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Calhoun High School to get new assistant principal

After an unprecedented school year, former Merrick Avenue Middle School Science Chair Michael Hughes began his term as the new assistant principal of Sanford H. Calhoun High School on July 1, joining …

Officials condemn anti-police graffiti in North Bellmore

After a spate of police-targeted graffiti tags were found on North Bellmore School District property last week, Town of Hempstead officials gathered at Newbridge Road Elementary School on Monday to …

Retiring amid a pandemic

William Leacock looks back after 30 years as a physics teacher at Mepham High School

The unusual end of the 2019-20 school year also marked the final chapter of a storied 30-year career in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District for Mepham physics teacher William Leacock, …

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …


We’ll say it again: It’s time to fix the SALT cap

U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi, a Democrat from Glen Cove, has campaigned relentlessly to eliminate the $10,000 cap on deductions of state and local taxes imposed by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which President Trump shepherded through Congress.


Young people: Cut out the big gatherings

About a thousand people — most young people — gathered on the beach in Long Beach on July 18, in clear violation of the state’s current ban . . .

Scott Brinton

What a poet can teach us about death — and life

I was out for a drive in mid-April, rounding the corner from Beach Street to Merrick Road in Merrick, when Emily Dickinson’s words suddenly came to my mind . . .

Randi Kreiss

Breaking news: President discovers gravity

After months of denying that gravity exists, President Trump dropped a golf ball from the White House roof and declared that Isaac Newton was right.

Alfonse D'Amato

We need a can-do attitude to beat Covid-19

It seems like we’ve been living with the coronavirus pandemic in a slow-motion time warp. But it’s time we snap out of it and beat this plague with the attitude that has characterized Americans’ character when faced with other seemingly insurmountable crises.