South Shore does well in State of State

Nassau County residents, and especially those along the South Shore, will find much for them in the proposals that Gov. Andrew Cuomo put forth in his Jan. 8 State of the State address, provided they …

A.A., other local efforts highlight battle against rising alcohol use

It is a darkening evening in early winter, the sky lowering and the temperature dropping. Roughly two dozen people have gathered in a church classroom in Seaford with furniture better suited to …

Lady Vikings sail to victory

Perennial South Shore cheerleading powerhouse Seaford High School won the Division II Large Varsity title at a meet at Freeport High School last Saturday, beating out a handful of other teams in the …

Seaford artist earns library exhibit

Artist Elise Weber, 21, of Seaford, chose a landscape that caught her attention. She set down her supplies among the branches and leaves surrounding her, laid out brushes that would soon be lathered …

Locals raise money for police widows and families

Ties to law enforcement are strong on the South Shore. On Jan. 3, from 8 p.m. to midnight, the Ridgewood Tavern, on Sunrise Highway in Wantagh, hosted a fundraiser for the families of fallen police …

Editorial

Kudos to Nassau for signing climate pledge

At the Herald, we like to give credit where credit is due. In our Nov. 8-14 editorial, “Nassau should take the Climate Smart Pledge,” we called on County Executive Laura Curran . . .

Editorial

L.I.’s high-tech future is on the horizon

For years, we have spoken about a so-called “brain drain” on Long Island — the steady departure of young people in their 20s and 30s. They’re fed up with the Island’s high cost of housing . . .

Editorial

Signs of hope amid the opioid crisis

"We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold.” So began Hunter S. Thompson’s 1972 drug-addled novel “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" . . .

On recycling, calm down. It’s complicated

Residents made quite a fuss this past week over rollout of Valley Stream’s new dual-stream recycling program, which alternates recycling weeks between paper products and glass, plastic and …