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McDonough faces two challengers in 14th Assembly District race

In the race to represent the constituents of New York’s 14th assembly district, longtime Assemblyman David McDonough, a Republican from North Merrick, faces not one but two challengers for his …

Merrick Boy Scout raises hundreds for animal shelter in Freeport

Like many organizations, Bobbi and the Strays, an animal rescue shelter in Freeport, was hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Since the no-kill nonprofit is 99 percent volunteer-based, shelter …

Merrick Chamber hosts virtual Halloween costume contest

The Merrick Chamber of Commerce is inviting local children to participate in its first-ever virtual Halloween costume contest. Members will judge costumes and award prizes to children ages …

Merrick Library seeks a new trustee

The Merrick Library Board of Trustees is seeking a new member to fill a vacant seat. The board hopes to appoint a new trustee to the position, according to President Donna Rosenblum. The …

Anthony’s Kitchen & Cocktails ‘the talk of the town'

Anthony Brew’s goal in opening his new restaurant in Bellmore was to give patrons anything but a run-of-the-mill dining experience. “I don’t think food should be something …

Bellmore-JFK athlete wants ‘Lady’ dropped from Cougars

A John F. Kennedy High School senior is calling on the school to stop referring to its female sports teams as the “Lady Cougars.” In an op-ed that appeared in the school year’s …

A Merokean turning 100 offers some advice: get out and vote

2020 is the 100th anniversary of a constitutional amendment that changed the course of American history. Because of the efforts of suffragists like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, who …

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 …

Editorial

Breast screening is still a must, despite pandemic

There is perhaps no disease that strikes greater fear in the hearts of women than breast cancer. It is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths, behind lung cancer, and . . .

Op-Ed

MTA will risk much if it cuts service and hikes fares

Pat Foye, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, has said that service on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro North could be reduced by as much as 50 percent — and bus and subway service by 40 percent — in the coming months if . . .

Op-Ed

Why can’t we work together?

I was asked by a local proprietor why so many educators vote Democratic. I asked, “How do you know they do?” He blithely answered, “Well, I read it in the paper.” Our brief exchange was a friendly one, but it reminded me . . .

Randi Kreiss

As if it couldn’t have gotten worse, he was contagious

Millions of Americans seem to be manifesting what has been called “insane” behavior: They keep doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different and better result. They keep flouting coronavirus regulations . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

Congress is AWOL on coronavirus aid

With all the hullabaloo about the Supreme Court vacancy, the election and President Trump’s contracting Covid-19, the national media has largely overlooked a pressing matter before Congress that needs immediate attention.