BREAKING NEWS: Former TOB Supervisor Venditto cleared of all corruption charges


Letter to the Editor

Support the North Bellmore School District budget on June 19

I’m disappointed that our elementary school budget did not pass. Parents are angry, and our community members are fed up with the high taxes, but it’s important to note that our district did present a school budget that was at the state-mandated tax cap.

Crossfit gyms to honor fallen L.I. vet on Memorial Day

This memorial day, Crossfits around the world will be encouraging members to attempt the Murph Challenge — one of the gym chain’s “hero workouts.” Julia Brite, a member of Crossfit Invasion in Bellmore, explained that this particular workout was created in honor of Michael P. Murphy, a Navy Seal from Long Island who died in 2005.

Schools

Bellmore-Merrick students walk the runway for a cause

The students of John F. Kennedy and Sanford H. Calhoun high schools performed a fashion show and raised over $10,000 for charity on May 3.

Politics

Hempstead board stalls special elections bill

Members of the Hempstead Town Board on Tuesday stalled a proposal by Supervisor Laura Gillen calling for special elections to appoint elected officials when vacancies occur.

Editorial

Declare Nassau a sanctuary county

The promise inscribed on the Statue of Liberty — “send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me” — is the promise of hope that America makes . . .

Editorial

Town needs special elections, not appointees

Only two members of the current Town of Hempstead Board were elected to their posts without first having been appointed to them. That’s it. Two.

John C. O'Connell

Reflections on a reunion

After a college class a very long while ago, I sat in the late morning drinking Guinness in an old pub on Grafton Street, in Dublin, with author Alec Reid, a close friend of Samuel Beckett . . .

Randi Kreiss

Under the volcano in Hawaii and Washington

Kilauea is blowing her top. These last weeks we have witnessed, from afar, a pyrotechnic extravaganza on the Big Island of Hawaii.