mental health, substance abuse and addiction spoke to the Herald last week about the pandemic’s impacts on these issues, ahead of a webinar this Saturday that will be hosted by Catholic Health’s Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre. more
Activists and community leaders rallied in front of State Senator Todd Kaminsky’s office on April 7 to encourage the senator to support the recently introduced New York Climate and Community Investment Act, or Senate Bill 4264A. more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders came to an agreement on March 28 to allow people over the age of 21 to possess, display, purchase, obtain or transport up to three ounces of cannabis and up to 24 grams of concentrated cannabis. New York is the 15th state to legalize recreational marijuana.  The legislation comes almost two years after marijuana was decriminalized in New York. more
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