Hundreds compete in ‘Hoops for Sadie’ fundraiser

Nearly 400 residents competed in the Bellmore-Merrick Basketball League’s “Hoops for Sadie” tournament at Kennedy High School in Bellmore on Nov. 26. The tournament honored Sadie Freifeld, a fifth-grade student at Birch Elementary School who, for the second time, is battling a childhood cancer of the nervous system called neuroblastoma.

Bellmore Fire Department may install new emergency communications tower

The Bellmore Fire Department may install a new cell tower to improve communications between its three companies, located on Petit Avenue, Newbridge Road and Bellmore Avenue.

Bellmore Fire District elections upcoming

Bellmore residents are encouraged to take part in the race for fire commissioner in the Bellmore and North Bellmore fire districts.

Kennedy alumnus makes Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Michael George, a 2007 John F. Kennedy High School graduate, has gone from being highlighted in the pages of the Bellmore-Merrick Herald to the pages of Variety and Forbes, according to his mother, Lisa.

Helping Spanky walk again

Today’s Pet Sitting held their “Walk the Sweet Life” fundraiser on Nov. 19 to support medical treatment for local dachshund Spanky. With the support from individual donors and sponsors, the …

Pride for Youth represented at trans forum

The Long Island Transgender Advocacy Coalition led a panel of local transgender residents at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook University on Nov. 16 for the group’s latest forum, which she dubbed Trans 101.

Just plane fun at Martin Avenue

Paper airplanes were flying through the air recently at Martin Avenue Elementary School in the North Bellmore School District as sixth-graders learned about aerodynamics.

Bellmore Eagle Scout updates veteran’s memorial

A new stone monument commemorating those who served in the Cold War, Desert Storm, the second Iraq War and war in Afghanistan adorns the Bellmore Veteran’s Memorial at the Bellmore Train Station.

Editorial

Policies alone won't stop sexual harassment

The latest bipartisan issue facing the country is sexual harassment. And it goes beyond politics.

Op-ed

My holiday spirit? It's complicated.

There’s always that pivotal moment when it’s clear that the holidays have arrived.

Alfonse D'Amato

Trump's first year ends where it should have started

The mad dash is on in Washington to enact a tax bill, and at the same time to pass a funding bill to keep the U.S. government open and functioning into the new year. How did we come to such a scrambled situation, in which these major issues are backed up against the clock ticking down toward 2018? As the saying goes, timing is everything.

Randi Kreiss

Puppy love touches the heart, and the purse

“Grandma ate rat poison.” That was the text my sister sent to her son. Anguished, he thought of his sick grandmother, who was living alone in Lynbrook. He ran for his car and called my sister on the way.