The MTA announced on Thursday that Long Island Rail Road Service between Hicksville and Mineola on the Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma Lines has been suspended for this Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and …
By Brendan Murray
More than 200 residents of Elmont and the surrounding communities packed Sewanhaka High School on May 7 to ask questions and hear details about a proposed $400 million stadium, restaurant and retail …
When Suzanne Reek, of Wantagh, used to bring her young son, Joseph, to the dentist, she would hire a team of two to six people to carry him into the office. Once there, he was strapped down to an examination table for treatment in what the American Dental Association calls a “papoose board,” essentially a stretcher with wide Velcro braces.
In the end, Reek said, she would be hit with a $5,000 bill because her son, who suffered from extreme “dental anxiety,” would inevitably need to be sedated during treatment, which insurance didn’t cover.
Peter Hawkins was the first to complete the 26.2-mile Long Island Marathon on May 3. The 51-year-old Malverne resident won the wheelchair division of the race, completing it in two hours and 10 minutes. It was Hawkins’ 22nd L.I. marathon.
Merrick Herald Life Senior Editor Scott Brinton, third from right, who is an adjunct journalism professor at Hofstra University, recently brought his Issues in Science Reporting students to a cleanup in the Merrick woodlands off the Meadowbrook Parkway to help out and report on the event. More than 50 volunteers attended the cleanup.
Chaz Murray, 54, grew up in Merrick bounding through the woods near his home. He became a Boy Scout and went on to camp in the wild. He moved away when he turned 24 and returned seven years ago. On Sunday, he said he was horrified to see the derelict state into which Merrick’s forests off the Meadowbrook Parkway have fallen.
Murray, a New York City paramedic, was one of 52 volunteers who came to the woods between Sunrise Highway and Meadowbrook Road in Merrick to clean up debris that had washed from farther north into the forest via the Meadow Brook or had been strewn there by vandals. He said he learned about the cleanup by reading the Merrick Herald Life.