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When Richard Walka’s mother-in-law died 15 years ago, he had an unexpected dilemma on his hands: what to do with four shopping bags filled with her prescription and over-the-counter medications, and no safe way to get rid of them without potentially harming the environment. After that experience, Walka, the chairman of the Bayville Environmental Conservation Commission, looked for years for a solution to the problem. more
U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi was among a bipartisan group of members of Congress who spent two days touring the Mexican border this week. Six Democrats and three Republicans, all members of the Problem Solvers Caucus, are working to find a bipartisan solution to immigration issues. more
The Mary Brennan INN, at 100 Madison Ave. in Hempstead, will host a no-contact food drive on Saturday, Apri 17, from 10 a.m. to noon. Donors will place donations on a table, with masked … more
As a result of the pandemic, colleges everywhere have had no choice but to make social and academic changes to their school settings. Students, faculty and staff have adapted to our new … more
The Herald Community Newspapers took home 26 honors in the annual New York Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest, which attracted more than 2,400 of entries from 151 newspapers across … more
Legislation signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on March 31 allows adults to use and purchase marijuana legally in New York, which joins 15 other states and Washington, D.C., in legalizing cannabis. But … more
Longtime East Norwich resident Leonard W. D’Errico, 91, a former Oyster Bay High School football coach and phys. ed. teacher, died on March 29 in the Briny Breezes retirement community in … more
Country music star Eric Church will be the first performer at the new UBS Arena at Belmont Park, with a concert on Dec. 4 as part of his “The Gather Again Tour.” The reigning Country … more
A team of health professionals and engineers have spent the last year reviewing more than 250 strategies to keep patrons safe at the new US Arena when it opens in the fall, and are now ready to … more
To the Editor:I write to express my concern about Covid-19 vaccine access in communities of color on Long Island. As the coronavirus crisis lingers, the combination of two age-old realities — … more
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