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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 …

Volunteers from Ohav Sholom in Merrick help seniors get vaccinated

“I would go on the computer and be in a sweat,” recalled Lettie Werbel. Last month, Werbel’s husband, Steve, 82, spent six days in the hospital after contracting Covid-19. The …

Local teens among first female Eagle Scouts in the nation

Boy Scout Troop 186 of Wantagh made history this week, as three of its scouts were among the first girls in the nation to achieve the rank of Eagle.

A ‘charming’ addition to Bellmore Village

After swapping psychic readings for massage therapy sessions in the early days of their friendship, East Meadow residents Lori McGuire and Ilana Slavin decided to offer their services to the …

For local Broadway actor, the show must go on

North Bellmore resident Jared Zirilli said he believes the pandemic may be the hardest time of a theatre actor’s life. After the lights went out on Broadway last March to curb the spread of …

Kennedy softball players team up to strike out cancer

Two John F. Kennedy High School students are teaming up to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through its Student of the Year campaign. Merrick residents Sami Levine, 15, and Lara …

Winter sports kick off locally in Bellmore-Merrick

Last week marked the start of a vastly different winter sports season for the athletes of the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District. Tryouts for basketball, wrestling, kickline and …


A year later, lessons learned from the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic reached Long Island a year ago next week, at first bringing a handful of cases before it dug in and exploded, wreaking havoc.

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.


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.


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.