A lack of communication coupled with a longer-than-average billing period contributed to the shock that New York American Water customers had when they opened their bills last year, according to an audit that the state Public Service Commission accepted on July 11.
Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen’s latest effort to hire an outside consultant to audit the Town Building Department was again shot down at the July 2 Town Board meeting. During the session, the council’s Republican majority instead proposed a five-point-plan, which members said they believed would suffice in fixing the department that receives myriad complaints from residents. Gillen stridently disagreed.
On July 12 in Bellmore, dozens of actors and filmmakers were ready for their closeups, as the Long Island International Film Expo kicked off a week of movie screenings and public panel discussions.
A jury convicted a Merrick woman on July 9 in Brooklyn federal court of embezzling $1 million from the Lynbrook nonprofit organization for the disabled that she led. She used the money to renovate her home and fund vacations and cosmetic surgeries, prosecutors said.
Libraries in Merrick and Bellmore are joining a countywide effort to spice up the summer by inviting residents to participate in the 2019 Nassau Library Tour challenge. All but two of the county’s 54 libraries will participate in a special kind of scavenger hunt.
Jessica Lin, a 2019 graduate of Sanford H. Calhoun High School, has been recognized as one of the country’s most outstanding high school leaders by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, earning her a $20,000 college scholarship.
The annual July 4 tradition in Merrick is still going strong.
A team from Operation SPLASH is helping to keep Bellmore and Merrick’s waterways clean.
The fierce summer sun on July 4 did not stop hundreds of Long Island runners from participating in the Bellmore Independence Day marathon — the second largest in the event’s history.
John F. Kennedy High School graduate Jake Levine is the receiver of a $4,000 Environmental Scholarship for his research in water systems.
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 …
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.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed the aptly named Green Light Law, which will allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. This isn’t a new law. If anything, it takes New York back to the more trusting years before Sept. 11, 2001.
The decisive moment came on July 21, 1969, according to NASA’s flight log. The Apollo 11 lunar module . . .
Watching the Democratic debate marathon(s) two weeks ago drove home to me just how far to the political left the Democratic Party has veered. If it keeps this up . . .
We’re in the warm clutch of summer, when fireflies begin their dance through the deep velvet nights of June and early July. Summer in our villages and towns has to be held close and breathed in . . .