Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran soundly defeated her opponent, County Comptroller George Maragos, when the dust settled on Tuesday’s Democratic Primary for county executive.
The hundreds of people streaming into Point Lookout Park on Monday morning for a ceremony to dedicate the Town of Hempstead’s permanent 9/11 memorial passed through an arch at the front entrance, formed by two fire engines’ tower ladders and a massive American flag. The Point Lookout-Lido Fire Department erected the arch.
Jennie Rabinowitz, a graduate of Calhoun High School who has been living on St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, for the past five years, said that she was among the fortunate ones to weather Hurricane Irma’s wrath from the safety of a bunker when the storm struck the island last week.
As the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Merrick prepares to build a two-story cultural center for religious and educational uses, residents are preparing to take the Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals to court in an effort to repeal its decision to allow the expansion.
Magicians performing sword tricks, a meet-and-greet with a Merrick Kiwanian’s reptilian friend and mascots dressed as giant emojis were some of the wonders of this year’s Merrick Fall Festival and Street Fair, hosted by the Merrick Chamber of Commerce last weekend.
Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino boasted on Wednesday of the town’s achievements since he took office 20 months ago, at a news conference he called his “State of the Town” address.
What Women Want, a female-oriented networking organization with 20 chapters across the country, will be holding its first national conference, Spirit of Women, from Oct. 7-8 in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Merrick Fire Department responded to a fire that tore through a bedroom in a house on Bayview Street, off of Merrick Road in Merrick. All occupants self-evacuated with their two pet birds, sustaining no injuries.
As the sun set on the Merrick firefighters’ memorial, at the corner of Merrick Avenue and Sunrise Highway, on Monday, the community came together in a yearly remembrance of those who were lost on Sept. 11, 2001.
The Merrick School District opened its doors to students for the start of the 2017-18 school year on Sept. 5. Despite a few tears and opening day jitters expressed by some kindergartners, teachers were mostly greeted with smiling faces as students entered Birch, Chatterton and Levy Lakeside elementary schools eager to meet their new teachers and get started.
As I explained in the previous column, I came across some notes I wrote eons ago when I was interviewed by a college class and asked what it was really like to be a principal. I boiled the job down into ten responsibilities. Last time, I detailed the first five: “most important,” “most surprising,” “most necessary,” “most boring” and “most challenging.” In this second installment, I will discuss the final five.
This family-friendly annual event benefiting Nassau Hook & Ladder Company No. 1 features favorite fair food, carnival games and midway rides for all ages, from whimsical kiddie rides to state-of-the-art thrill rides. Carnival admission is …