Santino touts sound fiscal management in ‘State of the Town’ speech

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.

Merokean-owned company hosts its first national conference

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.

Bedroom goes up in flames in Merrick

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.

Merrick remembers, 16 years later

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.

Merrick, N. Merrick students bound into a new school year

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.

The Principal’s Office: What’s the principalship really like? Part two of two

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.


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