Jewish community of Merrick-Bellmore embarks on new era with Rabbi Joshua Dorsch

Though Senior Rabbi Joshua Dorsch began his journey as the spiritual leader of the Merrick Jewish Centre last summer, he was officially installed last Saturday in a ceremony full of love, laughter, memories and hope at the synagogue.

John F. Kennedy students learn how to 'Stop the Bleed'

Sydney Brewer, a junior at John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore, has been working hard to protect her fellow students. The 17-year-old has raised $3,000 to purchase 60 Stop the Bleed kits, which can help save lives in emergencies.

Bellmore-Merrick student artists are ‘L.I.’s Best’

Three student artists at John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore had their artwork chosen to be displayed at the Heckscher Museum’s Long Island’s Best exhibition, held annually in Huntington.

Runners hit the streets for 16th annual Robbie's Run

Hundreds of runners flocked to Merrick this weekend to take part in the 16th Annual Robbie’s Run on May 21. The event raises money and awareness for Forever 9-The Robbie Levine Foundation.

Hear from Bellmore-Merrick's student columnist: Another whale’s life washed up

A s summer approaches, people are getting out their sunscreen and bathing suits in anticipation of the 2023 beach season. They might however be in for a surprise if they find themselves tanning right …

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.