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PSC seeks proposals for NYAW public acquisition

As the $608 million sale of American Water Works Co.’s New York operation to Liberty Utilities nears its close, the state Public Service Commission has filed a notice seeking alternative plans …

Savall Drugs closes doors after 73 years in Merrick

A fixture in the Merrick business community since 1947, Savall Drugs closed its doors on May 21 after owner Robert Klieger came to terms on an agreement to sell his inventory to CVS Pharmacy.

Alternative July 4th celebration set for Merrick

The Historical Society of the Merricks has planned an alternative celebration for July 4th this year.

Virtual auctions raise more than $5,000 for Bellmore-Merrick Community Cupboard 

Dolls; puzzles; yoga lessons; a dinner of home-smoked ribs with a side of coleslaw. These were just some of the items up for bid in a series of virtual auctions organized by North Merrick School …

Protests produce ‘signs’ of progress in Bellmore-Merrick

Merrick’s “lack of diversity” was apparent to Jennifer Schatzman when she moved to the community from Manhattan’s Union Square three years ago, but it became even more glaring …

Bellmore's Newbridge Road pool opens to the public

Get your swimming trunks and bathing suits ready — the Newbridge Road pool will open to the public this weekend. The facility will be open starting on Saturday, June 27, a week earlier than …

Celebrating Pride amid a pandemic

As this year’s Pride Month comes to a close, LGBTQ+ rights activists in Bellmore-Merrick are reflecting on the community’s progress and shortcomings in creating a safer, more welcoming …

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 is moving ahead with police reform

Justice for George Floyd came swiftly in New York. During two weeks of intense protests at hundreds of locales across the state . . .

Editorial

For goodness’ sake, wear a mask

On May 30, a Herald editor conducted an informal, small-scale survey, counting the number of people with masks whom he passed while walking at the Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve in Merrick.

Randi Kreiss

Thank you very much, but I prefer to remain alive

Last week I received a happy-talk email from a bridge club out of town where I used to play. This particular club hosted hundreds of players at a time in a big indoor space. It was a veritable petri dish of germs in the best of times . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

Yes, black lives matter!

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” The heinous murder of George Floyd by a police officer sworn to uphold the law . . .