Curran, Democrats reach budget deal

After weeks of battling with both sides of the Republican-majority legislature over the 2019 Nassau County budget, County Executive Laura Curran on Monday announced that she had reached a deal with minority Democrats finalize her budget, with a number of bipartisan legislative amendments that she initially vetoed last week.

Community mourns as one

Rabbi Charles Klein, of the Merrick Jewish Centre, planned to visit Pittsburgh, along with a delegation of other rabbis, this week to comfort the be-reaved and visit the wounded after a deadly anti-Semitic mass shooting at Tree of Life Congregation.

Crime

D.A.: Bellmore travel agent scammed clients out of $10K

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest of a Bellmore travel agent for allegedly scamming at least six cruise trip clients out of payments totaling more than $10,000.

Herald seeks People of the Year nominations

The Bellmore and Merrick Heralds are currently seeking nominations for our annual Person of the Year. All People of the Year are featured in full-length, front-page feature stories that appear in our final issue of the year, which will be published on Dec. 27.

Op-Ed

Making the case for Hempstead’s budget

I was elected Town of Hempstead supervisor in 2017 to make our local government more accessible and accountable to residents. Since the first day of my administration . . .

John C. O'Connell

‘No day shall erase you from the memory of time’

Next week is the 17th Sept. 11 since Al Qaeda terrorists attacked the United States, flying airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and crashing in a Pennsylvania field. Schools and villages will, I hope . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

Trade that’s not fair can’t really be free

Every president has an opportunity to leave a mark on America. The most consequential impact the administration of Donald Trump may have is in the area of international trade.