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BREAKING NEWS: Trader Joe's in Merrick reopens after Covid-19-related cleaning

Nassau has 3rd-highest number of Covid-19 cases of any county in state

Nassau County had the third-highest number of coronavirus cases of any county in New York as of Saturday, surpassing Westchester and Bronx counties, and Manhattan.

Bellmore-Merrick's Community Cupboard open for those in need

The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District’s food pantry, the Community Cupboard, is open despite school closures caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “We want to continue to …

Student at Grand Ave. Middle School in Bellmore tests positive for COVID-19

Several cases of COVID-19 have emerged in Bellmore and Merrick’s high school and elementary school districts in the last week, according to letters from superintendents, including one Grand …

Bellmore-Merrick residents help ‘heroes’ on the front lines of Covid-19 pandemic

When Jill Levine and Brooke Jones created a Facebook group to give back to the first responders and essential employees on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, they weren’t sure what to …

Bellmore-Merrick students stay active with physical education app

The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District’s physical education staff, led by Director of Athletics Eric Caballero, created a physical education app  for the school …

Rainbows add color to south Merrick's streets, homes

When the temperature neared 70 degrees  Friday afternoon, many south Merrick residents took to the streets to walk, run, bike and bask in the much-needed sun. 

Bellmore-Merrick little leaguers play the waiting game

America’s Pastime is on hold or canceled at every level across the country amid the coronavirus pandemic. Major League Baseball, set to open March 26, will begin at the earliest in mid-May …


Governor Cuomo, Main Street needs a hand

Covid-19 has completely changed the way we all live. But along with worrying about keeping themselves and their families healthy, thousands of small business owners across New York state are losing sleep over . . .


Save a life — give blood, especially now

The American Red Cross is urging healthy, eligible people who are feeling well to give blood or platelets to help maintain a sufficient blood supply and prevent shortages as the coronavirus pandemic continues.


Even now, patronize your local small businesses

Coronavirus has swept across New York with astounding speed, leaving sickness, fear and uncertainty in its wake. Small businesses, particularly restaurants and bars, have taken a beating . . .

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Let’s work together to defeat the coronavirus

How often do we hear that the most important thing in life is good health? That truth has been driven home by the coronavirus . . .