Crime Watch

N. Merrick woman charged with animal neglect

A North Merrick woman was charged with neglect of an impounded animal, and torturing or injuring animals and failure to provide sustenance, after detectives found 15 dogs living in unsanitary conditions at her home on July 12.


Measuring progress in friendships

The eighth-graders kept their voices low, despite their excitement as they rushed to the Progressive School auditorium in North Merrick last month to line up for their graduation. They whispered, …

Community News

Eagle Scout project aids school for autism

Mark Reyes, a recent graduate of Kennedy High School in Bellmore, already knew that he wanted to help brighten one special building when he prepared for his Eagle Scout project with Troop 225 last month.

N. Merrick district welcomes new superintendent

As current North Merrick Superintendent David Feller has been preparing to retire in recent months, the Board of Education searched for a new superintendent, finally appointing one at its last meeting. The board named Dr. Cynthia Seniuk to the post.

Community News

Fun for all at the Merrick Jewish Centre

The Merrick Jewish Centre recently hosted a Family Fun Day as part of its ongoing effort to bring Jewish families closer together in an old-fashioned spirit of neighborliness.

Business Beat

Pearsall Dance Centre closes after more than five decades

Normally talkative and cheerful, Bellmorite Margaret Pearsall suddenly turned quiet and sorrowful. “Don’t start,” she said. “Don’t bring that up. It’s very sad. …

Community News

It's sweet, sweet music at the golf course

When the Golden Tone Orchestra played the familiar beginning to Glenn Miller’s “In The Mood,” the crowd at the Merrick Golf Course came to life. Dancers swayed back and forth with their partners, enjoying the moment.