John F. Kennedy High School sophomores are ‘Medical Marvels’

Five sophomores at John F. Kennedy High School participated and placed first in Northwell Health's Medical Marvels competition.

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Follow the yellow brick road to the Brookside School

For three years, the coronavirus pandemic has prevented the North Merrick School District theater program from putting on a full production. But on March 17 and 18, Bellmore-Merrick residents will have the opportunity to take a stroll down the yellow brick road — and escape to another world — by viewing the district’s production of “The Wizard of Oz.”

Chabad of Merrick-Bellmore-Wantagh's Purim celebration turns back time

Keeping with tradition of creating incredibly fun and exciting holiday programs for the entire Jewish community, the Chabad of Merrick-Bellmore-Wantagh hosted its 17th annual Purim celebration at the Merrick Golf Course.

State Sen. Steve Rhoads expresses issues with state budget proposals

Sen. Steve Rhoads has gotten to work aiming to fulfill his campaign promise for a more affordable New York, with an initiative named just that. “A More Affordable New York” is part of the Senate Republican Conference’s “Rescue New York” agenda.

Student Column

A check in from your student contributor: School Daze with Talya Lippman

Today’s classrooms utilize technology just as frequently as in work, personal finances, and various other areas of life. What is found in a backpack today is completely unlike what was found only 20 years ago.

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.