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North Bellmore community ‘braves the shave’ for Saw Mill sixth grader

North Bellmore resident Carsyn Volpe spent Halloween the way no 11-year-old should.

Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District Superintendent announces retirement

John DeTommaso, the superintendent of the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District for the past eight years and an educator for 33 years, has announced his retirement, effective next June.

Girl Scouts spread kindness at Park Avenue Elementary School

A new installation at Park Avenue Elementary School in the North Bellmore School District is shining a light during the dark days of the coronavirus pandemic. Recently, a rainbow rock garden was …

Bellmore-Merrick residents react to drawn-out election

At press time on Tuesday, President-elect Joe Biden had tallied over 76 million votes — more than any other presidential candidate in history — besting President Trump’s 71 …

Bellmore-Merrick restaurants prepare for indoor dining

With restaurants at limited capacity for indoor dining due to the coronavirus pandemic, many have added outdoor seating to make up for the loss of customers — and revenue. But with colder …

Chatterton Elementary School parents honor local heroes

A group of Chatterton Elementary School parents wanted to make sure local veterans didn’t go unnoticed amid the coronavirus pandemic. Since large gatherings, such as assemblies and observance …

Levy-Lakeside School honors local veterans

To keep Levy-Lakeside students’ patriotic pride alive despite Covid-19 restrictions, the Parent Teacher Association came up with an alternative way to observe Veterans Day. On Nov. 10, a field …


Remember to shop locally this holiday season

Thanksgiving is only a week away, and the December holidays are fast approaching. We’re supposed to be making plans to shop in our local downtowns or at the malls, but because of the coronavirus pandemic . . .


Next week, limit your Thanksgiving gatherings

With the Covid-19 infection rate creeping up above 3 percent in parts of New York state, including Long Island, Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week issued two executive orders. The first . . .

Randi Kreiss

Dinner for two at our Thanksgiving table

Is anyone else thinking about the Berlin Airlift? It is one of the great stories of American audacity in the face of political thuggery. In case you’re too young to remember . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

The 2020 election: a mandate for moderation

The election is in the history books. As the dust finally settles on the presidential race, it appears that Joe Biden won with the same razor-thin margin by which Donald Trump did in 2016.

Jerry Kremer

Will Trump come to Biden’s inauguration? I don’t care.

Having run successfully for public office 13 times, I can readily understand why President Trump is having a hissy fit.