BREAKING NEWS: Central budget passed, new trustees in North Merrick


Drag revue to benefit Pride for Youth in Bellmore

In 1993, organizers at the Long Island Crisis Center created Pride for Youth, a safe space for LGBTQ youth in Suburban Long Island and Queens to discover and express themselves, and find judgment-free sources of sexual and mental health care.

Robotics, cyber teams at JFK are building the future

In Room 200 of John F. Kennedy High School on March 20, after the day’s closing bell, close to 30 students were still hard at work.

Merrick gas main project underway

National Grid officials announced last week that a major gas main replacement project was expected to begin on April 1, affecting parking and traffic on a number of roads in Merrick during business hours.

Finding the family she didn't know she lost

Marion Blane, of Bellmore, grew up as an only child. She described her childhood as “golden,” spending 24 hours a day, seven days a week with her parents. As a youngster, she helped them run a cosmetics business in Levittown, and continued doing so for more than 30 years. And, she said, she never once sensed anything amiss in her relationship with her parents — until she became pregnant at 20.

Crime

Murder-suicide under investigation in Bellmore

Two people are dead in Bellmore in an apparent murder-suicide on Feb. 21, according to police.

North Merrick school pilots Google technology

The Old Mill Road Elementary School in the North Merrick School District was selected to be one of the first schools to participate in the Google Expedition Pioneers Program and pilot augmented …

North Merrick thanks its Board of Education

The North Merrick School District thanked the Board of Education – President Wendy Gargiulo, Vice President John Pinto, and Trustees Edward Corona, Steve Enella, Jennifer Hyland, Tracey Miller, and Todd Ransom – at the November 14th Board of Education meeting as part of School Board Recognition Week.

Editorial

Albany must pass sex harassment bills

After the #MeToo movement exploded into the national consciousness in 2017 and 2018, New York state lawmakers recently proposed no fewer than 11 bills to strengthen the state’s sexual harassment laws.

Editorial

One more shameless appointment by town GOP

Town of Hempstead Republicans practically swelled with pride on April 16, after the Town Board unanimously passed a revamped ethics code.

Scott Brinton

What’s the deal with the Green New Deal?

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old Democrat from the Bronx, is surely the most dangerous elected official now in office. You know she is because . . .

Jerry Kremer

Republicans are the party of the blame game

I’m a big believer in bipartisanship. I come from an era when Democrats and Republicans worked together successfully on a variety of important issues. As a Democrat, I remember the Republican Party as the party of Lincoln, the party of Ronald Reagan . . .