Record showing for Heralds in 2017 New York Press Association contest

The Herald Community Newspapers won big in the New York Press Association’s 2017 Better Newspaper Contest, taking home 29 awards — 26 of them for editorial excellence. That was a record …

Assemblyman says he doesn’t play politics

State Assemblyman Michael Montesano, who appeared as a witness for the prosecution on Monday in the federal corruption trial of former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, said he was surprised …

L.I. Tactical finds home among Glen Head mom-and-pops

By Alyssa Seidman aseidman@liherald.com A shared passion for pocketknives and other “everyday carry” tools — bordering on an obsession — recently led to a new storefront at 15 Glen Head …

Grant awarded for habitat restoration project in Glenwood Landing

The Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor recently received a $14,000 grant to launch a habitat restoration project in Glenwood Landing. The grant was awarded by Patagonia, an outdoor clothing and gear …

What didn’t make it into the state budget?

The New York State Legislature finalized a $168.3 billion budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year just hours before its April 1 deadline. While lawmakers approved a number of provisions, such as tax …

Radio show to amplify local issues, artists and activists on the North Shore

Amid a tangle of headphone cords, microphone wires and half-empty coffee cups, radio show host Jason Samel, of Old Brookville, organized his papers — marked up with reference points and annotations …

Legislation for feasibility study in the works

On March 14, State Sen. Carl Marcellino, a Republican from Syosset, amended his bill to require a feasibility study that would determine the viability of a local takeover of New York American Water. …

Editorial

Let the Jefferson statue debate rage on

When a group of Hofstra University students recently began calling for the Thomas Jefferson statue in front of the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center to be removed, those who aren’t history buffs might have done a double take.

Laura Lane

Finding hope among the crowd at the March for Our Lives

Just in front of me, a teenage girl tentatively raised her arm. Then she clenched her fist. We were at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington on March 24 . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

Secure borders and fair trade go together

There’s a swirl of foreign policy issues coming to a head in Washington right now, all of which have serious domestic implications as well. First and foremost . . .

North Shore students enjoy an un-Belize-able trip

Students and faculty from North Shore High School took a tropical tour of Belize during spring break. “The goal of the trip was to experience biology through an outdoor classroom, and gain a …

HERALD NEIGHBORS

A roaring good time at Garvies Dino Day

Last weekend, residents traveled back to prehistoric times at Garvies Point Museum and Preserve for Dino Day, an annual event that highlights the history and habits of the magnificent creatures that …