Merrick’s youth ‘rake’ a difference

With clean-up tools in hand, Merrick’s youth gathered at Cammanns Pond Park on Nov. 10 for the South Merrick Community Civic Association’s Youth Club’s first group outing. More than 20 children participated by raking leaves and planting fresh, winter-friendly greens.

Baldwin man pleads guilty after crash that killed Merrick minister

A Baldwin man pleaded guilty on Nov. 15 to driving while high on drugs and causing a crash that killed a Merrick minister in April, Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced.

Merrick veteran reconnects with his savior

It was supposed to be a simple troop and supply transport. Jim Carlina, a young military soldier at the time, was in a helicopter hauling several tons of water to a landing zone in war-torn Vietnam. The mission went awry when engine fires caused a crash landing. Carlina would never forget the dizzying, life-changing experiences that followed.

Sisters set new school record for Bellmore-JFK Cross Country

Finishing a 5K in less than 20 minutes can be hard to accomplish, especially at the high school level, but in the case of sisters Marissa and Maya Spottiswood, of south Merrick, they have already acquitted themselves as experienced runners.

Merricks honor 'the exceptional and the extraordinary'

American Legion Post 1282 held its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11 at Veterans Memorial Park in Merrick to salute those in the community who have answered the call to service.Auxiliary Unit …


Nassau should take the Climate Smart Pledge

The greatest long-term threat to Nassau County may not be property taxes. It’s likely the climate crisis. That’s why we were surprised that the county hasn’t signed the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Climate Smart Communities Pledge.


Shop locally to preserve our downtowns

The Nassau County Council of Chambers of Commerce hosted its 35th annual Businessperson of the Year and Legislative Breakfast on Oct. 18, and 36 small-business owners were recognized for the contributions they make to their communities.

Randi Kreiss

The family survey: Proceed at your own risk

Almost before I was out of my doctor’s office, an email popped up on my phone asking me to take a brief survey, prodding and probing my experience, taking the vitals of my medical encounter.


To those who have borne the battle, we owe honor

Veterans Day is our opportunity to publicly recognize and express our appreciation for those who have served in the nation’s armed forces. It is the day that evolved from Armistice Day . . .


Making room for mental health in schools

"I’m going trick-or-treating with Freddy Brown this Halloween dressed as Chucky.” I said this to my mom as I left my therapist’s office at the Bio Behavioral Institute in Great Neck.

Jerry Kremer

Show us the money

When government officials promote their programs, they attach a cost to them, and in many cases the numbers and the claims don’t add up. We call it fuzzy math.