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For the second time, Democrat Mike Reid, of Merrick, is challenging longtime incumbent Republican Assemblyman Dave McDonough, also of Merrick, for his 14th District seat. The Herald asked both … more
Two books on the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks — Nora Raleigh Baskin’s “Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story” and Gae Polisner’s “The Memory of Things” — offer young readers a glimpse into that day, before they were born. On Sept. 14, Baskin visited Merrick Avenue Middle School, while Polisner visited Calhoun High School to speak to students on the importance of that day. more
With a sigh, 11-year-old Julianna Grote clicked the lighter and touched the flame to her book, watching quietly as a few pages went up in flames. Then she dropped it in the fire pit to let it … more
Graduates of Mepham High School were reminded on June 24 of the impact they have already made on their own community, and urged to continue to impact the people in their lives. more
The John F. Kennedy High School Class of 2018 looked to the future, while memorializing the past, at the June 24 commencement ceremony at NYCB Theatre in Westbury. more
North Bellmore School District officials on June 19 will present voters with a budget that contains $75,000 less spending than the one that failed to pass at the district’s May 15 regular election. more
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. more
In the Bellmore School District, the distinction of being named a Lighthouse District by the national consulting organization Franklincovey amounts to more than just a title — it’s a way of life for students. more
The Merrick and North Merrick school districts both feature competitive Board of Education races this year, with three incumbents and one challenger vying for three seats in Merrick, and two incumbents facing two challengers in North Merrick. more
In the North Bellmore School District this year, two incumbents have joined forces to oppose two challengers in an at-large Board of Education election, in which the two candidates who win the most votes will take two open seats. In Bellmore, meanwhile, two incumbents are running unopposed for another term. more
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