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During pandemic, Bellmore native flexes pod-given talents

When Darren Paltrowitz explains his beginnings in the entertainment industry, a picture of Cameron Crowe’s cult classic “Almost Famous” comes to mind. At 16, the Bellmore native …

Bellmore-JFK Drama performs Shakespeare at a social distance

Students in John F. Kennedy High School’s drama club are using William Shakespeare’s famous phrase — “All the world’s a stage” — to their advantage. When the …

Bellmore Library kicks-off The Great Give Back

The Bellmore Memorial Library will be honoring individuals and giving back to the community as part of The Great Give Back, a day of service celebrated by libraries across the state.

Bellmore-JFK athlete wants ‘Lady’ dropped from Cougars

A John F. Kennedy High School senior is calling on the school to stop referring to its female sports teams as the “Lady Cougars.” In an op-ed that appeared in the school year’s …

McDonough faces two challengers in 14th Assembly District race

In the race to represent the constituents of New York’s 14th assembly district, longtime Assemblyman David McDonough, a Republican from North Merrick, faces not one but two challengers for his …

Bellmore Fire Department ex-chief Bob Taylor dies at 52

Fellow volunteers remember Bob Taylor, former chief of the Bellmore Fire Department, as someone who exemplified the ideal firefighter: selfless, compassionate, knowledgeable, and led a team that …

Bellmore Street Festival canceled due to Covid-19

The highly anticipated Bellmore Street Festival will not take place this year out of concerns for public health and safety amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores, …

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

Breast screening is still a must, despite pandemic

There is perhaps no disease that strikes greater fear in the hearts of women than breast cancer. It is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths, behind lung cancer, and . . .

Op-Ed

MTA will risk much if it cuts service and hikes fares

Pat Foye, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, has said that service on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro North could be reduced by as much as 50 percent — and bus and subway service by 40 percent — in the coming months if . . .

Op-Ed

Why can’t we work together?

I was asked by a local proprietor why so many educators vote Democratic. I asked, “How do you know they do?” He blithely answered, “Well, I read it in the paper.” Our brief exchange was a friendly one, but it reminded me . . .

Randi Kreiss

As if it couldn’t have gotten worse, he was contagious

Millions of Americans seem to be manifesting what has been called “insane” behavior: They keep doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different and better result. They keep flouting coronavirus regulations . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

Congress is AWOL on coronavirus aid

With all the hullabaloo about the Supreme Court vacancy, the election and President Trump’s contracting Covid-19, the national media has largely overlooked a pressing matter before Congress that needs immediate attention.