East Meadow resident, World War II veteran turns 99

Walk into a local Walmart, name a product and Stanley Shubin can tell you exactly how many steps in which direction you’ll take to find it. The East Meadow resident, who will turn 99 on Aug. …

East Meadow soccer star plays in inaugural Allstate All-American Cup

Stephanie Sparkowski was one of 40 high school girls from across the country to compete in the inaugural Allstate All-American Cup on July 21 in Orlando, Fla.The rising senior and goalkeeper on the …

Midshipmen sail into Freeport

Standing on his toes on the Woodcleft Canal esplanade, 6-year-old Owen Minihan pointed to the five 65-foot-tall, 44-foot-long sailboats — the Daring, the Warrior, the Brave, the Invincible and the Fearless — headed in his direction on Aug. 8.

Herald Neighbors

Canoe racers vie for first place medals

The Great Canoe Races are one of the oldest Freeport traditions that welcome residents and visitors from the tri-state area to compete for first place medals.

Lawrence resident Adelaide Friedman, 91

Adelaide Friedman, known to her family and friends as Addi, was the wife to an iconic rabbi and saw her son become the United States ambassador to Israel. She was also had a keen intellect and was an accomplished cook.

A push for wind power in Island Park

Local officials are calling for the E.F. Barrett Generation Station in Island Park to be repurposed for clean wind energy.

Valley Streamers react to state ban on arming teachers

By Nicole Alcindor nalcindor@liherald.com Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation banning the arming of teachers in New York classrooms on July 21. The law was co-sponsored by State Sen. Todd …

Local scout Venture Crew 577 takes a trip to Iceland

The Boy Scouts of America Venture Crew 577, of North Bellmore, traveled to Iceland July 2-8, where members explored the Gjabakkahellir Cave in Thingvellir National Park, hiked up Sòlheimajökull …

Editorial

We need to respect law enforcement

Imagine going to work and attempting to do your job while a group of loudmouths scream at you and douse you with buckets of water. For some police officers in New York City over the past month, that was their reality.

Randi Kreiss

School store: the gift that keeps on giving

Right here in my corner of the universe, a feel-good, do-good project has been sending children back to school every year for the past seven years, with new books and backpacks, sneakers and clothes and even toiletries — and it’s all free.

Jerry Kremer

Trump is the winner of the wrong contest

If you’re looking for a summer project and you like government, then it’s worthwhile to see how many cabinet appointments of the past five presidents have resigned or been fired for incompetence, abuse of power or disagreements with the boss.

Alfonse D'Amato

On energy, U.S. should develop all sources

In a little-reported but major milestone, the United States recently became the No. 1 oil producer in the world. Despite the usual outcries of naysayers and enviro-alarmists . . .