Calhoun graduate is a 2019 Coca-Cola Scholar

Jessica Lin, a 2019 graduate of Sanford H. Calhoun High School, has been recognized as one of the country’s most outstanding high school leaders by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, earning her a $20,000 college scholarship.

SPLASH patrols Bellmore’s waters

A team from Operation SPLASH is helping to keep Bellmore and Merrick’s waterways clean.

Pool safety highlighted in Bellmore

On the verge of public pools opening in the Town of Hempstead for the summer, the authors of “Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim” returned to the Newbridge Road Park Pool in Bellmore to promote pool safety.

Kennedy’s Levine receives $4,000 scholarship

John F. Kennedy High School graduate Jake Levine is the receiver of a $4,000 Environmental Scholarship for his research in water systems.

Mepham grad raises thousands for women in need

Instead of relaxing at the beach or binging the latest TV show this summer, Alexa Telano, 25, of North Bellmore, is dedicating her free time to making a difference in the community.


Let undocumented immigrants drive legally

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed the aptly named Green Light Law, which will allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. This isn’t a new law. If anything, it takes New York back to the more trusting years before Sept. 11, 2001.

Scott Brinton

Showing migrants compassion is never a crime

I remember an expanse of scrubland with massive saguaro cacti stretching out to a ridge in the distance. The sun was setting, and the evening light crept over the rocky outcrop before me. From behind the cacti, ragged-looking men suddenly appeared . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

Dems veer hard left, headed for a cliff

Watching the Democratic debate marathon(s) two weeks ago drove home to me just how far to the political left the Democratic Party has veered. If it keeps this up . . .

Randi Kreiss

Buggy brilliance lights up the summer sky

We’re in the warm clutch of summer, when fireflies begin their dance through the deep velvet nights of June and early July. Summer in our villages and towns has to be held close and breathed in . . .