At Carefree Racquet Club, tennis is an international affair. Six of the top players who practice at the Merrick club recently captured a national title at the 2019 U.S. Tennis Association League National Championships, and only two are native to the Island. The others are from England, Venezuela, Ukraine and France.
Before Mark Nuccio, of Bellmore, became the treasurer of the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, he exhibited his artwork there in 1982. The paintings, he explained, evoked Long Island’s bird life, the heritage of its indigenous people and Whitman himself.
American Water Works Co. announced in a release Wednesday that it would sell its New York operation to Liberty Utilities for $608 million cash. The deal follows years-long criticism from Nassau County ratepayers, lawmakers and watchdog groups that have questioned the private company’s rate structure, water service and infrastructure management.
For every Thanksgiving for as long as she can remember, Hailey Arnell, 11, of North Bellmore, has watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade at home in her pajamas with her younger sister, Nikki. But this year, that tradition will be broken. Instead of watching the parade on TV, Hailey will be a part of the action.
The food industry on Long Island can be repetitious, often inundated with restaurants serving similar menus. Tejan Arora, a law school graduate from East Meadow, wanted to diversify the area’s food offerings. Enter Street to Table, a new restaurant on Merrick Road in Merrick that turns street eats into crowd-pleasing favorites.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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 . . .
"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.
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.