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An East Rockaway resident was arrested on June 30 and charged with making purchases with a debit card that she allegedly stole at Lakeside Elementary School in Merrick, where she works as a teacher. … more
State Sen. John Brooks recently sponsored a bill that could reshape the way Long Island’s public schools are funded. more
Nearly three years have passed, but the Nassau County Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study to examine, in part, if storm gates can be installed at the Jones and East Rockaway inlets, will require more time, according to Scott Sanderson, section chief of coastal planning for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District. more
“To get them to socialize more, I said, ‘Let’s put on a play,’” said Kathy Brickmeier, a paraprofessional at Sanford H. Calhoun High School who works with special-education students. When they discovered that there was no availability in Calhoun’s auditorium, however, the concept shifted and blossomed into something bigger. more
The Merrick Board of Education passed an emergency resolution to remove and replace the flooring in Norman J. Levy Lakeside School’s Cubs Cave, after elevated levels of mercury vapor were detected and state senators called for action. more
On May 30, a bill that would ban flooring with mercury in it — such as the ones found in the Cubs Cave at Norman J. Levy Lakeside Elementary School in Merrick — and would set state standards for … more
The Kiwanis Club of Merrick gave special praise to one graduating senior from each of the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District schools. The May 14 dinner was the club’s 52nd annual Student … more
Pat Christy started teaching in upstate New York in September 1948, with a starting salary of $2,400 a year. Later, she said, she moved closer to her friends and family on Long Island to teach phys. … more
Regardless of what Mark Steinberg taught in his science classes, he hopes his students left with a lasting, positive feeling. He affectionately refers to his classroom as “Steinberg’s World,” … more
After 15 years with the North Bellmore School District, teacher Jean Patterson, had the most special day of her career on May 13, when a student nominated her for the Applebee’s Above and BEEyond … more
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