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New York Islanders players visited 10 Nassau County elementary schools on Nov. 19, greeting their youngest fans and offering words of advice and encouragement. North Merrick’s Old Mill Road School, it seemed, got the first draft pick. more
Just two years ago, Lexie Tillman was a sprinter who was afraid to run longer distances. She recently finished the cross-country season as Kennedy High School’s best female runner, speeding past hundreds of Nassau County girls to win four races this fall at Bethpage State Park. more
Workers for Hogan Plumbing and Heating, Inc. struck a natural gas pipe behind Merrick Shopping Center on Friday afternoon, according to Don Hogan, the company’s owner. At least eight National Grid vehicles responded to the scene, and the Nassau County Police Department temporarily shut down an adjacent block of Merrick Road, but officials quickly determined that there was no danger. more
The Bellmore-based Guardian Brain Foundation honored Merokean Douglas Mills at its Purple Passion Ball, held at The Carltun in East Meadow on Nov. 7. more
Mepham High School students came ready for an evening of good-natured competition at the sixth annual Battle of the Classes at the Brookside School on Nov. 12. more
The local Jewish community is expanding at a rapid pace. In fact, the United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York found that 7,900 Jews moved to Merrick, Bellmore, East … more
“How are you doing so far?” Hempstead Town Councilman Gary Hudes bellowed, addressing Peter Palazzo’s class at Calhoun High School on a recent Thursday. “Outstanding!” senior Spencer Kaufman replied. more
The train trip still haunts Evelyn Pike Rubin more than 75 years later. It was the winter of 1939. Pike Rubin, an only child who was 8½ at the time, was steaming from Breslau, in Nazi Germany, to Naples, Italy, where she was to board a cruise ship, the Hakusaki Maru, bound for Japanese-occupied Shanghai. more
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray cited famed singer Perry Como when announcing the start of a free pet adoption program at the town’s animal shelter: “There’s no place like home for the holidays.” more
Local choral groups will herald the start of the holiday season during the Merrick Brotherhood Council’s Thanksgiving Festival of Music on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Calhoun High School. more
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