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St. Francis Episcopal Church in North Bellmore preps for a charitable BBQ feast

On Sunday, March 7, St. Francis Episcopal Church in North Bellmore, in partnership with Carroll’s Kitchen, will feed hundreds of hungry residents. Roughly 500 meals will be prepared and …

New American Sign Language Club at Calhoun shows 'signs' of progress

Sitting in a pew at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Plainview, Lily Hodson watched a woman standing near the altar, using her hands to translate the hour-long service into American …

Longtime Merokean, storied World War II veteran, dies at 101

Andrew Conlin, a World War II veteran, former New York City police officer and longtime Merrick resident, died Feb. 7, at age 101. His maintained his jovial, fun-loving attitude into his later years, …

Merrick Library receives $20k grant from Town of Hempstead

Earlier this month, alongside local library directors, Hempstead Town Supervisor Donald Clavin announced the approval of more than $340,000 in grants to support several public libraries within the …

Merrick author writes book about her 'fur-ever' friends

By ANDREW GARCIA agarcia@liherald.com Merrick resident Stasie Fishman’s newest books are not just cute tales about her beloved pets. Through her work, she hopes to educate readers on how …

Local teens among first female Eagle Scouts in the nation

Boy Scout Troop 186 of Wantagh made history this week, as three of its scouts were among the first girls in the nation to achieve the rank of Eagle.

Volunteers from Ohav Sholom in Merrick help seniors get vaccinated

“I would go on the computer and be in a sweat,” recalled Lettie Werbel. Last month, Werbel’s husband, Steve, 82, spent six days in the hospital after contracting Covid-19. The …


A year later, lessons learned from the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic reached Long Island a year ago next week, at first bringing a handful of cases before it dug in and exploded, wreaking havoc.

Randi Kreiss

A governor bruised by a pandemic mistake

I admired Gov. Mario Cuomo so much that I actually bought an old CD of his speeches some years ago, and I actually listened to them. So I am educated in the successes and rhetorical and political skills of the Cuomo boys.


So now that you’re vaccinated . . .

I applaud the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent guidance update recommending that people who are fully vaccinated not be confined to quarantine after exposure to a case of Covid-19.


How do you know I’m from Lawn Guyland?

I was in Ryann’s Wines in East Meadow around the holidays, standing at the checkout, when a fellow customer, a man in his 70s, called out to a 20-something employee from across the store.