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New ‘Vitale Grove’ honors late Baldwin community advocate

A new feature was added to Milburn Pond Park last week in honor of an involved community member who died last year. It’s called Vitale Grove. A new bench, surrounded by freshly planted …

Racial Equity Club founded at Calhoun

Joan Mesy, a senior at Sanford H. Calhoun High School, has experienced racial prejudice firsthand. As a freshman, she mentally struggled in the face of harassment by her peers, and as one of the few …

Four East Meadow friends dedicate their Halloween costumes to personal causes

Lifelong best friends Lyla Meslin, Samantha Panzica, Ella Merkle and Ashley O’Connor have been planning their Halloween costumes since August. Each suggested a number of different ideas for a …

Franklin Square Horror continues with a haunted display

Last year, Joe Allocco announced that he would no longer be creating his Franklin Square Horror House — where trick-or-treaters could make their way through a haunted house complete with actors …

It’s showtime again as Regal theater reopens in Lynbrook

For the first time in over seven months, Regal Cinemas 13 in Lynbrook opened its doors to patrons on Friday, but with a plethora of new coronavirus rules and regulations.

Rockville Centre prepares for 5G technology upgrades

At a community forum on Monday, Rockville Centre residents learned about what it will take to have 5G cell sites installed in the village. The new technology is not yet in place, but village officials said they anticipate receiving applications from Verizon in the near future, with other carriers to follow.

Jackie Gordon for Congress in the 2nd C.D.

The Herald endorses Jackie Gordon to represent New York’s 2nd Congressional District. Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino, a Massapequa Republican attorney, and Gordon, a Babylon Democrat, …

East Meadow marching band is back to the beat

Members of the East Meadow High School Jets Marching Band safely assembled outdoors, with 12 feet of social distancing as per the New York State Department of Health, for the school’s annual …

Political graffiti found on three North Shore District schools

In an email to North Shore Central School District parents on Monday morning, Superintendent Dr. Peter Giarrizzo informed them that North Shore High School and Glen Head and Glenwood Landing …

A new café is coming to Glen Head

Glen Head resident Chelsea Kravitz said it has been her dream to open her own brick-and-mortar bakery and café since 2013. Next summer, she will have her chance, as she plans to open the …

Elmont residents demand water tower repairs

On Sept. 21, a small crowd of Elmont residents led a new chant — “No paint, no peace!” — as they gathered in front of the Elmont water tower for a rally calling for repairs to …


Herd immunity, a recipe for further disaster

Consider the number 675,000 for a moment. That’s the number of people in the United States who died during the flu pandemic of 1918-19. Could the U.S. be headed for such widespread death again?


Say goodbye to ‘Lady’ on our sports pages

Late last month, we at the Herald were jolted when a senior at Kennedy High School, in Bellmore, called on school officials — and the local media — to stop referring to girls’ sports teams at Kennedy as the “Lady Cougars.”

Randi Kreiss

When real-life horrors outdo Halloween

Really, could you make up Donald Trump if he didn’t already exist? What book publisher in their right mind or movie producer hoping for a hit would create a character as unlikely . . .


We must protect Long Island’s schools

There is a storm brewing, and your child’s school is in its cross hairs. It’s not a hurricane or a tornado. It’s a fiscal tsunami, and it’s going to devastate the education system on Long Island unless Albany steps up and acts.

Alfonse D'Amato

Will Washington soon be unchecked and unbalanced?

Some who are opposed to Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination are blurring the line between confirming a justice to fill a vacancy and the so-called “packing” of the court. Using this nomination to justify court packing . . .