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Chop Your Locks is going virtual in Bellmore-Merrick

Wellington C. Mepham High School’s annual Chop Your Locks for Charity event is moving to an online venue. The St. Baldrick’s fundraiser, which has guests cut their hair in support of …

Bellmore-Merrick students will complete semester on June 17

The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District and its four component elementary school districts will conclude the semester — and months of remote learning — on Wednesday, June 17.

Mepham Pirettes win first national championship

The Wellington C. Mepham varsity kickline team won its first national championship in program history on March 8 at the World Disney World Resort in Florida.

The 100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers

Summer is usually an exciting time for teens to enjoy a carefree break from the stress and pressure of school.It is usually the season for celebrations; proms, graduations and summer vacations. For …

Bellmore-Merrick’s Matthew Singh is a high school student you need to know about

As a drama club performer and senior at Wellington C. Mepham High School, a former EMT volunteer and Merrick’s local CVS store associate, the outbreak of Covid-19 has not slowed Matthew Singh …

Merrick native Gary Contessa ends racehorse training career

It’s been quite a ride for Gary Contessa. After 35 years as a thoroughbred racehorse trainer, Contessa, who grew up in Merrick, decided it was time — not to retire, but to close one chapter of his career.

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

New York can learn a lot from South Korea

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to open beaches statewide, including Jones Beach, on Friday. It is a moment we have all eagerly awaited, a symbolic gesture signaling . . .

Editorial

Stay strong, Nassau

Last weekend was cold and windy, which likely prevented many people from venturing outside to potentially crowded spaces like the Jones Beach Boardwalk. For now, that’s a good thing.

Scott Brinton

Why Berniecrats should embrace the public option

My most recent column, “Medicare for all could cost you a bundle,” was published in the March 5-11 issue. So much has transpired since then. For one, the world turned upside down.

Randi Kreiss

What is your mother’s doctor’s license plate number?

We’re all caught in the password paradox: We need passwords that we can remember but that are odd and complex enough not to be memorable. As we get older, this is challenging.

Alfonse D'Amato

America must bring critical production home

If there’s one overarching economic lesson the coronavirus pandemic is teaching us, it’s that the United States has become over-reliant on other nations for critical manufacturing capacity.