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Bellmore-Merrick CHSD tennis courts open

Effective today, Friday, May 29, tennis courts at all five buildings in the Bellmore-Merrick High School District became available to the public as part of Nassau County’s “Phase 1” reopening, Director of Athletics Eric Caballero announced in a letter to parents.

Bellmore-Merrick business owners react to reopening as Phase One begins

As projected, Long Island began the Phase One reopening of its battered economy on Wednesday, paving the way for construction and wholesale trade companies to restart operations, along with retailers …

Graduating amid a pandemic

College students from Merrick, Bellmore look to an uncertain future

By Alyssa Seidman aseidman@liherald.com The boisterous pomp and circumstance that accompany college graduations softened to a hum this year, as restrictions on large gatherings remained in …

Crime watch

Homeless woman arrested for arson in West Hempstead

Nassau County police arrested a homeless woman for arson at Sam's Caribbean Marketplace in West Hempstead on May 31. According to police, at about 1 a.m. on Sunday night, Melanie Nieves was caught …

Local camps close because of coronavirus concerns

Three popular Bellmore-Merrick area summer camps — Merrick Woods Day Camp in Merrick, and Coleman Country Day Camp and Twin Oaks Day Camp, both in Freeport — have closed for the summer …

Chop Your Locks is going virtual in Bellmore-Merrick

Wellington C. Mepham High School’s annual Chop Your Locks for Charity event is moving to an online venue. The St. Baldrick’s fundraiser, which has guests cut their hair in support of …

Send the Herald your stories, photos of how you're coping with the coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak has vastly altered our daily routines. Parents are at home. Children are at home. College students are at home. All must stay put, we are told, for now. People are making …


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Sometimes the right notes unlock the heart

Just take those old records off the shelf. I’ll sit and listen to ’em by myself.


It’s time to un-pause Nassau County

The coronavirus will be with us for the foreseeable future. The shutdown we have been struggling with has been painful, inconvenient and sad. We have seen . . .

When Covid-19 becomes real: mourning my grandmother

Editor's note: The following was originally written for Hofstra University's Long Island Advocate, the online publication of the college's Lawrence Herbert School of Communication. Lucas Pino, a …