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Mepham to host in-person St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser

Wellington C. Mepham High School will be hosting its 11th St. Baldrick’s fundraiser on May 27. This year’s event will be an in-person event following Covid protocols and will be covered …

Bellmore, Merrick civics plan community cleanups

The Bellmore Civic Association and the South Merrick Community Civic Association will host spring community cleanups.  In Bellmore, the civic association will hold it’s first Spring …

JFK grad, first gay judge on N.Y.’s highest court, dies

Judge Paul Feinman, a Merrick native, John F. Kennedy High School graduate and the first openly gay member of the state’s highest court, died on March 31 of a blood disorder. He was 61. …

Heralds take home top honors in press contest

The Herald Community Newspapers took home 26 honors in the annual New York Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest, which attracted more than 2,400 of entries from 151 newspapers across …

She said yes!

For Sanford H. Calhoun High School football coach Joe Migliano, there was no better place to propose to his girlfriend, cheer coach Christine Meiselas, than on the Calhoun field itself.

State study: Public water is feasible

According to a recent study ordered by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the municipalization of New York American Water’s Long Island infrastructure is not only feasible, but also in residents’ best interests.

Bellmore-Merrick alumni start scholarship for late teacher Jack Rice

For a group of six Wellington C. Mepham High School alumni, Jack Rice was much more than a teacher. In school, he was a mentor, a guide and, perhaps most of all, a friend — a presence in their …

Editorial

Support the Mother Nature Bond Act

At the turn of the 20th century, environmental protection meant preserving wilderness so future generations might know nature as the great environmentalists Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir knew it — bountiful and largely pristine. Some 120 years later . . .

Op-Ed

Racial inequities and the Biden infrastructure plan

President Biden’s proposed $2 trillion infrastructure plan is remarkable for its ambition and breadth and for taking significant steps to address historic racial inequities. The president deserves great credit . . .

Op-Ed

Nassau’s budget surplus isn’t good news

Nassau County recently announced that it finished 2020 with a surplus of $75 million (subject to some adjustment, but it’s a reasonable number to work with). Sounds like good news, right? Not so fast.

Randi Kreiss

The pandemic of 1918 was pushed off the front pages

My husband’s father was 14 and living in New York during the pandemic of 1918, sometimes known as the Spanish flu. He must have had memories of the time; surely he knew people who died in Brooklyn, where he lived.

Jerry Kremer

Some of us are killing our friends without bullets

We Americans have experienced a horrible year since the coronavirus invaded out shores. We’ve been confined to our homes, prohibited from traveling . . .