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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
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
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-year-old Nicholas Carrano is heading back to elementary school. This time, however, Carrano will return to Park Avenue Elementary School as a Boy … 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
Washington mainstay Peter King, representing New York’s Second Congressional District, announced Monday that he will not seek a 15th term. 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
State Sen. John Brooks recently sponsored a bill that could reshape the way Long Island’s public schools are funded. more
Town of Hempstead Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin called on County Comptroller Jack Schnirman to resign on Tuesday amid an investigation into a “payout scandal” in Long Beach that Clavin … more
Prepared with the skills she had learned as a vocal performance major at NYU Steinhardt, Mara Friedman, of Merrick, decided to go on an audition. In May, right after she graduated, Friedman submitted her résumé and headshot to be considered for Broadway Rising Stars’ annual concert. After an initial audition of her classical repertoire and a callback a week later, she was asked to sing alongside 17 other recent college graduates at the concert on July 22. more
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