Graduation 2018

Meadowbrook Alternative Program recognizes valedictorian and salutatorian

The school year has come to a close, and with it comes the announcement of Meadowbrook Alternative Program’s valedictorian and salutatorian. Jordan Ladd and Chazz Opperman, of Merrick and …


Graduation may make you feel sad — but not so fast!

It’s the last day of school. I see tears streaming down my peers’ cheeks. But why?

North Bellmore mother fights new opt-out penalties

Jeanette Deutermann, a North Bellmore mother of two, plans to spend her summer mobilizing parents against new state penalties for schools where students opt out of standardized tests. Deutermann, who …

Buddying up at Levy Lakeside

This year, Merrick’s Levy Lakeside School formed a club that promoting a culture of acceptance for all students, and of volunteerism, service and fulfillment among its members.

Top of their class

As the school year draws to a close, the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District has announced six students in the Class of 2018 who have distinguished themselves in academics and …

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.


Let’s at least study gun violence

The mass shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., on June 28 struck all of us at the Herald Community Newspapers hard.


Town needs special elections, not appointees

Only two members of the current Town of Hempstead Board were elected to their posts without first having been appointed to them. That’s it. Two.

John C. O'Connell

Reflections on a reunion

After a college class a very long while ago, I sat in the late morning drinking Guinness in an old pub on Grafton Street, in Dublin, with author Alec Reid, a close friend of Samuel Beckett . . .

Randi Kreiss

Under the volcano in Hawaii and Washington

Kilauea is blowing her top. These last weeks we have witnessed, from afar, a pyrotechnic extravaganza on the Big Island of Hawaii.