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Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford and Town of Hempstead Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin called on County Comptroller Jack Schnirman to resign on Tuesday, saying that he was overpaid for sick and … more
Editor’s note: Devin Johnson, one of 10 participants in Hofstra University’s Summer High School Journalism Institute, is a rising junior at Elmont Memorial High School. The following … more
Prepared with the skills she had learned as a vocal performance major at NYU Steinhardt, Mara Friedman, of Merrick, decided to go on an audition. In May, right after she graduated, Friedman submitted her résumé and headshot to be considered for Broadway Rising Stars’ annual concert. After an initial audition of her classical repertoire and a callback a week later, she was asked to sing alongside 17 other recent college graduates at the concert on July 22. more
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran responded on Monday to the proposed “Assessment Bill of Rights” put forth last week by Republicans in the County Legislature, calling it an … more
Fifteen-year-old Nicholas Carrano is heading back to elementary school. This time, however, Carrano will return to Park Avenue Elementary School as a Boy … more
An East Rockaway resident was arrested on June 30 and charged with making purchases with a debit card that she allegedly stole at Lakeside Elementary School in Merrick, where she works as a teacher. … more
State Sen. John Brooks recently sponsored a bill that could reshape the way Long Island’s public schools are funded. more
Nearly three years have passed, but the Nassau County Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study to examine, in part, if storm gates can be installed at the Jones and East Rockaway inlets, will require more time, according to Scott Sanderson, section chief of coastal planning for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District. more
“To get them to socialize more, I said, ‘Let’s put on a play,’” said Kathy Brickmeier, a paraprofessional at Sanford H. Calhoun High School who works with special-education students. When they discovered that there was no availability in Calhoun’s auditorium, however, the concept shifted and blossomed into something bigger. more
The Merrick Board of Education passed an emergency resolution to remove and replace the flooring in Norman J. Levy Lakeside School’s Cubs Cave, after elevated levels of mercury vapor were detected and state senators called for action. more
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