Lorraine Poppe, a beloved and transformational educator for 44 years, died on April 16 after a long period of declining health. She took a leave of absence from John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore, where she served as principal for 23 years, in 2017, before retiring last year. She was 67.
A Merokean with deep community ties and the name recognition to match has set her sights on two-term Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads’s seat representing the 19th District.
Thomas DeFrancisci, of Bellmore, ran when someone needed help. As a member — and eventual honorary chief — of Bellmore-Merrick Emergency Medical Services, he ran through snow to avoid …
For 26 years, R.S. — formerly “Rattlesnake” — Jones has served unique food with Cajun and Southwestern influences and, perhaps more importantly, served as a center of the Merrick community.
The John F. Kennedy High School team has earned first place in one of Northwell Health’s annual SPARK! Challenge awards. Students from across Long Island competed in the event, with presentation projects covering several hands-on field experiences in Northwell hospitals.
In Room 200 of John F. Kennedy High School on March 20, after the day’s closing bell, close to 30 students were still hard at work.
National Grid officials announced last week that a major gas main replacement project was expected to begin on April 1, affecting parking and traffic on a number of roads in Merrick during business hours.
Marion Blane, of Bellmore, grew up as an only child. She described her childhood as “golden,” spending 24 hours a day, seven days a week with her parents. As a youngster, she helped them run a cosmetics business in Levittown, and continued doing so for more than 30 years. And, she said, she never once sensed anything amiss in her relationship with her parents — until she became pregnant at 20.
Two people are dead in Bellmore in an apparent murder-suicide on Feb. 21, according to police.
The Merrick fire department responded to a house fire on Merrick Avenue between Arbor and Ripley Lanes at around 4 p.m. on Jan. 28.
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 …
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.
Welcome to another annual rite of spring: the state exams for grades three through eight.
When I see stories of sexual abuse by clergy members, I’m often angry with many people. Mostly, I’m angry with those who allowed the abuse to go on uninterrupted for years . . .
For far too long, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been a faceless organization, with Long Island Rail Road riders paying for overpriced tickets while receiving subpar service. For …
You might think that there’s nothing more to say about former Vice President Joe Biden and the touchy-feely behavior that makes some women “uncomfortable,” but that’s only because you didn’t know my Aunt Helen.