Politics

Santino touts sound fiscal management in ‘State of the Town’ speech

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino boasted on Wednesday of the town’s achievements since he took office 20 months ago, at a news conference he called his “State of the Town” address.

Chabad Center in Merrick unveils new Torah scroll

In the Jewish faith, a new Torah can only be drafted and deemed kosher if every member of a community contributes, according to Rabbi Shimon Kramer of the Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Merrick.

Anti-drug coalition plots course for new school year

“We’re very lucky to be part of a school district that recognizes that there is a problem,” said Eric Caballero, an administrator in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District, and co-chair of the Bellmore-Merrick Community Coalition.

Feds: No leak to press in Merrick doctor’s opioid case

Federal prosecutors last week asked a judge to deny a Merrick doctor’s motion to dismiss the charges that he illegally prescribed opioid pain medications, also refuting the accusation that they leaked information to the press to prejudice the case.

Local Allstate owner honored

As a business leader and involved citizen in the Merrick area, Allstate exclusive agency owner Salvatore Ferrante, of Salvatore Ferrante Agency, has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2017.

The Principal’s Office: What’s the principalship really like? Part two of two

As I explained in the previous column, I came across some notes I wrote eons ago when I was interviewed by a college class and asked what it was really like to be a principal. I boiled the job down into ten responsibilities. Last time, I detailed the first five: “most important,” “most surprising,” “most necessary,” “most boring” and “most challenging.” In this second installment, I will discuss the final five.

Calhoun off trip to finals

Adapting under new head coach James Raucci last season, Calhoun coalesced at an opportune moment, surging through the playoffs into the Nassau Class AA girls' soccer final – where, at last, forward Annie Coogan's solitary goal was not enough to counter eventual Long Island champion Massapequa, as Calhoun reached the end of the line in a 5-1 loss.

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