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Bellmore-Merrick CHSD contracts health care vendors to conduct Covid-19 testing

At its first meeting of the new year, the Central High School District Board of Education passed two resolutions that will provide Covid-19 testing capabilities to students and staff should …

Bellmore-Merrick residents roll up their sleeves for Covid-19 vaccine

As the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines roll out across the country, Bellmore and Merrick residents are among the thousands of New Yorkers who have already received their first doses of …

Hempstead Town earmarks $12k Covid relief grant for Merrick Fire Department company

Last month, the Town of Hempstead authorized more than $300,000 in relief grants to help local fire departments pay for coronavirus-related expenses incurred during the pandemic. Merrick Fire …

Former Merrick Life editor Harriet Luce dies at age 90

When Harriet Luce (nee Work) received a press badge certifying her position as the Merrick Life editor, the community’s former hometown newspaper, her son Allan said she “lit up like a …

Camp Ga’avah founder optimistic for summer 2021

A new camp introduced by the Friedberg Jewish Community Center in Oceanside recently completed its third summer program and has grown into a year-round platform for LGBTQ children ages 6 through …

Merrick residents deck the streets to spread holiday cheer

‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the streets, Merrick residents hustled and bustled to meet. On nearly 30 lawns throughout the neighborhood, specially themed trees adorned with …

Bellmore-Merrick CHSD reflects on messages of Dr. King

The lessons of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are especially poignant for the students of the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District this year — namely what he said was the most urgent question in life: “What are you doing for others?”

Editorial

It’s high time truth prevails once again

Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Germany’s short, mercurial, ruthless propaganda minister, was known to many as the “poison dwarf.” By all accounts, he was insanely obsessive and manipulative, …

Editorial

Please, get vaccinated when it’s your turn

On Monday, New York entered Phase 1b of the state’s Covid-19 vaccination program, meaning that first responders, public safety and transit workers and . . .

Scott Brinton

A day of reckoning after four frightful years

I spent last Wednesday afternoon scurrying up and down the stairs at home, rushing between my desk upstairs and the TV downstairs. I flipped between CNN, MSNBC and Fox, my pulse, as measured by my watch, racing faster as the afternoon went on.

Randi Kreiss

When it comes to Trump, newspapers go BIG

I have seen my share of heart-stopping headlines. In The New York Times, I read “MEN WALK ON MOON,” “NIXON RESIGNS,” “U.S. ATTACKED” . . .

Op-Ed

New leaders are the suburbs’ best shot at health equity

Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, will bring much-needed change in our country. President-elect Joe Biden has made controlling the coronavirus pandemic a priority, and for the first time, the incoming administration . . .