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C21C brings together high school students from around the world

When Calhoun High School rising senior Skyler Basco created an Instagram group chat to keep her fellow classmates connected during distance learning, she had no idea of its potential. Her idea to …

Merrick Bellmore Little League in full swing

Young athletes in Merrick Bellmore Little League were kicking up dirt on the diamond weeks before the first pitch of the 2020 Major League Baseball season, which took place on July 23.

Bellmore-Merrick provides Extended School Year services

As school districts throughout New York state work to present reopening plans for the 2020-2021 academic year starting in September, a handful based in Nassau County, including Bellmore-Merrick, continued to provide a valuable service this summer.

Bellmore-Merrick CHSD officials plan reopening

For any school district, planning to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic is no simple task. Besides following safety guidelines, teachers may have to continue adapting to still-unfamiliar remote …

Reinhard students record the pandemic one artifact at a time

While most adults would like to forget that the Covid-19 pandemic ever happened, students at the Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center in Bellmore are making sure their education and experiences …

Phase 4 reopening begins, but leaves out some Bellmore-Merrick businesses

Long Island met the criteria to enter Phase 4 of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s economic reopening plan on July 8, including universities and colleges, but gyms, movie theatres and shopping malls were not …

Mepham's Mayo stars at Offense-Defense football camp

For a second straight year, Mepham High School’s Peter Mayo made an impression at Offense-Defense Football Camp, and was invited to participate in the Offense-Defense Regional and National games at the Las Vegas Raiders’ and Dallas Cowboys’ stadiums, respectively, next February and March.

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 …


Congress should support local news

After responding to the coronavirus pandemic with several emergency relief measures, Congress will now have the opportunity to pass one that would protect your access to trustworthy local news, help grow local businesses through ads in local news media — and reward you for subscribing to a newspaper like the Herald.

Randi Kreiss

A letter of contention, and then civil discourse

I met Joan online last week when she sent me a letter reacting to my July 9-15 column, “We’re all in the room where it happened.” We exchanged notes, and I realized . . .


Monuments, memorials and memory

In the U.S. and in Europe, monuments, memorials and historic names are being removed from public places because of their associations with colonial expansion, racial bigotry and discriminatory public policy. In this country . . .


Our children have to go back to school

I have never been so happy for a school year to come to a close. It seemed like every second of remote learning played out like a vicious game of tug-of-war.