Police: Dina Lohan arrested in North Merrick for DWI, leaving the scene of an accident

North Merrick resident Dina Lohan was arrested Saturday for driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a car accident, Nassau police said. 

Clavin, Town of Hempstead board sworn in

Republican Town of Hempstead officials celebrated at Town Hall on Jan. 7 as newly minted Supervisor Donald X. Clavin and the three of the town’s five council members took the oath of office. Former Supervisor Kate Murray was also sworn as town clerk, and Jeanine Driscoll stepped into Clavin’s previous position as receiver of taxes.

Laura Gillen: ‘I wouldn’t change a thing’

When Laura Gillen refused to concede in the race for her re-election to the highest seat in the Town of Hempstead, few were surprised. Much like her first term as supervisor, Gillen, a Democrat from …

Hoping for a return of the Bellmore Historical Society

Many of Bellmore’s surrounding hamlets and villages — Merrick, Freeport, Seaford, Wantagh and more — have historical societies or groups that help preserve the area’s past. So …

Police cordon off south Merrick streets after armed burglary

Nassau County police blockaded Beach Drive between Ann and Alexis roads in south Merrick Tuesday night, two men, at least one of whom was armed, attempted to burglarize a home there.

Merrick’s JWV wants to help veterans get their benefits

It has become a major mission of Jewish War Veterans Post 652 Commander Gary Glick to help his fellow veterans receive the benefits they are entitled to. Their meeting scheduled for Feb. 16 at the …

People of the Year

Determined dads give community a place to play

Years before Wynsum Avenue Park received its long-awaited playground, Jenna Field, who was 4 at the time, eyed the vacant lot in Merrick, perplexed as to where the slides and swings were. She was …

Herald Neighbors

Pirates shine in ‘Mr. Mepham’ pageant

The Mepham High School community packed the auditorium on Dec. 9 for the highly anticipated 11th annual “Mr. Mepham” pageant, which pitted nine student contestants in a friendly battle of wit, brains and talent to compete for the coveted title.


In 2020, resolve to live sustainably

A new year brings new promises, an opportunity for a fresh start. A chance to rid yourself of unhealthy habits and commit to doing better in the year ahead.


Hatred has no place on L.I. in 2020

New York saw a spike in hate crimes directed at the Jewish community toward the end of 2019 — during Hanukkah, of all times. It was particularly disturbing . . .

Scott Brinton

‘Ad Astra,’ an object lesson for us all

I’m sorry I missed writer-director James Gray’s sweeping sci-fi thriller “Ad Astra” — Latin for “To the Stars” — when it was in theaters last fall. I finally caught it over the holidays . . .