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Cultural Arts Playhouse opens in Merrick

The muffled sounds of an eager audience gathered in the lobby crept into the theater of the Cultural Arts Playhouse in Merrick last Saturday night, but the cast of “Bare” milled about the …

Bellmore-Merrick residents elected to Literacy Nassau’s board of directors

The board of directors of Literacy Nassau, a Wantagh-based nonprofit that provides language-building programs to children and adults, recently promoted two current board members. Judy Beckman, of …

Bellmore couple reflect on 52 years of love

Jeff Rosenberg is still trying to solve a “52-year-old mystery” that haunts him: Why did his coworker, Jill Van Grembergen, agree to a second date? The two met as teenagers at the Big …

Petition decries Bellmore murderer nearing parole

The convicted murderer of a Bellmore mother may soon be released on parole — but more than 12,000 petition signers say his incarceration should be extended. John Jackson was charged in the …

Library patrons create sweet V-Day treats

Love was in the air at the Bellmore Memorial Library long before Valentine’s Day, as patrons gathered to attend a chocolate-making class on Feb. 3. There, instructor Susan Ackerman of …

Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District warns against dangers of vaping

The coughs of a hospitalized teen echoed through the Brookside School auditorium in North Merrick on Jan. 29. A news report was projected above the stage, and alleged that the boy’s illness was …

Bellmore-JFK's science Olympiads headed to state finals

Anyone who thinks science is a quiet activity reserved for the ivy-covered halls of academe has never attended a science Olympiad like the one held at Levittown’s Division Avenue High School …

Heralds seek 2020 summer interns

Herald Community Newspapers is seeking 2020 and summer interns for our 18 community-based publications that stretch across Nassau County’s South Shore, from Valley Stream to Seaford, and Long …

Editorial

A tuition freeze is worth considering

New York State Sen. Kevin Thomas, a Levittown Democrat, recently proposed a bill to cap tuition at all SUNY and CUNY schools at $5,000 per year for in-state students.

Scott Brinton

The New York Times, a historical treasure trove

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesse Jackson were chatting, King on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., and Jackson in the parking lot below, when the shot rang out.

Randi Kreiss

2020: love in the time of the coronavirus

This Valentine’s Day, maybe skip the kisses and consider an elbow bump or shaking hands — even with your boyfriend or your wife or your kids.

Alfonse D'Amato

You heard the president: The state of our union is strong

As a senator, I was privileged to attend many State of the Union addresses . . .