Strawberry Festival delights all ages

Once again, the Bellmore Kiwanis’ and Lions’ festival celebrating tiny red sweets was a hit.

Meadowbrook Alternative Program principal honored with BOCES award

Susan Ellinghaus, principal of the Meadowbrook Alternative Program in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District, was recently lauded as one of the most devoted supporters of public education …

Artists excel in Merrick

During their May meeting, the Merrick Board of Education and administration honored the district’s nine students who were selected for this year’s Nassau County All-County Art Exhibit held at …

Baldwin sees worst of crossing guard shortage

There are certain days when all uniformed police officers in the Nassau County Police Department’s Baldwin-based 1st Precinct are unable to respond to crimes for several hours, according to the …

‘The music is my company’

Baldwinite Vincent “Bobby” Ferrari has a difficult time hearing those who are talking right in front of him — the 99-year-old often has to ask people to raise their voices, or repeat …

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.


Show your support for Pride Month in June

A crowd of parents and children sat in the East Meadow Public Library, eagerly waiting for the start of Saturday-morning Story Time. The guest reader was Bella Noche, whom many in Manhattan know as a “drag mermaid” for her nautical-themed outfits.

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 . . .

Randi Kreiss

One year later, heading to the hills again

As a child of the Rockaways, I have always thrived on salt air. I had sand in my shoes from the time I could walk, and the rhythm of the waves somehow syncs with my heart. For us Long Islanders . . .

Jerry Kremer

Today’s graduates, hungry like the Yankees

Whether we like it or not, our political system and our erratic president are wearing us down on a daily basis, so it’s worthwhile to switch to a completely different topic. At this time of year, I favor discussing college graduations and the Yankees.