Village of Sea Cliff, residents lose Garvies Point appeal

A state appeals court ruled on Feb. 6 against the Village of Sea Cliff and a group of a hundred Glen Cove and Sea Cliff residents who were seeking in separate lawsuits to halt construction of the …

Public to county: Opt-out of marijuana sales

Nassau County residents urged legislators to ban marijuana sales if it is legalized on the state level at a public hearing on Feb. 6. Under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to legalize pot, …

Legislator Lafazan announces P.S. I Love You Day

Legislator Josh Lafazan, an independent from Woodbury, joined Assemblywoman Judy Griffin, a Democrat from Rockville Centre, and Deputy County Executive Kyle Rose-Lauder on Feb. 8 to light the dome of …

Beloved ‘Walking Hat Lady’ bids farewell to Sea Cliff

The room was warm, illuminated by a single lamp and appearing almost cavernous. At moments the light caught a jewel or a sequin sewn into one of Anna Jennett’s 200 elaborate, handmade hats, which …

Sea Cliff couple Ann and Dan DiPietro recall the past 50 years

When Ann and Dan DiPietro, of Sea Cliff, explain how they got together, the movie “When Harry Met Sally” immediately comes to mind. “We naturally were a couple even though we weren’t,” Ann …

North Shore parents want elections moved out of schools

A discussion topic at Board of Education meetings in recent months has morphed into an online petition urging residents to support moving district elections out of the schools. North Shore Parents …

Lawmakers tighten New York’s gun laws

On Jan. 30, state lawmakers approved the first new gun control laws since the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act passed in 2013. Gun control advocates cheered the further tightening of …

Editorial

Let’s slow down and get legal marijuana right

While state leaders have been slow to provide specifics or act on the likely legalization of recreational marijuana, officials in the Town of Hempstead and Nassau County are addressing the matter promptly and properly. On Feb. 26 . . .

'A Private War' lays bare a journalist's life

It’s not my family/ In your head, in your head, they are fighting/ With their tanks, and their bombs/ And their bombs, and their guns/ In your head, in your head they are crying.” — From …

Op-Ed

Talking about race on Long Island

As a senior at Mepham High School in Bellmore, I’m excited that ERASE Racism has launched a Long Island-wide public discussion called “How Do We Build a Just Long Island?”

Randi Kreiss

Valentine’s Day mission: find the real thing

Valentine’s Day, the fire sale of romantic love, seems a perfect time to push back and get real. Let’s sift through the dross of life for gold nuggets, for the small things and moments . . .

Op-Ed

And after we legalize pot, how about sports betting?

I’ve said it before in these pages, and I’ll say it again: Nassau County really needs to chill out. Gov. Andrew Cuomo hasn’t even introduced formal legislation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana . . .

HERALD NEIGHBORS

Coding craze at Gold Coast Library

Children were able to stretch their STEAM skills during a coding workshop on Feb. 14, hosted by the Gold Coast Library in Glen Head. This month much of the library’s programming concentrates on …

HERALD SCHOOLS

At North Shore Middle School, smells like team spirit

Before winter break Principal Rob Dennis kicked off the annual North Shore Middle School Team Challenge to a gymnasium filled with enthusiastic students, faculty and staff. The annual Team Challenge …