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Naming a county building after a Black trailblazer

The building that houses the Nassau County Board of Elections and the County Clerk’s office doesn’t have a name. It has always been referred to as 240 Old Country Road, but Legislator …

Bill aims to end housing discrimination in real estate business

If Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs it, legislation that would hold real estate professionals accountable for discriminatory housing practices, authored by State Sen. Jim Gaughran, a Democrat from Northport, …

North Shore talks schools in September

Over the past two months, over 90 volunteers consisting of North Shore School District faculty, administrators, Board of Education members and others have joined together to research the best ways to …

Senate bill could bring public water to the North Shore

A bill to create the North Shore Water Authority passed the State Senate on July 23. It must now pass the Assembly to be put on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk for his signature. The bill, authored …

As crowds fill Tappen Pool, Town of Oyster Bay adds a time limit

Every morning at 10 a.m., a line of colorful, socially distanced beach bags snakes around the Harry Tappen Pool in Glenwood Landing, ending abruptly at a metal fence. The owners of the bags sit in …

AquaBrasil Boutique brings new fashion to Glen Head

When Bruna Tembelis had to cancel the opening of her shop, AquaBrasil Boutique, due to the coronavirus pandemic, she had to find new ways to succeed as a new local business. “I was ready to …

A beautiful day and a fun way to learn about our waterways

The 90 minute cruise around West Harbor on Saturday, guided by Friends of the Bay and The WaterFront Center was a big hit with 51 residents participating. Colorful Kayaks and paddleboards dotted the …

Editorial

We’ll say it again: It’s time to fix the SALT cap

U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi, a Democrat from Glen Cove, has campaigned relentlessly to eliminate the $10,000 cap on deductions of state and local taxes imposed by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which President Trump shepherded through Congress.

Editorial

Young people: Cut out the big gatherings

About a thousand people — most young people — gathered on the beach in Long Beach on July 18, in clear violation of the state’s current ban . . .

Scott Brinton

What a poet can teach us about death — and life

I was out for a drive in mid-April, rounding the corner from Beach Street to Merrick Road in Merrick, when Emily Dickinson’s words suddenly came to my mind . . .

Randi Kreiss

Breaking news: President discovers gravity

After months of denying that gravity exists, President Trump dropped a golf ball from the White House roof and declared that Isaac Newton was right.

Send the Herald your stories, photos of how you're coping with the coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak has vastly altered our daily routines. Parents are at home. Children are at home. College students are at home. All must stay put, we are told, for now. People are making …