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Local sales of electric bikes increase, follow national trend

Longtime bicyclist Arne Johnson, 72, said that his cycling speed has slowed with his age. And as a member of Huntington Bicycle Club, Johnson said he struggled to keep up with the younger, faster …

Bellmorite wins national competition in Irish step dancing

Bellmorite Kassidy McGlynn was recently named the under-16 U.S. national champion in Irish dancing at a four-day competition in Phoenix that ended July 10. McGlynn competed against nearly 500 dancers …

Beloved teacher, coach Joe Corea dies at age 77

“He was the single most influential teacher I’ve ever worked with,” said David Seinfeld, former principal at Sanford H. Calhoun High School. “There are few people like Joe Corea."

Merrick Fire Department dedicates new trucks

The Merrick Fire Department’s equipment just got a major upgrade on Saturday, July 10.

Brooks hosts end of session Town Hall

On Thursday, July 15, State Sen. John Brooks, a Democrat from Seaford who represents the 8th Senate District, hosted a virtual town hall webinar to discuss accomplishments from the 2021 session.

Merrick man pleads guilty to manslaughter in wife's strangulation

A Merrick man pled guilty to manslaughter for the strangling death of his wife in February 2020.

Editorial

We’re in the thick of summer — safety first!

Summer should be a time of joy, spent hanging out at the beach and barbecuing in the backyard. Too often, however, summer turns tragic when it needn’t.

Scott Brinton

A writer enlightens us on ‘antiracism’

Until recently, I had never thought deeply how radical my parents were when I was a child. I’m not sure they realized it at the time.

Randi Kreiss

Searching the heavens for common ground

I just booked a reservation to see the next full solar eclipse. Call me an optimist; I expect to be there.

Op-Ed

Affordable homeownership for all must be a priority

June was National Homeownership Month. For many, homeownership is a part of the American dream that is proving to be increasingly difficult to attain. Long Island home prices . . .

Op-Ed

Four milestones on the road to racial equity

Four milestones were reached in June on the road to racial equity. They recognize progress while underscoring the distance yet to be traveled.