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Even though New York American Water’s conservation rates were designed to reward customers for limiting water use, the utility’s deputy chief operating officer, Bill Varley, acknowledged at a … more
Dr. Timothy Lynch has been appointed as interim president of Queensborough Community College by CUNY Interim Chancellor Vita Rabinowitz, effective Sept. 1. Lynch will succeed Dr. Diane Call, who … more
Pickleball players have taken over the tennis courts of Merrick Road Park. On Aug. 3, for instance, in the sweltering heat, more than two dozen pickleball players gathered with friends to play. They took up five of the six available tennis courts, engaging in matches that ranged from casual to high-intensity. more
A new emergency alert system is coming to Nassau County libraries. The Rave Panic Button, an application that provides a fast response in emergency situations, will be available for implementation in all 54 Nassau County public libraries, including each of the four Bellmore and Merrick facilities. more
Nassau County police have arrested a second woman for a May burglary and assault on a woman in Bellmore. more
South Nassau Communities Hospital announced on July 31 that is has been named a 2018 five-star recipient for all four women’s care cohorts as well as the Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award by … more
Educators from the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences started to gather in Cold Spring Harbor in 1890 to conduct marine biology studies and hold classes over the summer, living in cottages and … more
For the third time in recent months, Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen tried to open discussion on Tuesday on how the Town Board should fill vacancies when seats open up outside the election season, and for a third — and possibly final — time, Republican members blocked discussion on the subject. more
Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen denounced a proposed measure on Aug. 2 that would extend civil-service worker pay scales to appointed employees, effectively giving them a combined $800,000 … more
Part seven in an ongoing series. Sixteen-year-old Taylor Yon found comfort in Pine Trails Park, virtually in the center of Parkland, Fla. There, she and her friends wandered its sidewalks, past its familiar playgrounds, ball fields and band shell, and lit candles for the dead. Afterward, they sat on towels on the ground and talked for hours, struggling to put into words, to understand, the massacre perpetrated by a one-time student of their school, whom the Herald is not identifying. more
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