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.

South Merrick Community Civic Association returns to in-person meetings

On Sept. 28, the South Merrick Community Civic Association hosted its first in-person meeting in nearly two years because of limitations created by Covid.

Merrick Jewish Centre plans send-off for Rabbi Klein

After 43 years in the pulpit, Rabbi Charles A. Klein is retiring from the Merrick Jewish Centre at the end of this year. 

Merrick Chorale plans return to the stage for the holidays

The Merrick Chorale — a community favorite — will make its return to the stage this holiday season, following a hiatus last year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Rotary Club runs drive for Haiti earthquake relief

On Aug. 14, Haiti — the Caribbean island nation ravaged by an earthquake in 2010 — was struck again by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. With more than 130,000 buildings destroyed, more than …


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.