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Calhoun High School's OHO Lab 'opens hearts' through origami

At the Chuang Yen Monestary, a Buddhist institution in upstate New York, Joseph Darcourt, a junior at Calhoun High School, learned of the monestary's free book-distribution program, and connected the program to his own community.

Bellmore-Merrick Becca's Closet chapter donates 300 dresses

Ava Mogelefsky, a junior at John F. Kennedy High School, has helped distribute more than 60 prom dresses since March to Long Island students with the school’s chapter of Becca’s Closet, a national nonprofit dedicated to helping high school students in need.

New furry faces welcomed to Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve

The Town of Hempstead announced the addition of several new animals at the Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve, introducing Socks and Boots — the facility’s newest sheep — and goats Clay, Priscilla, Mia, Sweetie and Latte.

Calhoun H.S. seniors lead anti-hate discussion, inspire younger kids

Last week, the Calhoun seniors began a two-part presentation for seventh- and eighth-grade students at Merrick Avenue Middle School, teaching the importance of decision making and understanding the consequences of using hateful symbols and speech.

Merrick, Bellmore celebrates 75 years of Israeli independence

For the 75th anniversary of Israel’s independence — celebrated on the holiday Yom Ha’atzmaut — the Merrick-Bellmore Jewish Community Council organized a joyous gathering that united the hamlets’ several synagogues for a celebration of love and hope for Israel and the Jewish people.

Jerry Kremer

It’s time to give Joe Biden a break

Since taking office, President Biden has been the subject of all manner of criticism. Most of it focuses on his age. He is described as weak, bumbling, demented and a host of other unkind adjectives. But somehow . . .

Randi Kreiss

Open to learning new stuff? Jump on my list.

Born with the teaching gene and not likely to recover any time soon: That is my self-diagnosis.


A year later, still defending freedom, democracy

The moment Russian President Vladimir Putin marched his forces across the border into neighboring Ukraine, the world was shocked.

Peter King

At the Capitol, it was almost as if I’d never left

Last month I made my first visit to Capitol Hill since Dec. 28, 2020, the day I had cast my final vote on the floor of Congress before my retirement from the House of Representatives.