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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 …

Editorial

Breast screening is still a must, despite pandemic

There is perhaps no disease that strikes greater fear in the hearts of women than breast cancer. It is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths, behind lung cancer, and . . .

Op-Ed

MTA will risk much if it cuts service and hikes fares

Pat Foye, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, has said that service on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro North could be reduced by as much as 50 percent — and bus and subway service by 40 percent — in the coming months if . . .

Op-Ed

Why can’t we work together?

I was asked by a local proprietor why so many educators vote Democratic. I asked, “How do you know they do?” He blithely answered, “Well, I read it in the paper.” Our brief exchange was a friendly one, but it reminded me . . .

Randi Kreiss

As if it couldn’t have gotten worse, he was contagious

Millions of Americans seem to be manifesting what has been called “insane” behavior: They keep doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different and better result. They keep flouting coronavirus regulations . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

Congress is AWOL on coronavirus aid

With all the hullabaloo about the Supreme Court vacancy, the election and President Trump’s contracting Covid-19, the national media has largely overlooked a pressing matter before Congress that needs immediate attention.