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BREAKING NEWS: Police investigating indecent exposure incident in Merrick


Tropical Storm Isaias batters Bellmore-Merrick

Navigating Bellmore-Merrick’s side streets in the days following Tropical Storm Isaias was comparable to being caught in a dizzying maze. Drivers were forced to three-point turn at the sight …

New track among Mepham H.S. upgrades

Mepham High School is receiving a facelift of sorts this summer as part of the district’s capital project referendum approved by residents in spring 2017.

Bellmorite steps up during time of need

May was a whirlwind month for Chrissa Schmerler, who logged 20-hour workdays to provide meals for frontline workers, members of law enforcement and pretty much anyone else in need.

John F. Kennedy High School graduate takes home $80,000 Regeneron prize

Katherine St George, John F. Kennedy High School’s 2020 valedictorian, was named among the top 10 finalists of the Regeneron Science Talent Search competition on Wednesday, placing higher than …

Calhoun High School to get new assistant principal

After an unprecedented school year, former Merrick Avenue Middle School Science Chair Michael Hughes began his term as the new assistant principal of Sanford H. Calhoun High School on July 1, joining …

Retiring amid a pandemic

William Leacock looks back after 30 years as a physics teacher at Mepham High School

The unusual end of the 2019-20 school year also marked the final chapter of a storied 30-year career in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District for Mepham physics teacher William Leacock, …

Officials condemn anti-police graffiti in North Bellmore

After a spate of police-targeted graffiti tags were found on North Bellmore School District property last week, Town of Hempstead officials gathered at Newbridge Road Elementary School on Monday to …

Send the Herald your stories, photos of how you're coping with the coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak has vastly altered our daily routines. Parents are at home. Children are at home. College students are at home. All must stay put, we are told, for now. People are making …

Editorial

We’ll say it again: It’s time to fix the SALT cap

U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi, a Democrat from Glen Cove, has campaigned relentlessly to eliminate the $10,000 cap on deductions of state and local taxes imposed by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which President Trump shepherded through Congress.

Editorial

Young people: Cut out the big gatherings

About a thousand people — most young people — gathered on the beach in Long Beach on July 18, in clear violation of the state’s current ban . . .

Scott Brinton

What a poet can teach us about death — and life

I was out for a drive in mid-April, rounding the corner from Beach Street to Merrick Road in Merrick, when Emily Dickinson’s words suddenly came to my mind . . .

Randi Kreiss

Breaking news: President discovers gravity

After months of denying that gravity exists, President Trump dropped a golf ball from the White House roof and declared that Isaac Newton was right.

Alfonse D'Amato

We need a can-do attitude to beat Covid-19

It seems like we’ve been living with the coronavirus pandemic in a slow-motion time warp. But it’s time we snap out of it and beat this plague with the attitude that has characterized Americans’ character when faced with other seemingly insurmountable crises.