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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 …

Petition for NYAW takeover gets more than 1,000 signatures

The Public Service Commission has extended the deadline by which local municipalities and authorities can submit proposals for a public takeover of New York American Water, which could halt the …

Convicted doctor from Merrick denied new trial

Michael Belfiore, a physician who practiced in Merrick, was denied a request for a new trial following his conviction on 28 federal charges related to his prescribing of opioids, including causing …

North Bellmore centenarian reflects on the pandemics

It’s been a little more than 100 years since the Spanish flu ravaged the globe, infecting about a third of the world’s population. And while most people from that era are no longer here …

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.

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.

North Merrick School District receives temperature-checking tech from Friends for Good Health

After she was recruited to serve on North Merrick School District’s re-entry task force, which formed six weeks ago to develop potential school-reopening plans for September, Board of Education …

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

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.

Editorial

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.