BREAKING NEWS: Nassau County officials reveal 83 residents are in voluntary isolation over coronavirus concerns

Heralds seek 2020 summer interns

Herald Community Newspapers is seeking 2020 and summer interns for our 18 community-based publications that stretch across Nassau County’s South Shore, from Valley Stream to Seaford, and Long …

Kolstein’s owner passes the baton to longtime employee

With a player piano clinking in the background, a crowd gathered at Samuel Kolstein Violin Shop in Baldwin to celebrate one man who is retiring as the shop’s owner, and another who is taking it …

Lynbrook officials approve $1.3 million turf fields for Greis Park

The installation of synthetic-turf fields at Greis Park, costing $1.3 million and measuring nearly 122,000 square feet in total, is set to begin in March, and will usher in the start of a major renovation of the park.

Accountant takes up role as Malverne's village clerk

After working in both the private and public sectors for more than 20 years, Malverne’s new village clerk, Averil Smith, said that she is ready to stay in one place. Smith, who was appointed …

Valley Stream Aldi to open Feb. 27

The Valley Stream Green Acres Aldi supermarket is set to open on Feb. 27. It is the first of two openings the European chain has planned in Nassau County for the first half of …

Bellmore-Merrick residents elected to Literacy Nassau’s board of directors

The board of directors of Literacy Nassau, a Wantagh-based nonprofit that provides language-building programs to children and adults, recently promoted two current board members. Judy Beckman, of …

Honoring the Four Chaplains

As Christopher Lau sang the national anthem on Feb. 9, more than 100 people stood with their hands over their hearts or, for those in uniform, in a salute. Veterans and their families had gathered at …

Cultural Arts Playhouse opens in Merrick

The muffled sounds of an eager audience gathered in the lobby crept into the theater of the Cultural Arts Playhouse in Merrick last Saturday night, but the cast of “Bare” milled about the …


Getting NUMC off life support

The Nassau Interim Finance Authority decided to exempt the Nassau University Medical Center and NuHealth, the public-benefit corporation that runs the East Meadow hospital, from oversight in 2011, at a time when the facility was seemingly thriving.

Scott Brinton

Where’s the soul in today’s popular music?

Lately I’ve been worried that I’m becoming Andy Rooney, the curmudgeonly commentator who capped each episode of CBS’s “60 Minutes” from 1978 to 2011 with a segment titled “A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney.”

Randi Kreiss

An open letter to my dad on his birthday

I should point out that this is a really open letter, because my dad died four years ago.

Jerry Kremer

In this horse race, Bloomberg may have the best stretch run

There is an adage that politics is very much a horse race. The best horse can leave the starting gate looking like the favorite. The race is tight over the next mile plus, but . . .