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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.

Mepham Pirettes win first national championship

The Wellington C. Mepham varsity kickline team won its first national championship in program history on March 8 at the World Disney World Resort in Florida.

The 100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers

Summer is usually an exciting time for teens to enjoy a carefree break from the stress and pressure of school.It is usually the season for celebrations; proms, graduations and summer vacations. For …

Bellmore-Merrick’s Matthew Singh is a high school student you need to know about

As a drama club performer and senior at Wellington C. Mepham High School, a former EMT volunteer and Merrick’s local CVS store associate, the outbreak of Covid-19 has not slowed Matthew Singh …

Merrick native Gary Contessa ends racehorse training career

It’s been quite a ride for Gary Contessa. After 35 years as a thoroughbred racehorse trainer, Contessa, who grew up in Merrick, decided it was time — not to retire, but to close one chapter of his career.

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

New York can learn a lot from South Korea

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to open beaches statewide, including Jones Beach, on Friday. It is a moment we have all eagerly awaited, a symbolic gesture signaling . . .

Editorial

Stay strong, Nassau

Last weekend was cold and windy, which likely prevented many people from venturing outside to potentially crowded spaces like the Jones Beach Boardwalk. For now, that’s a good thing.

Editorial

Small businesses need more federal help

Let’s not mince words: The federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program, which was supposed to hurry loans to small businesses so they can make payroll and stay afloat, has been troubled from the start.

Jerry Kremer

Cuomo puts the other guy from Queens to shame

As we suffer through pandemic-mandated home confinement, the media becomes more and more important to us each day. We follow it for information, for comfort, for life-saving advice and for ways to keep us from having nervous breakdowns.

Randi Kreiss

Having the ‘best words’ never mattered more

I am reading so many good words these days, but sadly, none of them are coming from the president. That’s a shame, because throughout history, words have inspired people to resist tyranny, to slog through depressions and to find their better selves in times of crisis.