Chamber awards scholarships to five Merokean students

On June 7, the Merrick Chamber of Commerce presented five outstanding students from the Central High School District with $1,000 scholarships toward their higher education.


Police: Intoxicated woman attacks officers in Merrick

A Central Islip woman was arrested Saturday night after allegedly assaulting a police officer at a Merrick Hotel.

Kennedy alumnus nominated for state’s highest court

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday nominated Justice Paul Feinman, a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School and openly gay associate justice at the State Supreme Court, to serve as an associate judge on the state Court of Appeals.

Senior writers share their work in Merrick

David Stayer read from a short story about a blind day as he ran his fingers over the Braille in which he wrote it. A Merrick resident of 45 years, he was one of many who shared their work with the members of the Merrick Senior Center’s Creative Writing Workshop at its June 7 showcase.

Smart Growth Awards honor L.I. visionaries

Richard and Lisa Schary, founders of the Friends of Massapequa Preserve, stood at the entrance of the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on Friday, eager to find John Cameron, of Rockville Centre, …

Give your child a great baseball experience

Valbrook Baseball Camp is designed for aspiring baseball players from ages five through 14 who are looking to improve their skills, learn more about the game and, above all, have fun. This summer, four one-week sessions will take place in three locations.

The Principal’s Office

n the previous column, I discussed the way schools used to operate: Teachers entered their classrooms at the beginning of the day, and except for lunch, didn’t surface until the end. There was minimal contact among colleagues. We’ve come a long way since then!

Merokean Henrietta Hochberg dead

After a long battle with dementia, longtime Merrick resident Henrietta “Hetty” Hochberg, daughter of the late Esther and Lewis Solomons, owners of Dawn’s Beauty Salon, died on Feb. 13.



    Thursday, June 22

    Singles Association of Long Island, ages 25 plus. Social gathering afterwards at the Omega Diner, 1809 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park. All bowling events will be held on the last Saturday of the month except July, August, and October.

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