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Since the 1960s, the annual Keep-A-Merrick Beautiful contest has challenged students at local elementary schools and Merrick Avenue Middle School to think deeply about their community and the environment. 2015 was no different. This year children crafted posters and penned essays on “The Future of Merrick and the World Finding Renewable Energy Sources.” Contest winners were announced during a joyous ceremony at Levy-Lakeside Elementary School in Merrick on June 2. more
Thanks to Wantagh Boy Scout Nicholas Pierce, more than 40 people around the world will now have a way to get from one place to another. more
Every time Kathleen Valentino has left MacArthur High School, she has found her way back. This time, however, it will be permanent, as she retired on June 30 as principal of the Levittown high school. more
Phil Kingsbury never knew Matthew Scarpati, the 19-year-old from Dix Hills who was killed while traveling the bike path along the Wantagh Parkway nearly six years ago. more
This past Sunday, after 11 years of judo training at the West Hempstead PAL dojo classroom on Hempstead Avenue, 15-year old Gianna Casini Lendino put her impressive martial arts skills to the test and was bestowed her black belt — the highest belt attainable in judo. more
Given the news of the Charleston murders, the Confederate flag and a recent study showing twice as many people have been killed by white, non-Muslim extremists in the U.S. as by radical Muslims since Sept. 11, 2001, you have to wonder where Bea Bayley gets her strength and resolve. more
The teenagers sat together on the floor of the Islamic center, some speaking lightheartedly about their experiences with religion and faith. Others were engrossed in a more serious theological discussion. more
The threat of an impending storm on Saturday night has forced Nassau County and Town officials to postpone their Fourth of July fireworks shows. more
Several dozen residents joined Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy at the New York State Department of Transportation truck yard in Freeport to demand that they remove their trucks and storage units from … more
Monique Simmon is ranked 3rd of 392 seniors in the class of 2015. She has successfully completed 11 Honors classes with a weighted grade point average of 101.891. She has also completed six AP … more
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