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BREAKING NEWS: Positive case reported by Bellmore-JFK student, but school will remain open

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 …

During pandemic, Bellmore native flexes pod-given talents

When Darren Paltrowitz explains his beginnings in the entertainment industry, a picture of Cameron Crowe’s cult classic “Almost Famous” comes to mind. At 16, the Bellmore native …

Bellmore-JFK Drama performs Shakespeare at a social distance

Students in John F. Kennedy High School’s drama club are using William Shakespeare’s famous phrase — “All the world’s a stage” — to their advantage. When the …

Bellmore Library kicks-off The Great Give Back

The Bellmore Memorial Library will be honoring individuals and giving back to the community as part of The Great Give Back, a day of service celebrated by libraries across the state.

Bellmore-JFK athlete wants ‘Lady’ dropped from Cougars

A John F. Kennedy High School senior is calling on the school to stop referring to its female sports teams as the “Lady Cougars.” In an op-ed that appeared in the school year’s …

Anthony’s Kitchen & Cocktails ‘the talk of the town'

Anthony Brew’s goal in opening his new restaurant in Bellmore was to give patrons anything but a run-of-the-mill dining experience. “I don’t think food should be something …

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 …

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 …


Herd immunity, a recipe for further disaster

Consider the number 675,000 for a moment. That’s the number of people in the United States who died during the flu pandemic of 1918-19. Could the U.S. be headed for such widespread death again?


Say goodbye to ‘Lady’ on our sports pages

Late last month, we at the Herald were jolted when a senior at Kennedy High School, in Bellmore, called on school officials — and the local media — to stop referring to girls’ sports teams at Kennedy as the “Lady Cougars.”

Randi Kreiss

When real-life horrors outdo Halloween

Really, could you make up Donald Trump if he didn’t already exist? What book publisher in their right mind or movie producer hoping for a hit would create a character as unlikely . . .


We must protect Long Island’s schools

There is a storm brewing, and your child’s school is in its cross hairs. It’s not a hurricane or a tornado. It’s a fiscal tsunami, and it’s going to devastate the education system on Long Island unless Albany steps up and acts.

Alfonse D'Amato

Will Washington soon be unchecked and unbalanced?

Some who are opposed to Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination are blurring the line between confirming a justice to fill a vacancy and the so-called “packing” of the court. Using this nomination to justify court packing . . .