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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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All three Bellmore-Merrick high schools were named to The Daily Beast’s “Top High Schools of 2014” national ranking, Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District officials said … more
The Merrick Board of Education on Sept. 9 approved school tax exemptions for local veterans, ending months of rancor that followed the board’s choice last winter to miss a deadline to pass the exemptions for the 2014-15 school year. more
Merrick lost 24 of its sons and daughters in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Thirteen years later, their families, friends and community members continue to remember the lives they lived and mourn their loss. more
Buying a home is more than just making a purchase — it’s one of the most important decisions in a person’s life. Owning a home can be a source of comfort, pride, security and stability. But … more
Mari Titterton is a nurse by profession, and every year she renews her certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator. Her years of preparation proved crucial on the afternoon of Sept. 11. more
Rain shut down the 24th annual Merrick Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival in the middle of the afternoon last Saturday. By Sunday morning, however, the rainclouds had moved northeast and the sun came out, offering a perfect day of family fun up and down Merrick Avenue, from the Long Island Rail Road station to the famed southwestern eatery R.S. Jones, at the corner of Loines Avenue. more
With the summer winding down, so is work on the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District’s three new artificial-turf athletic fields at Calhoun, Kennedy and Mepham high schools. The fields passed their final “bounce test” and were certified playable on Sept. 9, according to Saul Lerner, the Central District's athletics director. more
Nassau County started video enforcement of school speed zones at 20 sites across the county, including two in the Bellmore-Merrick area, during the first week of September, when school began. Eventually, Nassau officials say they will install 56 cameras across the county. more
The message is simple –– Keep two eyes on the road, two hands on the wheel. Sadly, however, it’s too often ignored by teen drivers, with tragic consequences. Last year the State Farm insurance company began its “Celebrate My Drive” campaign to telegraph such messages to young people. Now the Bellmore-Merrick Community Parent Center is urging students from the Central District’s five schools to join in the effort. more
Kevin Vaughan, a Marine corporal who was wounded in Afghanistan and received a hero’s welcome when he returned home to North Merrick in 2012, will now receive a free house, courtesy of Building Homes for Heroes. more
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