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Vote ‘yes’ on Bellmore-Merrick school budget

In an unprecedented year, the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District showed exactly why its student body continues to be among the highest performing on Long Island. The consistent practice of …

Calhoun boys capture cross-country title

Calhoun’s boys’ cross-country team parlayed an undefeated regular season into its first Nassau County championship since 2015. The Colts, paced by freshman Logan Schaeffler, produced …

After pandemic year, Cub Scouts step up

It was a long year for Cub Scout Troop 206, as the pandemic upended almost every activity that is synonymous with being a scout. Camping, get togethers, projects and outings had to be reimagined …

Residents rally against hike in water rates

On Monday, roughly 25 New York American Water customers rallied at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola to decry a fast-approaching rate hike and push the State …

Students react to Chauvin verdict

It has been nearly a year since thousands of protesters demanded justice on the streets of Merrick after the killing of George Floyd, a Minneapolis resident and a Black man, at the hands of a white …

A bountiful Earth Day at Brookside School

Students in the Meadowbrook Alternative Program and the PREP Academy in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District marked Earth Day by spending time in the sun and planting greenery on April …

Fall festivals set to return in September

This year, the sights of the carnival rides, the sounds of the crowds and the smells of the food trucks will return in September.  While there may be some changes — and the chambers’ plans are still being developed — the festivals should look much the same as in years past.

Editorial

The many advantages of Covid-19 inoculation

Last year, the guidance we received from the government was straightforward: Wear a mask, keep your distance from others and stay at home if you’re able. Now, with millions of people being vaccinated . . .

Op-Ed

‘Woke’ claims, anti-racism and the road forward

News sources are filled with reports of claims about “woke” universities and corporations, complaints about critical race theory and anti-racism training sessions . . .

Randi Kreiss

Gotta get up, get out and do something bold

As poet Mary Oliver asks, “What will you do with your one wild and precious life?” In our (almost) post-pandemic lives, the question presses us for an answer.

Jerry Kremer

Saying farewell to a president who put Hofstra on the map

I take note of the impending retirement of Dr. Stuart Rabinowitz, the president of Hofstra University. Having been a trustee of the university for almost 30 years, I have come to understand . . .