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Philip L. Williams Memorial Scholarship now open to Bellmore-Merrick seniors

Merrick American Legion Post No. 1282 will again award a Philip L. Williams Memorial Scholarship to a Bellmore-Merrick high school senior who best exemplifies Williams’s core values of strong …

A ‘Supernatural’ kidney donation

Bellmore native Geff Gruber was 26 when he was surprised to learn that he had a rare kidney disorder: He had been born with only one. Now 31, Gruber is the recipient of a donated kidney from someone …

JFK Drama Club goes digital with ‘Head Over Heels’

Facing a new reality, the John F. Kennedy High School Drama Club was left with one question: What’s a Drama Club to do in a pandemic?

Paving the way for women in wrestling

A Wellington C. Mepham High School wrestler is paving the way for more women to join the sport.

Restaurateurs look ahead to spring dining

To say it has been a long year for Bellmore and Merrick’s restaurant owners would be an understatement. The industry, which faced forced closures to stop the spread of Covid-19 around this time …

Siblings book Covid-19 vaccine appointments for those in need

Ryan and Dylan Levinter can still be found with eyes focused and fingers fixed against their laptops long after their remote classes end. Their goal is simple but requires a few hurdles: find vaccine …

Bellmore resident raises $2,500 for Hempstead INN

Bellmore resident Linda Goldstein picked up a new, charitable pandemic hobby last August: crafting personalized beaded mask chains.


Newspapers don’t belong in state recycling bill

State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, a Democrat from Long Beach who chairs the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, has introduced legislation in the Senate that could cripple magazines and newspapers across the state . . .

Randi Kreiss

Dogs on Long Island get a leg up on Covid

While many humans are still waiting in lines for the Covid-19 vaccine, an unusual initiative has put our four-legged friends at the head of the pack.


Let’s allow schools to decide on activities

As difficult as the coronavirus pandemic has been for all of us, our children were the least equipped to handle the sudden disruption of their daily lives and routines. Ripped from in-school learning . . .


Many calls, but little action on infrastructure

The potholes that used to greet us each spring, but now are with us year-round, remind us of the condition of our roads and bridges.

Jerry Kremer

The party of Lincoln becomes the party of George Wallace

The 2020 presidential election produced the highest voter turnout in American history. Both candidates received record numbers of votes. This was America at its best . . .