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Merrick remembers 9/11 nearly two decades later

Under unimaginable circumstances, Merokeans gathered once again at the firefighters’ memorial on Sept. 11 to remember the most unimaginable day in American history. Dozens of mask-wearing …

Hempstead Town launches PPE initiative to aid local businesses

Standing alongside small business owners in Bellmore’s storied downtown district on Bedford Avenue, Hempstead Town Supervisor Donald Clavin and members of the town board announced a new …

Honorary Merrick Fire Department captain dies at 86

Though Martin Abrams never served as an officer of the Merrick Fire Department, he was someone younger volunteers looked up to. He led by example, never complained and strived to do the right thing, …

Nassau County athletes, parents rally for fall sports

On Friday, chants of “Let them play!” rang out from the Nassau BOCES Administrative Center, where Nassau school superintendents voted to postpone high school sports until Jan. 4 on …

Merrick 10-year-old celebrates a bioluminescent birthday

The streets of south Merrick seemed to glow last Thursday night as dozens of cars decked out in neon drove by Jordana Kohen’s house on James Street in celebration of her 10th birthday. The …

Bellmore-JFK alum lands 'Monday Night Football' gig

Steve Levy got a taste of the “Monday Night Football” broadcast booth last September when he served as the play-by-play commentator for the Denver Broncos-Oakland Raiders game in Week One …

Two Merrick restaurants shutter amid Covid-19 pandemic

Two standout Merrick restaurants are saying goodbye to local diners as the coronavirus pandemic continues to flip the hospitality industry on its head. The owners of Left Coast Kitchen & …

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

Fill out the census — the deadline is Sept. 30

Elected leaders from across Nassau County are urging — even pleading with — residents to fill out the U.S. census if they have not already done so, and time is running out.

Scott Brinton

A maddening tale of two presidencies

Donald Trump revealed his true self to The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward over the course of 18 interviews beginning last December, appearing coherent and well-informed . . .

Randi Kreiss

You’d better believe it: We are in this together

Five years ago, I returned from a visit to my kids and grandkids, who live in a mountain town in northern California, and in this space I wrote, “I have come back from the future, and if you plan on going, better wear your fire-retardant underwear.”

Alfonse D'Amato

The economy needs emergency attention now

Three-quarters of a year into 2020, let’s all pray that the end of Covid-19 is mercifully within view. Great progress is being made . . .