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It’s the holiday season — we’re supposed to feel happy! So, when we get a case of the holiday blues, we think, “there must be something wrong with me.” more
The Rev. John Barres, bishop of Allentown, Pa., has been appointed the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s new bishop, according to a notice posted on the diocese’s website this morning. Pope Francis made the appointment. more
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano announced Thursday that the 20th annual Long Island International Film Expo — the longest running film festival in Nassau County — is now accepting submissions. more
While the Nassau Interim Finance Authority made headlines last week when it rejected the county’s proposed 2017 budget, the control board also issued a new directive to the county: provide comprehensive copies of all the county’s labor union contracts or risk NIFA not approving any new agreements with public employee unions. more
Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino met with representatives of the League of Women Voters of Nassau County and addressed their questions and concerns about diverse issues during a Dec. 1 … more
Nonprofit social-service agencies like the Five Towns Community Center were facing steep funding cuts by Nassau County as late as Monday night. more
A Merrick man has filed a complaint with Internal Affairs at the Nassau County Police Department, alleging he was beaten by an officer last weekend while trying to see his dying mother in the hospital. more
Merrick School District voters on Tuesday approved the borrowing of $19.8 million to pay for district-wide school improvements, including a 5,800 square-foot addition to Chatterton Elementary. more
Although fake news is a big issue for today’s media, particularly in the aftermath of the presidential campaign, it has been a problem in the journalism world for more than 100 years. “There are records of fake news going back as far as Lincoln that were used to [try to] derail his election,” said Dr. Cliff Jernigan, an associate professor and chairman of Hofstra University’s Department of Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations. more
On Dec. 6, Merrick voters will have the final say on whether to borrow $19.9 million toward a number of major repairs and renovations at district schools. more
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