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Working to expand equality at Oyster Bay school district

Oyster Bay High School sophomore Jaiya Chetram, 15, spent many summer days advocating for change at rallies as the Black Lives Matter movement resurfaced amid the murder of George Floyd. Although the summer is over, Jaiya has not stopped advocating for change. He is working to raise awareness on issues regarding race in his school district, where he is a class president and takes on other responsibilities such as his involvement with the committee IDEA, which stands for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Action.

Places of worship join forces to help the food insecure

The Silveri Center at St. Dominic’s Church was a hub of activity for a week earlier this month. The room was filled with cans of vegetables, soups, pasta, stuffing mix and Stop & Shop gift cards. Volunteers organized and bagged all the fixings needed for a Thanksgiving meal.

Back the Blue masks sow discord at L.V. meeting

Several current and former Locust Valley High School students, as well as members of the community, addressed controversy surrounding the sale of Back the Blue masks by LVHS’s club of the same name during the district Board of Education meeting on Tuesday. Some speakers said the sale is tone deaf during a period of racial divide in the United States, while others said it is to show support of the police without any political agenda.

Town of Oyster Bay ordered to redraft new meeting law

A federal court has issued a temporary restraining order against the Town of Oyster Bay’s new local meeting law, which allows for the arrest and filing of criminal charges against anyone who …

Suozzi, Gaughran come from behind to win re-election

When U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi held a news conference on Monday in Glen Cove, he said he was confident he would win his bid for re-election, but wasn’t ready to claim victory. Less than 24 hours …

Presidential election reactions differ in the North Shore

At press time on Thursday, President-elect Joseph Biden had tallied over 77 million votes — more than any other presidential candidate in history — besting President Trump’s 72 million-plus votes, the second-most in history.

Veterans can be honored one last time at gravesite

The sound of gunfire in a cemetery, followed by a bugler playing taps, means one thing — a veteran is being honored for perpetuity. On Long Island and in New York City, the ceremony is conducted by members of the 11th New York Regiment, which provides free military funeral honors. A veterans service organization, it has 32 members, including New York Guard veteran Alex Gallego, from East Norwich, and Glen Cove resident Richard Arias, a Navy veteran. They continue to serve their country, they say, by honoring fellow veterans and offering comfort to their grieving families.

Editorial

Celebrating our Hometown Heroes

In mid-May, as the coronavirus pandemic raged in New York, the Heralds undertook what became a monumental project to feature each week the front-line heroes . . .

Editorial

Why returning to the Paris accord is good for L.I.

President-elect Joseph Biden recently committed to re-entering the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit carbon dioxide emissions worldwide, which President Trump pulled the U.S. out of in June 2017.

Scott Brinton

Seeking comfort in a cult classic this pandemic year

In the interior of Washington state, in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, there is a tiny city, population about 900, that I have long wanted to visit — Roslyn.

Randi Kreiss

We’re on Trump time for another seven weeks

Half of me never wants to write or speak the name Trump again. Half of me wants to finish the work I started nearly four years ago . . .

Op-Ed

In praise of higher education

For over a century, American higher education has been viewed as a public good as well as a vehicle for personal growth. It has been a source of scientific and technological advances as well as . . .