Dunne and Galante compete for town’s 6th District

The race for the Town of Hempstead 6th Councilmatic District pits Republican Dennis Dunne Sr., of Levittown, against Democrat Matthew Galante, who is making his first foray into politics.

Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District's Prep Academy students hit the waves

Students in the district’s Prep Academy are hitting the waves for the first time this fall in Long Beach, taking part in a special program designed to teach those with physical and intellectual disabilities how to surf.

For students, a greener L.I.,tree by tree

Among the mass of tents and booths at the Bellmore Street Festival two weekends ago, attendees may have stumbled upon a small table manned by Christopher Prainito and James LaSalle, John F. Kennedy High School seniors. They were promoting their nonprofit, Students Giving Trees.

Local boy fights rare disorder

A Bellmore family is raising awareness of their 6-year-old son’s rare genetic disorder — it’s so rare, his mother said, that her son is the first to receive the diagnosis in New …

Bellmore Fire Department installs new leadership

On Sunday, Sept. 26, the Bellmore Fire Department gathered to officially acknowledge the officers for 2021.

Annual Street Festival returns to Bellmore

The sights, sounds and smells of the annual Bellmore Street Festival returned to the community this weekend. In its 34th year, the festival, which includes a carnival and vendor fair, did not take …

Bellmore JFK celebrates its sports history in Hall of Fame

On Saturday, John F. Kennedy High School was home to both current students, celebrating the Homecoming game, and dozens of alumni, representing decades of the school’s sports history. There was …


Lessons learned during Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanics are Nassau County’s fastest-growing ethnic population, County Executive Laura Curran noted in mid-September, the start of Hispanic Heritage Month . . .


The problem with, and promise of, Hispanic Heritage Month

Although I was raised in the United States as a Hispanic immigrant, born to immigrant parents, I have long been blasé about Hispanic Heritage Month.

Randi Kreiss

Really, what’s up with the whole world?

Have you noticed that the seams don’t meet the right way and the doorjamb is wobbly? Our house is unstable. The beams of this great edifice called America are slightly off plumb in a number of disturbing ways.

Jerry Kremer

A wake-up call to voters

October is a unique month. It’s the time for apple picking, watching the trees change color and, if the weather permits, taking long car trips to interesting places. It’s also the time for candidates for public office . . .


What’s up with the anti-vaxxers?

A friend was lamenting the anti-vaccine movement and those who advocate their freedom from mandates, government or otherwise, to become vaccinated against Covid-19.