Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran soundly defeated her opponent, County Comptroller George Maragos, when the dust settled on Tuesday’s Democratic Primary for county executive.
The hundreds of people streaming into Point Lookout Park on Monday morning for a ceremony to dedicate the Town of Hempstead’s permanent 9/11 memorial passed through an arch at the front entrance, formed by two fire engines’ tower ladders and a massive American flag. The Point Lookout-Lido Fire Department erected the arch.
The environmental activist group Long Island Clean Air Water and Soil and a number of North and South Shore residents have taken their fight against New York American Water’s rates, which LICAWS described as “unreasonable and unjust,” to the state Supreme Court.
Rabbi Ron Brown, of Merrick, had been reading articles for years about Jewish youth experiencing a sense of isolation and a disconnect from their faith while living on campus during their college years.
“We’re very lucky to be part of a school district that recognizes that there is a problem,” said Eric Caballero, an administrator in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District, and co-chair of the Bellmore-Merrick Community Coalition.
Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino boasted on Wednesday of the town’s achievements since he took office 20 months ago, at a news conference he called his “State of the Town” address.
In the Jewish faith, a new Torah can only be drafted and deemed kosher if every member of a community contributes, according to Rabbi Shimon Kramer of the Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Merrick.
The Merrick Fire Department responded to a fire that tore through a bedroom in a house on Bayview Street, off of Merrick Road in Merrick. All occupants self-evacuated with their two pet birds, sustaining no injuries.
Pet owners flocked by the dozens to the Serengeti Design Studios booth at the Merrick Fall Festival and Street Fair, hosted by the Merrick Chamber of Commerce on the weekend of Sept. 8.
In remembrance of 9/11, all seventh-grade students at Merrick Avenue Middle School interacted in a humanities lesson delivered by English and social studies teachers.
As I explained in the previous column, I came across some notes I wrote eons ago when I was interviewed by a college class and asked what it was really like to be a principal. I boiled the job down into ten responsibilities. Last time, I detailed the first five: “most important,” “most surprising,” “most necessary,” “most boring” and “most challenging.” In this second installment, I will discuss the final five.
The Merrick School District continued its tradition of acknowledging employees for their countless contributions and milestones, while welcoming them back with encouragement for the year ahead during the annual Superintendent’s Conference held on Aug. 31.
Joy Ma, a senior at Sanford H. Calhoun High School in the Bellmore-Merrick Central School District, has been named a National Merit Semifinalist in the 2018 competition.