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Herald offers $500K in grants for small businesses

Richner Communications Inc., publisher of Herald Community Newspapers and The Riverdale Press, this week announced a $500,000 grant program to support local businesses. Through the Herald Small Business Marketing Grant Program, each Long Island business is eligible to receive up to $15,000 of matching grant funds, which can be used for marketing services to promote the business’ products and services. The Herald Small Business Marketing Grant Program is being supported by

State comptroller creates 'Financial Survival Toolkit'

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has compiled a “Covid-19 Financial Survival Toolkit” for New York residents. The list of resources, including various crucial phone numbers and important …

Fish restoration project goes virtual amid Covid-19

Looking to get out of the house? Take a stroll near the intersection of the Bellmore Creek and Mill Pond — you may be able to catch a glimpse of River Herring families splashing through the water.

Oceanside School District donates used iPads to Mount Sinai South Nassau

Diane Provvido, Oceanside School District’s assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and research, delivered 50 iPads to Mount Sinai South Nassau this morning.   The …

State to add funeral directors as N.Y.'s death toll surpasses 7,000: Governor Cuomo

Without offering specifics, Governor Cuomo said at his Thursday news briefing that additional funeral directors would be brought in to aid with arrangements for the hundreds of New Yorkers who are …

June Regents exam canceled for 2019 - 20 school year

The New York State Board of Regents passed a series of measures on April 6 aimed at easing the burden on school districts during the coronavirus epidemic, including the suspension of Regents exams …

Friends Who Give donate snacks to Nassau County hospital workers

A once a year community event that was originated by a Mineola resident during the holiday season of 2016 has spread to donating goods to medical workers in the frontline of the …

Dean Skelos, citing coronavirus fears, seeks early release from prison

Former State Senator Dean Skelos, of Rockville Centre, is seeking early release from federal prison due to concerns of the coronavirus pandemic, according to court papers.

Freeport has dealt with a pandemic before

While the COVID-19 virus pandemic may seem like a novel occurrence, it is not the first disease to cause major shutdowns in the village of Freeport. The influenza epidemic of 1918 — also …

Franklin Square Pharmacy fined for price gouging

When Long Islanders rushed to buy hand sanitizers to protect themselves against Covid-19 last month, the owners of the Franklin Square Pharmacy decided they would make and sell their own. But on …

Help with New York Guard appreciation packages

The New York Guard Association wants to put together care packages for State Guard soldiers who are currently on active duty working with the National Guard on Operation COVID-19.

Editorial

Give what you can in these challenging days

At the Herald, we want to add our voices to the growing chorus of supporters thanking our front-line medical workers and first responders who are, as they say, doing God’s work.

Editorial

Keep up the social distancing

Two weeks ago, one South Shore school board member issued an urgent appeal to students in her district: Stop congregating. Stay apart. That same day . . .

Op-Ed

I’m proud of our LIRR workers

As another week has passed, and as we fight through this pandemic together, I continue to think about our Long Island Rail Road workforce, which continually rises to the challenge.

Overcoming tragedy and becoming stronger

One of the items on the Passover Seder plate is an egg. It’s not one of the foods we’re commanded to eat on Passover, and no mention of it is made during the Seder meal itself. So why is …

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 …

Central Orthopedic continues on with telemedicine

Although more and more people are staying home due to the coronavirus, Central Orthopedic, an orthopedic surgery practice in Rockville Centre, has “taken a medical oath to treat our patients,” said Dr. Jordan Kerker.

Heralds seek 2020 summer interns

Herald Community Newspapers is seeking 2020 and summer interns for our 18 community-based publications that stretch across Nassau County’s South Shore, from Valley Stream to Seaford, and Long …