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BREAKING NEWS: Trader Joe's in Merrick temporarily closes for COVID-19-related cleaning


Governor Cuomo appeals for protective medical equipment

Governor Cuomo made an urgent appeal Thursday to any manufacturers that are willing and able to produce personal protective equipment, or PPE, such as N-95 masks, face shields and plastic gowns, which will go to hopital wokers treating COVID-19 patients.

Student at Grand Ave. Middle School in Bellmore tests positive for COVID-19

Several cases of COVID-19 have emerged in Bellmore and Merrick’s high school and elementary school districts in the last week, according to letters from superintendents, including one Grand …

Bellmore-Merrick residents help ‘heroes’ on the front lines of Covid-19 pandemic

When Jill Levine and Brooke Jones created a Facebook group to give back to the first responders and essential employees on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, they weren’t sure what to …

Bellmore-Merrick students stay active with physical education app

The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District’s physical education staff, led by Director of Athletics Eric Caballero, created a physical education app  for the school …

Bellmore-Merrick little leaguers play the waiting game

America’s Pastime is on hold or canceled at every level across the country amid the coronavirus pandemic. Major League Baseball, set to open March 26, will begin at the earliest in mid-May …

Town officials call on National Disaster Medical System to support hospital, health care providers

Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin, Councilman Anthony D’Esposito and Hempstead Town Medical Director Dr. David Neubert called on U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand to support …

Modeling: 110,000 could be hospitalized in N.Y.; 16,000 could die

New modeling shows New York could reach the “apex” of the coronavirus crisis, when 110,00 New Yorkers could be hospitalized, with 37,000 on ventilators, at the end of April. Some 16,000 could die.

Editorial

Want relief? Restore the SALT deduction.

In 2017, President Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. It was supposed to supercharge the economy, bringing new manufacturing jobs to hard-hit areas, and no doubt, it brought some success.

Editorial

Save a life — give blood, especially now

The American Red Cross is urging healthy, eligible people who are feeling well to give blood or platelets to help maintain a sufficient blood supply and prevent shortages as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

Editorial

Even now, patronize your local small businesses

Coronavirus has swept across New York with astounding speed, leaving sickness, fear and uncertainty in its wake. Small businesses, particularly restaurants and bars, have taken a beating . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

Let’s work together to defeat the coronavirus

How often do we hear that the most important thing in life is good health? That truth has been driven home by the coronavirus . . .