It was supposed to be a simple troop and supply transport. Jim Carlina, a young military soldier at the time, was in a helicopter hauling several tons of water to a landing zone in war-torn Vietnam. The mission went awry when engine fires caused a crash landing. Carlina would never forget the dizzying, life-changing experiences that followed.
American Legion Post 1282 held its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11 at Veterans Memorial Park in Merrick to salute those in the community who have answered the call to service.Auxiliary Unit …
Sanford H. Calhoun High School’s Senior Day celebration on Nov. 2 had more than one meaning, as veterans from the Bellmore-Merrick area were honored with a veterans’ salute during …
Following a season full of victories, the Bellmore-Merrick Lady Sharks continued their momentum at the Nassau County Girls’ Swimming and Diving Championships on Nov. 9. The squad finished second behind Garden City High School, their conference rival.
Finishing a 5K in less than 20 minutes can be hard to accomplish, especially at the high school level, but in the case of sisters Marissa and Maya Spottiswood, of south Merrick, they have already acquitted themselves as experienced runners.
Washington mainstay Peter King, who represents New York’s 2nd Congressional District, announced Monday that he would not seek a 15th term in the House of Representatives. The 75-year-old Seaford …
Nearly two years after she filed a sex discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Capitol Police, which protect Congress, Bellmorite Chris Sourgoutsis is getting her day in court. Sourgoutsis, 35, filed …
For eight days, the Rev. Moira Ahearne, of Merrick’s Community Presbyterian Church, saw for herself the trials and tribulations that asylum-seekers face daily at the U.S.-Mexico border. She ate homemade tortillas alongside migrants at a resource center in Agua Prieta, Mexico, toured overcrowded tent cities rife with misery and felt the eerie, omnipresent eyes of the drug cartels that control the area watching her.
Residents in the Merrick, Lynbrook and Sea Cliff water districts found a letter from New York American Water in their mailboxes during the final week of October, and it was not a water bill. It was a …
The greatest long-term threat to Nassau County may not be property taxes. It’s likely the climate crisis. That’s why we were surprised that the county hasn’t signed the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Climate Smart Communities Pledge.
The Nassau County Council of Chambers of Commerce hosted its 35th annual Businessperson of the Year and Legislative Breakfast on Oct. 18, and 36 small-business owners were recognized for the contributions they make to their communities.
Almost before I was out of my doctor’s office, an email popped up on my phone asking me to take a brief survey, prodding and probing my experience, taking the vitals of my medical encounter.
Veterans Day is our opportunity to publicly recognize and express our appreciation for those who have served in the nation’s armed forces. It is the day that evolved from Armistice Day . . .
"I’m going trick-or-treating with Freddy Brown this Halloween dressed as Chucky.” I said this to my mom as I left my therapist’s office at the Bio Behavioral Institute in Great Neck.
When government officials promote their programs, they attach a cost to them, and in many cases the numbers and the claims don’t add up. We call it fuzzy math.