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Bellmore-Merrick business owners react to reopening as Phase One begins

As projected, Long Island began the Phase One reopening of its battered economy on Wednesday, paving the way for construction and wholesale trade companies to restart operations, along with retailers …

Graduating amid a pandemic

College students from Merrick, Bellmore look to an uncertain future

By Alyssa Seidman aseidman@liherald.com The boisterous pomp and circumstance that accompany college graduations softened to a hum this year, as restrictions on large gatherings remained in …

After being furloughed, Merrick’s Rachel Rabinowitz gives back

Rachel Rabinowitz’s corporate position at Macy’s New York City headquarters was her first major job out of college. Despite a total of four years there, she was furloughed in April as the Covid-19 outbreak grew more severe.

Applebee's honors Kennedy baseball program

Celebrating victories at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar’s Bellmore location has been a longstanding tradition for the Kennedy High School baseball program, and even though the spring sports season was cancelled, the 2020 Cougars were recognized by their go-to restaurant.

Domestic dispute arrest made in Bellmore

A woman was arrested in Bellmore on Wednesday evening following a domestic disturbance report.

Chop Your Locks is going virtual in Bellmore-Merrick

Wellington C. Mepham High School’s annual Chop Your Locks for Charity event is moving to an online venue. The St. Baldrick’s fundraiser, which has guests cut their hair in support of …

Bellmore-Merrick students will complete semester on June 17

The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District and its four component elementary school districts will conclude the semester — and months of remote learning — on Wednesday, June 17.

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 …


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Sometimes the right notes unlock the heart

Just take those old records off the shelf. I’ll sit and listen to ’em by myself.


It’s time to un-pause Nassau County

The coronavirus will be with us for the foreseeable future. The shutdown we have been struggling with has been painful, inconvenient and sad. We have seen . . .

When Covid-19 becomes real: mourning my grandmother

Editor's note: The following was originally written for Hofstra University's Long Island Advocate, the online publication of the college's Lawrence Herbert School of Communication. Lucas Pino, a …