Eagle Scouts honored by legislators

Two local Scouts were recognized for the projects they undertook to better their communities and awarded their Eagle badges, at their Court of Honor ceremonies recently.

Bellmore-Merrick named among NY’s top districts

The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District was recently named the 34th best district in the state by Niche.com.

Gov. Cuomo encourages New Yorkers to rediscover Jones Beach

As a child growing up in eastern Queens, Gov. Andrew Cuomo would take family trips to Jones Beach, he said, where he noticed its run-down facilities and diminishing services.

Legislators aim to warn of opiod dangers at the pharmacy

Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, a Glen Cove Democrat, on Monday introduced new legislation that she and her fellow Democrats hope will help to curb prescription opioid addiction and overdoses.

NIFA: County making progress, but new revenues, cuts still needed

Nassau County’s fiscal control board released a report last week with good and bad financial news for the county.


Second of two parts In the previous column, I described an exciting program called “My Own Book Fund,” which strives to help inner city school children. Specifically, I shared an interview with Dan Greenburg, one of the volunteers for the programs who is very excited about the impact which it’s having.