Schools

Meet Tyler Bissoondial and Luke Feldman: Semifinalists in prestigious Regeneron science competition

Two seniors at John F. Kennedy High School, in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District, have been named semifinalists in the 2023 Society for Science & Public Science Talent Search competition, sponsored by the pharmaceutical company Regeneron.

How two Belmore-Merrick teens transform shirts into toys for local animal shelters

Meet teens Ryan Levinter and Charlie Matos, who together started Tees to Toys, an organization that transforms old T-shirts into rope toys, to be donated to local shelters.

Learn how the Bellmore-Merrick community is combatting the opioid epidemic

In an effort to combat the rising number of overdoses and deaths related to opioids, the Bellmore-Merrick Community Parent Center hosted a well-attended Narcan training in partnership with the Tempo Group on Jan. 18.

Police officer, adoptive parent, Wayne Resnick, faces tough battle with ALS

Throughout his career as a police officer, Wayne Resnick has been recognized for his bravery and for his big heart. With many years of service behind him, Resnick is now facing his toughest battle yet — one against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.

Politics

Steve Rhoads, new state senator, is ready to deliver to Bellmore, Merrick constituents

Steve Rhoads, former Nassau County legislator for the 19th district, is the newly incumbent state senator for the 5th district. A familiar face among Bellmore and Merrick constituents, Rhoads is ready to get to work in Albany.

Taking to the sky, Mepham High graduate completes first solo flight

Alessandro Barsallo has been flying on planes for as long as he can remember.

Randi Kreiss

Folks scramble as the price of eggs soars nationwide

You can believe the hype. Last week, a boutique grocery on Manhattan’s Upper East Side was selling eggs for $17.99 a dozen.

Jerry Kremer

The era of ‘Marcus Welby, M.D.’ is over

I’ll bet very few readers remember television shows like “Dr. Kildare” and “Marcus Welby,” which featured physicians who made house calls and performed miracles of all kinds.

Editorial

The tricky balance of fear and openness

It was like having security cameras in every room of a house but one. That’s how Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone described to reporters the decentralized, hodgepodge security infrastructure of the county’s computer network . . .

Peter King

D’Esposito will get the job done in Washington

Earlier this month I had the privilege of speaking at the ceremonial swearing-in of newly elected U.S. Rep. Anthony D’Esposito.