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Op-Ed

Nassau’s budget surplus isn’t good news

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.

Randi Kreiss

The pandemic of 1918 was pushed off the front pages

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.

Lawrence School District teachers learn that their efforts have made a difference

Nearly a year after schools — like most of life — changed dramatically when the coronavirus pandemic began, shifting from in-person learning to remote instruction, the Lawrence High …

Lawrence High School’s top three scholars

Valedictorian Amy Sharin, salutatorian Nader Daruvala and honor speaker Daniela Andrade are the top three scholars of the class of 2021 for Lawrence High School.   

Op-Ed

Racial inequities and the Biden infrastructure plan

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 . . .

Obituary

Renowned playwright, Lawrence native Arthur Kopit, 83

Before Lawrence native Arthur Kopit became a successful playwright he was a young man who took pleasure in teasing his younger sister, Susan, and her friends and pestering his mother and her friends playing cards.

Engrossed in a Holocaust story that resonates

In commemoration of Yom HaShoah, more than people joined a Zoom event hosted by Temple Hillel in North Woodmere, which featured filmmaker and Five Towns native Tyler Gildin discussing his documentary, “The Starfish” on April 7.

Lawrence Woodmere Academy student places second in app challenge

Samuel Schwartz, a Lawrence Woodmere Academy sophomore, captured second place  in the 2020 Congressional App Challenge for the 4th Congressional District represented by Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-Garden City).

Editorial

Support the Mother Nature Bond Act

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 . . .

Hewlett-Woodmere candidates night, May 5

The Hewlett-Woodmere Central Council PTA is hosting a Candidate’s Night on Wednesday, May 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Hewlett High School auditorium with the Board of Education candidates in-person and a total of 100 people. For attendees it will be  first come, first served. The event will also be livestreamed on the school district’s website.

Editorial

Support the Mother Nature Bond Act

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 . . .

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 …

Rom Raviv is not afraid to take the first step

For 20-year old Woodmere resident and entrepreneur Rom Raviv, he wants to be a role model to younger Five Towns residents seeking to be entrepreneurs.   The 2018 Hewlett High School …