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It’s been 50 years since Army veteran Harold Jantz singlehandedly saved his platoon during an enemy ambush in a Vietnam jungle, but he said that night still haunts him to this day. “That was one of many firefights I was in,” the 70-year-old Jantz said, “but this is the one that sticks to me most.” more
Editor’s note: Devin Johnson, one of 10 participants in Hofstra University’s Summer High School Journalism Institute, is a rising junior at Elmont Memorial High School. The following … more
The Boy Scouts of America Venture Crew 577, of North Bellmore, traveled to Iceland July 2-8, where members explored the Gjabakkahellir Cave in Thingvellir National Park, hiked up Sòlheimajökull … more
Former Nassau County Executive Tom Gulotta, of North Merrick, died on Sunday, Aug. 4. He was 75. Gulotta, a Republican, served as the county executive from 1987 to 2001. more
The Boy Scouts of America Venture Crew 577, of North Bellmore, traveled to Iceland July 2-8, where members explored the Gjabakkahellir Cave in Thingvellir National Park, hiked up Sòlheimajökull … more
A raging fire broke out inside a homeowner disposal area at the Town of Hempstead’s waste transfer station in Merrick, at the foot of the Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve, around 7:45 a.m. Sunday … more
Last weekend’s heat wave wasn’t enough to deter some residents from perusing the natural parks in Bellmore, Merrick and Wantagh. The beating sun overhead encouraged geese, ducks and … more
Amid New York Surf Week, July 10 to 14, a group of Herald Community Newspapers editors — Bridget Downes, Melissa Koenig, Nadya Nataly, Alyssa Seidman and Brian Steiglitz — and intern Frank … more
Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen announced the full slate of Democratic candidates for the upcoming November election on July 23 at Wynsum Avenue Park in south Merrick. more
George Conte reached the very high end of the Medical End-Stage Liver Disease scale last summer. The low end of the range is 6 — mild liver disease — and the upper end is 40 — near … more
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