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Calhoun reaches summer league baseball title game

Playing its fourth elimination game in three days, Calhoun fell just short of bringing home the title in the Nassau County High School baseball league, hosted by the Boys of Summer.

Tropical Storm Isaias batters Bellmore-Merrick

Navigating Bellmore-Merrick’s side streets in the days following Tropical Storm Isaias was comparable to being caught in a dizzying maze. Drivers were forced to three-point turn at the sight …

Merrick schools undergo exciting upgrades

Funded by a capital bond approved by voters in December 2016, the Merrick School District continues to make significant renovations and upgrades at Chatterton, Birch and Levy Lakeside Elementary Schools.

Former Bellmore-JFK teacher honors 2020 graduates

Instead of simply handing out a scholarship to a student, Ronald Steiger, the public relations director of John F. Kennedy High School’s alumni association, decided to put his network’s …

Calhoun High School to get new assistant principal

After an unprecedented school year, former Merrick Avenue Middle School Science Chair Michael Hughes began his term as the new assistant principal of Sanford H. Calhoun High School on July 1, joining …

Convicted doctor from Merrick denied new trial

Michael Belfiore, a physician who practiced in Merrick, was denied a request for a new trial following his conviction on 28 federal charges related to his prescribing of opioids, including causing …

North Merrick School District receives temperature-checking tech from Friends for Good Health

After she was recruited to serve on North Merrick School District’s re-entry task force, which formed six weeks ago to develop potential school-reopening plans for September, Board of Education …

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 …


We’ll say it again: It’s time to fix the SALT cap

U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi, a Democrat from Glen Cove, has campaigned relentlessly to eliminate the $10,000 cap on deductions of state and local taxes imposed by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which President Trump shepherded through Congress.


Young people: Cut out the big gatherings

About a thousand people — most young people — gathered on the beach in Long Beach on July 18, in clear violation of the state’s current ban . . .

Scott Brinton

What a poet can teach us about death — and life

I was out for a drive in mid-April, rounding the corner from Beach Street to Merrick Road in Merrick, when Emily Dickinson’s words suddenly came to my mind . . .

Randi Kreiss

Breaking news: President discovers gravity

After months of denying that gravity exists, President Trump dropped a golf ball from the White House roof and declared that Isaac Newton was right.

Alfonse D'Amato

We need a can-do attitude to beat Covid-19

It seems like we’ve been living with the coronavirus pandemic in a slow-motion time warp. But it’s time we snap out of it and beat this plague with the attitude that has characterized Americans’ character when faced with other seemingly insurmountable crises.