Ken Abbott gestured with his hands as he emphasized the importance of being an organ donor. New York state has among the country’s lowest donation consent rates, according to the American Journal of Transplantation, he said, and he finds that statistic distressing.
The Jerusalem Avenue school building will no longer be in the hands of the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District, after voters countywide overwhelmingly supported Nassau BOCES’ purchase of the building for $12 million last week.
Alex Gamelin, an ice dancer who grew up in North Merrick and trained in Bellmore, has dreamed of competing in the Winter Olympics since he and his sister, Danielle, first strapped on skates at age 7, according to his father, Lee.
Frank and Peggy Gilroy, of North Bellmore, had just received their son Matt’s credentials for the 2018 Winter Olympics in the mail on Tuesday. “You look at it and it’s pretty unbelievable,” Frank said.
Although progress has been slow, the North Bellmore Public Library Board of Trustees has reached another milestone in the long-awaited library expansion project, which has been in the preparatory phase for three years, by awarding four key construction bids.
The North Bellmore School District provides transportation for students who are residents of the district in grades K-3 living a distance greater than a half mile up to 15 miles and grades 4-6 living a distance greater than one mile up to 15 miles from the schools they attend.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s contributions to the civil rights movement were the subject of several reading and writing assignments at John Dinkelmeyer Elementary School in the North Bellmore School District.
Merrick Cub Scout Pack 206 gathered at the Methodist Church of Merrick on Sunday to build and race Pinewood Derby cars, or small wooden cars, for a chance to compete in a regional competition.
Two John F. Kennedy High School students have been selected as Regeneron Science Scholars.
Hundreds of Bellmorites took to the polls on Dec. 12 to elect fire commissioners of the Bellmore and North Bellmore fire districts.
Brett Pollan, of Bellmore, has been named senior project manager at TripleCare, a national provider of telemedicine-based healthcare services to skilled nursing facilities.
New York City wants Long Island’s water. We shouldn’t give it to the city, period. Here’s the thing: If granted state approval, the city could just take it.
If you hang around Congress these days or happen to visit the White House, there are three words that you dare not utter. One is “obstruction,” another is “collusion” and, for some unexplained and sad reason, the latest dirty word in the Republican-controlled House and Senate is “immigrant.”
The mad dash is on in Washington to enact a tax bill, and at the same time to pass a funding bill to keep the U.S. government open and functioning into the new year. How did we come to such a scrambled situation, in which these major issues are backed up against the clock ticking down toward 2018? As the saying goes, timing is everything.
“Grandma ate rat poison.” That was the text my sister sent to her son. Anguished, he thought of his sick grandmother, who was living alone in Lynbrook. He ran for his car and called my sister on the way.