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Thousands turned out for a Black Lives Matter protest in Merrick and Bellmore today, and Heralds Executive Editor Scott Brinton follow the protesters as they made their way from Merrick to Bellmore … more
What started as a trickle of protesters lining up at 6 p.m. Tuesday in front of the Trader Joe’s on Merrick Road, in Merrick, quickly grew to a mass of more than 150, who prayed, chanted and shouted George Floyd’s name at passing cars, many of which honked back in response. more
People started to stream into the demonstration in front of the Nassau County Legislature and Executive Building in Mineola nearly an hour before the scheduled 5:30 p.m. start time. They had come to … more
As Nassau County neared a phase-by-phase reopening of nonessential businesses, county Comptroller Jack Schnirman released a report last week that projected sales tax losses of $156 million to $360 million. more
Patricia Maher acknowledges she isn’t a typical candidate for Congress, and she isn’t a career elected official. But as she says, this is anything but a typical year, and she believes her … more
The race for New York’s 2nd Congressional District seat is heating up, even with current social distancing guidelines in place. At the beginning of the year, local candidates were jockeying for endorsements from Long Island political committees and elected officials, hoping to jump out as party favorites. Now congressional hopefuls are fishing for national backers — and they have caught some. more
It may have been cold and drizzly, with leaden skies, and Nassau County may have been in the midst of the worst crisis it has faced in a century, but spirits were as high as if the sun were shining brightly on a carefree world as Seaford and Wantagh celebrated the season with two parades last Friday. more
Smoke covered the amphitheater at Jones Beach State Park, filling the air with the pungent odor of burning shrubbery and scrub pine, as fire departments from Nassau and Suffolk Counties responded to … more
Updates, as of May 15, showed Wantagh-Seaford, with a total of 669 confirmed cases of Covid-19. Nassau County again fell, with 169 new cases, as countywide testing reached 9.5 percent of the population. more
The number of new Covid-19 cases continues a steady decline in Seaford and Wantagh, in line with trends seen across the state. But Nassau County still logs thousands of new cases. more
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