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Sometimes, words are not enough. Even though words are my business, there are so many others who said it better about the life and passing of their -- and my -- beloved Mayor Ed Sieban. So instead, I put together a montage of photos and short videos of the mayor "in action." I hope you like it. more
The Herald Community Newspapers won two top awards, for Best Column Writing and Best Feature, in the 2010 Suburban Newspapers of America Editorial Contest, the SNA announced March 18. more
Emil Stucchio and the Classics performed at Hewlett Point Beach -- great 50s, 60s music and more -- part of the Town of Hempstead concert series. more
The above title was that of a letter to the editor appearing in the Sept. 21, 1897 edition of The Sun of New York, written by 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon. The question inspired the famous … more
We finally made it to Woodstock last week — even though we were no longer wearing bell-bottomed jeans, paisley bandanas, or tie-dye T-shirts with bright yellow peace signs or smiley faces. We had a little more around the middle, a little sprinkling of silver among the gold, and we used our GPS system to get there — but we eventually “got ourselves back to the garden.” more
A man stood up at the East Rockaway village board meeting on Monday night and beseeched everyone on the board to put the political mudslinging on hold. “Can’t this wait?” he asked, addressing Deputy Mayor Richard Meagher and trustees Irene Villacci, Bruno Romano and Fran Lenahan. “Maybe we can set up a debate later on, closer to the elections in March.” more
By Bridget Downes bdownes@liherald.com The Long Beach Board of Education voted 3-2 to reject a plan to privatize the school district’s lunch program that administrators said would have saved … more
By Bridget Downes bdownes@liherald.com Green Party candidates Joseph Naham and Allison Blanchette are looking to grab two of three City Council seats in November that are now held by … more
The same traditions that connect us to our past can limit us in the present. In rural Afghanistan, wealthy men still practice the ancient custom of bacha baz, where men purchase poor boys from their … more
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $37 million contract to a Bay Shore-based construction and engineering firm to begin the first phase of a long-awaited coastal protection project for the barrier island in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. more
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