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BREAKING NEWS: Trader Joe's in Merrick temporarily closes for COVID-19-related cleaning

Be counted: April 1 is U.S. Census Day

April 1 is U.S. Census Day, when the federal government works to count every person across the United States and five of its territories.

15 die of coronavirus overnight in Nassau County, bringing the death toll to 63

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran reported Monday afternoon that the death total in the county had risen to nearly 50 because of the coronavirus, after nine new deaths were reported overnight from …

John G. Dinkelmeyer staffer tests positive for coronavirus

A John G. Dinkelmeyer Elementary School staff member has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a letter sent to parents by North Bellmore School District Superintendent Marie Testa.

Calhoun High School staffer has COVID-19

Just as the cancellations of virtually every school activity stopped pouring in, Bellmore-Merrick students and faculty received a piece of stinging news Monday night: A Sanford H. Calhoun High School …

Town officials call on National Disaster Medical System to support hospital, health care providers

Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin, Councilman Anthony D’Esposito and Hempstead Town Medical Director Dr. David Neubert called on U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand to support …

Bellmore-Merrick residents come together amid coronavirus crisis

A woman recently stopped by Avli in North Bellmore for a hot meal. She had seen the eatery’s online advertisement offering free meals for pickup from 3 to 5 p.m., and despite the fact that she …

Teachers’ parade boosts morale in Bellmore

On an otherwise quiet morning in south Bellmore, residents could hear the sound of car horns blaring through the neighborhood, as more than 70 teachers from the Bellmore School District took to the …


Want relief? Restore the SALT deduction.

In 2017, President Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. It was supposed to supercharge the economy, bringing new manufacturing jobs to hard-hit areas, and no doubt, it brought some success.


Save a life — give blood, especially now

The American Red Cross is urging healthy, eligible people who are feeling well to give blood or platelets to help maintain a sufficient blood supply and prevent shortages as the coronavirus pandemic continues.


Even now, patronize your local small businesses

Coronavirus has swept across New York with astounding speed, leaving sickness, fear and uncertainty in its wake. Small businesses, particularly restaurants and bars, have taken a beating . . .

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Let’s work together to defeat the coronavirus

How often do we hear that the most important thing in life is good health? That truth has been driven home by the coronavirus . . .