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In the movie “Jaws,” Amity Mayor Larry Vaughn said, “You yell ‘Barracuda!’ and everyone says, ‘Huh?’ You yell ‘Shark!’ and we’ve got a panic on our hands.” The same could be said of hurricanes. more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed the aptly named Green Light Law, which will allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. This isn’t a new law. If anything, it takes New York back to the more trusting years before Sept. 11, 2001. more
With the passage in the State Legislature of the most aggressive bill addressing climate change in the country, and a vow by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week to sign it into law, New York is poised to take the lead in the fight against the world’s climate crisis. more
The Declaration of Independence was first published on July 6, 1776, in a newspaper, the Pennsylvania Evening Post. We are proud to commemorate that high point in American journalism by reprinting that historic document. more
In 1996, Hewlett House was a dilapidated farmhouse, long empty and fast rotting. The Hewlett-Woodmere School District, which owned it, planned to demolish the 300-year-old structure to make way for a parking lot. Then the Nassau Herald started reporting on the historic home’s plight. more
Friday, June 21 is the official start of summer. The season should be a time of joy, spent hanging out at the beach and barbecuing in the backyard. Too often, however . . . more
A crowd of parents and children sat in the East Meadow Public Library, eagerly waiting for the start of Saturday-morning Story Time. The guest reader was Bella Noche, whom many in Manhattan know as a “drag mermaid” for her nautical-themed outfits. more
The Nassau County Department of Assessment continued to be an object of political brinkmanship last week, as Democratic County Executive Laura Curran vetoed the Republican-controlled Legislature’s proposal to make the assessor post elective. more
Memorial Day started as Decoration Day, and it was first observed at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on May 30, 1868, three years after the Civil War reached its bloody conclusion. more
At a time when district administrators are striving to enhance school safety and increase the quality of programs — while holding the line on taxes — it is as important as ever to support school budgets. more
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