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Bellmore-JFK girls' basketball caps undefeated (8-0) season

After a magical run to the Nassau Class A girls’ basketball semifinals last winter, Kennedy had to quickly shift gears on its goals for an encore after the county decided an abbreviated season …

Bellmore-Merrick synagogues safely celebrate Purim during pandemic

For some observers of the Jewish faith, 2020’s Purim celebrations marked the last time they physically visited a synagogue. Last spring, just days after the Megillah was read, costumes were …

Carroll’s Kitchen in Bellmore prepared to feed thousands — again

The year is shaping up to be a busy one for Carroll’s Kitchen, a nonprofit that opened in Bellmore late last year to help feed those in need. A number of events are scheduled for the coming …

South Shore residents support potential NYAW takeover

South Shore residents spoke forcefully at a public hearing on Feb. 26 that reviewed the state’s study to examine a potential public takeover of New York American Water’s private …

New American Sign Language Club at Calhoun shows 'signs' of progress

Sitting in a pew at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Plainview, Lily Hodson watched a woman standing near the altar, using her hands to translate the hour-long service into American …

Mepham High School student honored as AVP ‘Athlete of the Week’

Wellington C. Mepham High School senior Samantha Green, of North Bellmore, was recognized by the American Association of Volleyball Professionals as its “Athlete of the Week.” Green is a …

North Bellmore Public Library receives $14k grant from Town of Hempstead

Earlier this month, alongside local library directors, Hempstead Town Supervisor Donald Clavin announced the approval of more than $340,000 in grants to support several public libraries within the …

Editorial

We need more women elected leaders

It’s been over 27 years since Colin Ferguson stepped onto a Long Island Rail Road train in Mineola and started indiscriminately firing a 9mm pistol at passengers. The attack propelled Carolyn McCarthy to run for Congress.

Randi Kreiss

A governor bruised by a pandemic mistake

I admired Gov. Mario Cuomo so much that I actually bought an old CD of his speeches some years ago, and I actually listened to them. So I am educated in the successes and rhetorical and political skills of the Cuomo boys.

Op-Ed

So now that you’re vaccinated . . .

I applaud the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent guidance update recommending that people who are fully vaccinated not be confined to quarantine after exposure to a case of Covid-19.

Op-Ed

How do you know I’m from Lawn Guyland?

I was in Ryann’s Wines in East Meadow around the holidays, standing at the checkout, when a fellow customer, a man in his 70s, called out to a 20-something employee from across the store.