Politics

Santino touts sound fiscal management in ‘State of the Town’ speech

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.

Chabad Center in Merrick unveils new Torah scroll

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.

Bedroom goes up in flames 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.

Merrick business uses fall fest to raise money for animal shelter

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.

Merrick Avenue humanities students learn from interactive 9/11 display

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.

The Principal’s Office: What’s the principalship really like? Part two of two

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.

Merrick Schools honors star staff members

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.

Calhoun’s Joy Ma named National Merit Semifinalist

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.