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The Sound Lab in Bellmore offers a new outlet for local artists

A new business on Bedford Avenue is mixing up the “creative vibe” that already exists on the block, according to Bellmore resident Jay Ortiz. Ortiz is the studio manager of The Sound …

Restaurants, gyms hit with new curfew

As Covid-19 rates tick upward in New York and across the country, Long Island’s restaurants and gyms are bearing the brunt of a new restriction by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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 …

Calhoun's On Tour Company does Shakespeare at a social distance

Calhoun High School’s On Tour Company is preparing for its 35th annual Shakespeare performance, “The Comedy of Errors,” amid the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. Club …

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 …

Editorial

Giving thanks in 2020

In a year when so much has gone awry — so many lives lost, businesses battered, jobs vanished — it strains the imagination to think what we might be thankful for, particularly as the nation enters its second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Editorial

County does right by small businesses

We are pleased that Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is once again promoting small businesses ahead of the holiday season — which is vital this pandemic year.

Randi Kreiss

It wasn’t easy: How I got to see my grandkids

The following is not a how-to for anyone else. It’s just my story. We all have to maneuver our way through the grinding deprivations of the coronavirus as best we can. We hadn’t seen the kids or grandkids for nine months . . .

Op-Ed

Give thanks the election is over, and put the knives away

Besides the sad deaths of a quarter-million Americans, the pandemic claimed another victim this month: the re-election of President Trump. Had the election been held in February . . .

Op-Ed

We need to pay attention to children’s mental health

The coronavirus pandemic has created a variety of hardships that have left families and children in distress. Social isolation. A mounting death toll. An estimated . . .