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Seven drug suppliers were arrested last week for their roles in allegedly distributing 10,000 individual doses of heroin per week throughout the South Shore communities of Merrick, Freeport, … more
According to information received from the Nassau County Police Department, nearly three-quarters of a million dollars has been sliced out of the county’s budget for school crossing guards since 2010. more
A half-dozen Nassau County environmental and civic activists, most from Merrick, came to Bethpage Community Park on April 21 –– the day before Earth Day –– to call on the state to accelerate efforts to clean up a massive chemical plume that has crept for more than seven decades from Bethpage toward South Oyster Bay. more
The North Merrick Public Library is holding its annual budget vote and trustee election today until 9 p.m. The proposed budget amount for 2016-17 is $2,546,534, an increase by a little over $92,000 from last year’s budget, according to the Library Director Thomas Witt. The library’s tax levy, if approved and passed, will increase 3.7 percent. Witt estimated that the average North Merrick household’s property taxes will increase $14, one dollar up from last year. more
One day not long ago, Merokean Susan Saban was sitting in a holiday service at Temple Beth Am of Bellmore-Merrick. A mother of a child with developmental disabilities kept getting up to attend to the boy, who was disrupting the service. Saban’s heart sunk. She knows well the challenges faced by children with disabilities and their families. She is the assistant director of pupil personnel services in the Herricks School District, and is charged with providing services for children with special needs. more
Kennedy High School’s annual Cougar Invite went off without a hitch under sunny skies last Saturday. As it does each year, the track invitational attracted hundreds of runners and spectators, who filled Kennedy’s bleachers and track on April 16. more
Pastor John Gravagna introduced Heidi Cruz, wife of presidential candidate Ted Cruz, to a crowd of more than 70 people during a visit to Connect Church in Bellmore last Monday. The visit was part of a whirlwind meet-and-greet tour across Long Island ahead of the April 19 primary. more
The Animal Advocates club at Kennedy High School in Bellmore lent a hand to piping plovers, which are on the Endangered Species List, by spending the morning of March 26 stretching out two miles of wire to mark the birds’ nesting area at Jones Beach State Park and protect them from beach-goers. more
Nearly 10,000 people packed into Stage 3 at Grumman Studios in Bethpage on Wednesday night to hear Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump. The real estate mogul began a raucous speech by … more
Donald Trump’s supporters steadily streamed into Grumman Studios on the afternoon of April 6 until more than 10,000 of them filled the venue, where war planes were once built. As they did, they walked past roughly 200 protesters who had gathered in what Nassau County police were calling a “free-speech zone,” a comparatively small, rectangular area cordoned off with aluminum barricades. more
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