Bill may help over-assessed homeowners

A new bill in the State Legislature would grant homeowners whose properties were over-assessed a tax credit for the five years during which Nassau County plans to phase in its new …

Chestnut Street School students learn how to prevent fires

In conjunction with Fire Prevention Month, students at Chestnut Street School in West Hempstead explored the importance of fire safety on Oct. 11. Members of the West Hempstead Fire Department …

Neighbors in the News

West Hempstead resident makes strides against breast cancer

PSEG Long Island employee Donato Barrucco, of West Hempstead, joined more than 1,000 coworkers along with their family members and friends on the morning of Oct. 20 to fight breast cancer in the …

'Just another obstacle'

West Hempstead High School alumna’s fight for a new heart continues

When the Herald spoke to West Hempstead resident Jessica Venditto last November, she was on the waiting list for a new, healthy heart. She was removed from the list in April, however, when she was …

Schools

Fostering a healthy mindset in West Hempstead

Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students at George Washington School in West Hempstead are starting their mornings on a high note with a new schoolwide student wellness program, “Morning …

The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week in Malverne, West Hempstead

Drop-in November craft The Malverne Public Library will host a drop-in Thanksgiving craft throughout the month starting on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. No registration is required, but …

Editorial

Shop locally to preserve our downtowns

The Nassau County Council of Chambers of Commerce hosted its 35th annual Businessperson of the Year and Legislative Breakfast on Oct. 18, and 36 small-business owners were recognized for the contributions they make to their communities.

Jerry Kremer

Show us the money

When government officials promote their programs, they attach a cost to them, and in many cases the numbers and the claims don’t add up. We call it fuzzy math.