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Gov.: Covid-19 outbreak continues to shift to L.I.

 Coronavirus cases in Nassau County continued to climb steadily overnight from Saturday into Sunday, nearly reaching 14,400, up from 13,346 the day before — an almost 8 percent increase, …

Gov.: Schools, 'non-essential' businesses must stay closed until April 29

On Monday, Governor Cuomo ordered schools and non-essential businesses to remain closed until April 29 to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Previously, they were to close until April 15. At …

Bellmore-Merrick school budget vote delayed to at least June 1

The Bellmore-Merrick school budget vote has been delayed until at least June 1 because of the coronavirus outbreak, by order of Governor Cuomo. It was originally scheduled for May 19.

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 …

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 …

Rainbows add color to south Merrick's streets, homes

When the temperature neared 70 degrees  Friday afternoon, many south Merrick residents took to the streets to walk, run, bike and bask in the much-needed sun. 

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 …


Governor Cuomo, Main Street needs a hand

Covid-19 has completely changed the way we all live. But along with worrying about keeping themselves and their families healthy, thousands of small business owners across New York state are losing sleep over . . .


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.


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 . . .

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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 . . .