SPLASH patrols Bellmore’s waters

A team from Operation SPLASH is helping to keep Bellmore and Merrick’s waterways clean.

Hundreds run for Independence Day marathon

The fierce summer sun on July 4 did not stop hundreds of Long Island runners from participating in the Bellmore Independence Day marathon — the second largest in the event’s history.

Kennedy’s Levine receives $4,000 scholarship

John F. Kennedy High School graduate Jake Levine is the receiver of a $4,000 Environmental Scholarship for his research in water systems.

Mepham grad raises thousands for women in need

Instead of relaxing at the beach or binging the latest TV show this summer, Alexa Telano, 25, of North Bellmore, is dedicating her free time to making a difference in the community.

Bellmore and Merrick haven’t seen the last of Cajun cuisine

It’s been a rough year for Bellmore-Merrick’s Cajun restaurants. Last November, The Bayou in North Bellmore closed its doors after 32 years, followed by R.S. Jones closing in April. Within five months, the community felt a large hole in their local restaurant scene. But when one chapter closes, another one opens.

North Merrick school pilots Google technology

The Old Mill Road Elementary School in the North Merrick School District was selected to be one of the first schools to participate in the Google Expedition Pioneers Program and pilot augmented …

North Merrick thanks its Board of Education

The North Merrick School District thanked the Board of Education – President Wendy Gargiulo, Vice President John Pinto, and Trustees Edward Corona, Steve Enella, Jennifer Hyland, Tracey Miller, and Todd Ransom – at the November 14th Board of Education meeting as part of School Board Recognition Week.


Let undocumented immigrants drive legally

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed the aptly named Green Light Law, which will allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. This isn’t a new law. If anything, it takes New York back to the more trusting years before Sept. 11, 2001.

Scott Brinton

We made it to the moon and back. Now what?

The decisive moment came on July 21, 1969, according to NASA’s flight log. The Apollo 11 lunar module . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

Dems veer hard left, headed for a cliff

Watching the Democratic debate marathon(s) two weeks ago drove home to me just how far to the political left the Democratic Party has veered. If it keeps this up . . .

Randi Kreiss

Buggy brilliance lights up the summer sky

We’re in the warm clutch of summer, when fireflies begin their dance through the deep velvet nights of June and early July. Summer in our villages and towns has to be held close and breathed in . . .