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McDonough faces two challengers in 14th Assembly District race

In the race to represent the constituents of New York’s 14th assembly district, longtime Assemblyman David McDonough, a Republican from North Merrick, faces not one but two challengers for his …

After school sports practice, drills set to return

After school sports drills are returning to the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District, but in a limited, socially distant fashion.

Mepham High School to hold 6th annual Flag Field of Honor

Wellington C. Mepham High School’s front lawn will soon be filled with American flags once again as part of its annual Flag Field of Honor benefit for the Bellmore-Merrick Community …

Bellmore Fire Department ex-chief Bob Taylor dies at 52

Fellow volunteers remember Bob Taylor, former chief of the Bellmore Fire Department, as someone who exemplified the ideal firefighter: selfless, compassionate, knowledgeable, and led a team that …

Bellmore Street Festival canceled due to Covid-19

The highly anticipated Bellmore Street Festival will not take place this year out of concerns for public health and safety amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores, …

A Merokean turning 100 offers some advice: get out and vote

2020 is the 100th anniversary of a constitutional amendment that changed the course of American history. Because of the efforts of suffragists like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, who …

L.I. Film Fest lives on, but not at Bellmore Movies

The Long Island International Film Expo will go on this year despite the Covid-19 pandemic. It will not, however, be hosted at the Bellmore Movies, where it has lived since 2006. Dozens of …

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 …


Please, Mr. President, prioritize Covid-19 prevention

Let us begin by wishing President Trump and those around him well. He, First Lady Melania Trump and several top federal officials and campaign workers were diagnosed last week with the coronavirus.


Restoring tax fairness for Long Islanders

In December 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, pushed by President Trump throughout his first year in office. The act limited the deduction for state and local taxes — previously unlimited — to $10,000.

Randi Kreiss

Covid-19 stalks America, unchecked and deadly

When the coronavirus jumped from bats to humans in a wet market in Wuhan, China, last year, a unique and deadly bug went viral. Viruses are respected and feared by epidemiologists . . .

Jerry Kremer

The census, Obamacare and your right to vote

Have you ever had anything stolen from you? A car? Hubcaps? A laptop? A baseball glove? A bike? Those are minuscule compared to the things that President Trump is trying to steal from you behind your back.