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Part four in a series. More than 50 years ago, racial tensions in the Malverne School District peaked. Prejudice divided the local community as hostilities mounted. Today, however, the district is … more
Following a season full of victories, the Bellmore-Merrick Lady Sharks continued their momentum at the Nassau County Girls’ Swimming and Diving Championships on Nov. 9. The squad finished second behind Garden City High School, their conference rival. more
Finishing a 5K in less than 20 minutes can be hard to accomplish, especially at the high school level, but in the case of sisters Marissa and Maya Spottiswood, of south Merrick, they have already acquitted themselves as experienced runners. more
Washington mainstay Peter King, representing New York’s Second Congressional District, announced Monday that he will not seek a 15th term. more
The Mepham Pirates beat the Sewanhaka High School Indians with a score of 14-7 at their Homecoming game on Sept. 28, but excitement was not only felt on the field. As a culmination of spirit week at … more
There is no shortage of siblings in the National Football League, and in rare situations, a set of twins may play for the same pro team — Shaquill and Shaquem Griffin, of the Seattle Seahawks, … more
When her second grade class at Birch Elementary School was asked to write a letter to someone they admired, Isabella Aletrakis immediately knew whom she would address her letter to. “Someone … more
When Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead opened as the Mary Louis Academy Annex in 1949, the school had 58 students. Seventy years later, the all-girls school has a student body of more than 850. While … more
Last weekend, the Merrick Chamber of Commerce celebrated the changing colors, crisp air and flavors of fall with its annual Fall Festival, where visitors enjoyed local vendors, fair rides and street … more
Fifteen seniors from the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District will trade their pencils for power tools this year, as the district launches its new electrical training program for students who want to pursue careers in the trade industry. more
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