Marion Blane, of Bellmore, grew up as an only child. She described her childhood as “golden,” spending 24 hours a day, seven days a week with her parents. As a youngster, she helped them run a cosmetics business in Levittown, and continued doing so for more than 30 years. And, she said, she never once sensed anything amiss in her relationship with her parents — until she became pregnant at 20.
It’s a new year for the Bellmore Fire Department, and the operating chiefs have changed once again. Peter C. Schmalenberger was sworn in as chief of the department at the group’s annual installation dinner at the Hyatt Regency last month. Also installed were 1st Assistant Chief Michael Irving and 2nd Assistant Chief Joseph Ancona.
Nassau County police arrested a North Merrick couple — one former New York City Police Department officer and one teacher's assistant — at their home, near the Brookside school building on Tuesday, with hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash as well as opioid pills stashed away.
From inside the Cradle of Aviation’s Planetarium Theater, Stott, a veteran NASA astronaut, launched the imaginations of dozens of female students to the stars. In celebration of Women’s History Month, a panel on Monday encouraged the young women to pursue science, technology, engineering and math careers.
Officials from the Nassau County Department of Health warned the public on Friday of a confirmed case of Hepatitis A in a food handler who worked at the 7-Eleven at 1555 Jerusalem Ave. in Merrick.
Baseball has enriched and defined most of Zach Goldstein’s life. Some of his earliest recollections are of playing on the dirt fields near his Merrick home, he said. Now the 25-year-old is pitching the sport to youths both at home and abroad, hoping to spread the lessons he has learned along the way.
The mood in Ward’s Delicatessen was somber on Feb. 23. Despite efforts to overcome financial troubles, owner Craig Jeffrey — with a team he describes as family — had to close the doors on the Merrick staple.
For his Hofstra University study abroad program, Gurkamal Dadra could have chosen one of the many typically sought-after destinations — bustling cities such as Paris, Madrid or Rome. Instead, he will spend a semester in the Central Asian country Kyrgyzstan.
Elaine Gross, president of ERASE Racism, wants to end racial injustice and inequity on Long Island. To tackle the problem in schools, the activist group enlisted a panel of nine concerned students — including two from the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District.
Letter to the Editor
New York, along with the rest of the nation, is in the middle of a deadly opioid epidemic. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the average life expectancy of Americans continued a three-year decline driven by deaths from overdoses. The rate of overdose deaths involving opioids other than methadone increased by 45 percent from 2016 to 2017.
As New York Democrats look ahead to two years of majority control of the State Senate — and the Assembly and the governor’s mansion — they should also remember the past and learn from their predecessors’ mistakes.
The operative word above is “think,” because no parent can ever know his or her child, especially during the firestorm known as adolescence.
We aren’t so much leaping into the New Year as we are fleeing the old one.
Vaping gets its name from the cloud of water vapor that e-cigarettes produce, and it has become wildly popular among teenagers who believe it’s harmless. It’s not. In fact . . .