Bellmore-Merrick students speak on racial equity

Elaine Gross, president of ERASE Racism, wants to end racial injustice and inequity on Long Island. To tackle the problem in schools, the activist group enlisted a panel of nine concerned students — including two from the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District.

Disabled Merrick student finds freedom in dance

Sixteen-year-old Abigail Penny loves to dance, but spina bifida — a disease that impairs mobility — prevents her legs from moving to the beat. Luckily, Dancing Dreams gives her the outlet she needs to pursue her passion.

Giving back for Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, local organizations and businesses stepped up to feed hundreds of the area’s underserved, and make the holiday a little less lonely for many.

Calhoun tops Mepham in OT thriller

Calhoun couldn’t have picked a better time to finally beat its neighborhood rival. Quarterback Nick Turrini rushed for 250 yards and two touchdowns and Jonathan Ieraci booted a 19-yard field goal in overtime as the sixth-seeded Colts advanced in the Nassau Conference II playoffs with a thrilling 24-21 quarterfinal win at No. 3 Mepham last Saturday.

North Merrick school pilots Google technology

The Old Mill Road Elementary School in the North Merrick School District was selected to be one of the first schools to participate in the Google Expedition Pioneers Program and pilot augmented …

North Merrick thanks its Board of Education

The North Merrick School District thanked the Board of Education – President Wendy Gargiulo, Vice President John Pinto, and Trustees Edward Corona, Steve Enella, Jennifer Hyland, Tracey Miller, and Todd Ransom – at the November 14th Board of Education meeting as part of School Board Recognition Week.

Editorial

Shopping local really does make a difference

This holiday season, when American consumers are once again gearing up to brave the crowds at the malls and outlet stores, or the endless expanse of the online marketplace, the Herald encourages you to do at least some of your shopping in the places you know best — your local downtowns.

Randi Kreiss

Thanks to the keepers of democracy

Yes! A federal judge ruled that the White House must reinstate the press credential for CNN’s Jim Acosta. Acosta was denied White House press access after . . .