Coming or Going?

Every fall, red knots make the exhausting journey of 9,300 miles from the Arctic to the tip of South America. In the spring, they...

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Your paper, your way. Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald is ready to make some changes and we are interested in your opinion! What would you like to see...

Seven-Figure Starter Homes

When my maternal grandmother died suddenly during the early summer of 1962, my family was cloistered in our two bedroom bungalow 50 yards from...

Looking Closely

Sitting on a chair at the rear of the beach, I’m focused on a ridge of sand backed by blue sea. I’m carefully looking...

Trending In The Garden

Throughout the fall, I have been perusing the gardening magazines and various gardening books checking on trends throughout the country. Our local landscapes are...

Hanging Out, Fueling Up

There isn’t a bird in sight. The only sign of life is a ghost crab that silently crawls into the mouth of its tunnel. A...

Business As Usual

In early September, Hurricane Irma was due to make landfall in Florida. Weather reports didn’t know if it would go up the west or...