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Bellmore-JFK Drama performs Shakespeare at a social distance

Students in John F. Kennedy High School’s drama club are using William Shakespeare’s famous phrase — “All the world’s a stage” — to their advantage. When the …

New Chatterton addition ‘a step above’ for students in Merrick

Members of the Chatterton Elementary School community joined district administrators and Board of Education trustees there on Tuesday to get an inside look at the campus’ first building …

Local steps up for Long Island’s Latino community

Between her career as a personal injury attorney and her new role as president of the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association, Liza Milgrim spends much of her time supporting and advocating for the Island’s Hispanic community.

New empanada spot in Merrick offers a taste of tradition

A new Latin American eatery in Merrick is taking the South Shore by storm, causing lines out the door and sell-outs of favored empanada flavors. Since its grand opening on Oct. 7, Island Empanada, …

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 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 …

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 …

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.