Bellmore-Merrick Roller Hockey reflects on great season

Wrapping up a successful season, the Bellmore-Merrick Roller Hockey League is reflecting on its successes and looking ahead to its All-Star Weekend.

At ‘story walks,’ students experience books in a different way

In the North Merrick Union Free School District, there’s more than one way for students to read a book.

Grand Avenue, Merrick Avenue Middle Schools 'move up' in style

Middle schools in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District celebrated their moving up ceremonies last week, outdoors, with plenty of pomp and circumstance.

Jerry Kremer

America’s most familiar football, political variety

Whether you knew it or not, there are many types of football games. According to Wikipedia, the roster includes Jorkyball, cycle-ball, football tennis . . .

Randi Kreiss

Facts, fiction and when to fish for shad

I’m afraid if you didn’t cut your hair in March, potty train your 2-year-old, castrate your farm animals, quit smoking or get married, you probably missed the optimal moment for such events.


The medical facility a great community needs

Things we don’t want in our backyards: incinerators, releasing toxic fumes in the air. Nightclubs, with late-night rooftop music. Prisons, with their high walls and guarded towers.


Let’s let New York Power Authority take on Con Edison

Amid new reports of almost half a million New Yorkers struggling to catch up with their electricity bills, Con Edison’s decision to request further increases of up to 20 percent from state regulators is a slap in the face.