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In its continuing mission to reduce the unwanted dog and cat population, the Town of Hempstead has introduced its new mobile surgical van, which will be used to perform spaying and neutering procedures in different communities. more
Herald Community Newspapers staff came home from their weekend in Saratoga Springs with 14 awards, earned in the New York Press Association’s 2014 Better Newspaper Contest. more
Longtime Merrick resident Len Kirsch, whose intellectual curiosity, public messaging savvy and can-do attitude made him the ideal person to head the citizens’ committee that advocated for the North Merrick Public Library’s founding in the mid-1960s, died last month after a lengthy illness. He was 88. more
Merokean Marc Wortsman has been named Northeast Region Advisory Board president for Canine Companions for Independence, the oldest and largest nonprofit assistance dog organization in the country helping people with physical disabilities. more
The Merrick and North Merrick elementary school districts are among 117 districts across New York state that were each named as a Best Community for Music Education by the National Association for Music Merchants recently. more
The Freeport Trailer, a work-hiring center for low-wage workers and immigrants, had its most successful fundraiser to date last Sunday, according to Liz O’Shaughnessy, a Merrick resident and executive director of CoLoKi, Inc., which runs the trailer. more
Since 2007, Calhoun High School has raised more than $500,000 for childhood cancer research, according to Calhoun English teacher Peter Magnuson. The Merrick school passed the milestone on March 17 at its ninth annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser. more
The Merrick Library’s 2015-16 budget would modestly raise spending on public services, building maintenance and operating costs. If voters approve the budget on April 15, the library’s tax levy would increase 2.16 percent. more
For a while on the morning of March 21, organizers of the first One Voice, One Message 5K Run/Walk, hosted by the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District, wondered whether anyone would show. more
On March 12, Kennedy High School senior Sara Harris was sticking colored pins into black and yellow tubes that wrapped in a tangle around a long, metal dowel, supported by a square, black base. more
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