Tom Merkel Jr. comes from a long line of volunteer firefighters, stretching back to the early 1900s in Valley Stream. His grandfather was a lieutenant at the Garden City Fire Department. His father was a member of the East Rockaway Fire Department and a firefighter in New York City. Now Merkel and his son are continuing this tradition.
An East Rockaway man was arrested for drug possession after selling heroin to a Lynbrook resident who suffered a non-fatal overdose, Lynbrook police said.
The Denton Homestead, currently located on Denton Avenue in East Rockaway, has been a pillar of the community since it was first built in 1795 as a tavern for seafarers. Now, the Town of Hempstead is considering awarding it with town landmark status.
The East Rockaway Fire Department will host a RecruitNY Open House this Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon at four of its firehouses and its headquarters. The event will be held at the Liberty Hose Co. …
In an effort to ensure that Lynbrook’s new $21 million state-of-the-art Regal movie theater, on Merrick Road near Atlantic Avenue, will open by the holiday season, village officials have permitted the Blumenfeld Development Group’s construction crew to work on Sundays — which goes against village code.
The Lynbrook School District will host its budget hearing on May 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the high school. East Rockaway's budget hearing is scheduled for May 9 at 7 p.m. at the high school.
A garage sale fundraiser was held at the Main Street Firehouse in East Rockaway on April 15 and netted over $5,000 for the Keith Lane Visual Arts & Media Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to an East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School student who is pursuing a college degree in media.
Students in the East Rockaway School District are gaining work experience through a skills and achievement program in which the district teams with local businesses to provide on-site job training for disabled students.
South Side junior battery mates Mary Macre and Emma Wagner combined to go 5-for-6 and had three RBIs apiece to help Lady Cyclones put up crooked numbers in four consecutive innings last Saturday and avenge an early season defeat to East Rockaway with a convincing 15-3 home victory in a Conference ABC-II softball game.
Fifty years after his grandfather became an outgoing chief with the Lynbrook Fire Department, Carl Lengel was sworn into the position on April 18.
The Week Ahead
Charles Bibbs, Verna Hart, Anthony Armstrong and James Denmark will be displaying and selling their original artwork on April 29 and April 30 at Mavruk Décor in Lynbrook.
The East Rockaway Public Library will be holding its annual book sale from April 29 through May 4.
The East Rockaway Public Library will be holding a community craft night on May 3 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The latest arrests and crimes in Lynbrook and East Rockaway.
Recognizing Lynbrook students’ journalistic excellence Recognizing Lynbrook students’ journalistic excellence To the Editor: Congratulations to the student staff of Lynbrook High …