Graduation 2018

Meadowbrook Alternative Program recognizes valedictorian and salutatorian

The school year has come to a close, and with it comes the announcement of Meadowbrook Alternative Program’s valedictorian and salutatorian. Jordan Ladd and Chazz Opperman, of Merrick and …


Graduation may make you feel sad — but not so fast!

It’s the last day of school. I see tears streaming down my peers’ cheeks. But why?

North Bellmore mother fights new opt-out penalties

Jeanette Deutermann, a North Bellmore mother of two, plans to spend her summer mobilizing parents against new state penalties for schools where students opt out of standardized tests. Deutermann, who …

Buddying up at Levy Lakeside

This year, Merrick’s Levy Lakeside School formed a club that promoting a culture of acceptance for all students, and of volunteerism, service and fulfillment among its members.

Top of their class

As the school year draws to a close, the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District has announced six students in the Class of 2018 who have distinguished themselves in academics and …

North Merrick school pilots Google technology

The Old Mill Road Elementary School in the North Merrick School District was selected to be one of the first schools to participate in the Google Expedition Pioneers Program and pilot augmented …

North Merrick thanks its Board of Education

The North Merrick School District thanked the Board of Education – President Wendy Gargiulo, Vice President John Pinto, and Trustees Edward Corona, Steve Enella, Jennifer Hyland, Tracey Miller, and Todd Ransom – at the November 14th Board of Education meeting as part of School Board Recognition Week.


Villages deserve greater share of state sales taxes

Tens of millions of dollars in state sales taxes are generated in Nassau County’s 64 villages each year. The state keeps part of the money, and sends part of it . . .

Randi Kreiss

Recoil at the sight of steamers? We eat ’em by the pound.

They aren’t vegetarian. They aren’t kosher. They aren’t fish and they aren’t fowl. They aren’t even appetizing. In fact, they don’t look edible . . .

Scott Brinton

The first job I ever loved

I can still picture the last day of my fourth and final summer as a Fresh Air Fund counselor at Camp Hayden Marks, on the 2,000-acre Sharpe Reservation in upstate Fishkill, 28 years ago. The campers . . .

Randi Kreiss

Under the volcano in Hawaii and Washington

Kilauea is blowing her top. These last weeks we have witnessed, from afar, a pyrotechnic extravaganza on the Big Island of Hawaii.