Merrick man sentenced to 21 years for wife’s strangulation

A Merrick man was sentenced today to 21 years for the strangling death of his wife in February 2020.

Merrick Fire Department marks 9/11 20th anniversary

Less than two weeks before the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11 — a day that has left unhealed wounds in the hearts of many in the Merricks — members of the Merrick Fire Department gathered for a special documentary screening.

Bellmorite announces bid for county’s 19th District seat

Twenty-six-year-old Jake Schuster, a Bellmore native, recently announced his bid for Nassau County legislator in the 19th District. The seat is currently held by Steve Rhoads, a Republican from …

99-year-old WWII veteran honored in Wantagh, Merrick

Murray Steinberg’s 99th birthday was a community affair.

Sexual assault victim speaks out on alleged abuse

“Your mess becomes your ministry.” This message has long guided Debbi Geller Rhodes, a sexual assault survivor who has channeled her struggles into her religion.

Merrick elementary schools kick off new year

The rainy skies didn’t dampen showers of happiness in the Merrick Union Free School District on Sept. 1 as children entered school for their first day. Fostering a community of learners who …

Torah parade brings shuls together in E.M.

Roughly 100 people marched from North Bellmore to East Meadow last Sunday to celebrate the consolidation of the closed Temple Beth-El of Bellmore and the East Meadow Jewish Center. The 2.6 miles were …


Reflecting on the Sept. 11 attacks 20 years later

The Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa., set off a cascade of worldwide catastrophes over the subsequent two decades . . .


In celebration of teachers

When talking with my grandkids about returning to school this fall — to the building, with other kids, not the dining room table — I was reminded of a school day of my own years ago.

Jerry Kremer

The summer whizzed past. Strap in for what’s ahead.

I think everyone will concede that the summer went by too quickly. But despite the speed at which two months have passed . . .

Randi Kreiss

A dog’s tale: the view from inside the canine carry-on

I can’t stretch out, I can hardy breathe, but even inside this dog carrier, the air is better than the smoke out in Lake Tahoe.


History repeats itself in Albany ­— again and again

Andrew is out and Kathy is in — a stunning political tale that seems to have taken everyone by surprise. Unless you have a long memory, that is . . .