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Seven drug suppliers were arrested last week for their roles in allegedly distributing 10,000 individual doses of heroin per week throughout the South Shore communities of Merrick, Freeport, … more
Though the official results are not in yet, Todd Kaminsky seems to be poised to fill the vacant seat left by Dean Skelos. With 68,000 votes cast, Kaminsky (D-Long Beach) beat his opponent Chris … more
An audit of Nassau County Police Departmentovertime expenditures revealed systemic issues of under-budgeting, reliance on overly optimistic savings from management initiatives, complex precinct overtime rules and inadequate recordkeeping technology, Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos’s office announced Monday. more
According to information received from the Nassau County Police Department, nearly three-quarters of a million dollars has been sliced out of the county’s budget for school crossing guards since 2010. more
A half-dozen Nassau County environmental and civic activists, most from Merrick, came to Bethpage Community Park on April 21 –– the day before Earth Day –– to call on the state to accelerate efforts to clean up a massive chemical plume that has crept for more than seven decades from Bethpage toward South Oyster Bay. more
The Nassau County Police Department, the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Agency reported the arrests of several individuals between April 20 and April 23 for drug-related charges. more
The North Merrick Public Library is holding its annual budget vote and trustee election today until 9 p.m. The proposed budget amount for 2016-17 is $2,546,534, an increase by a little over $92,000 from last year’s budget, according to the Library Director Thomas Witt. The library’s tax levy, if approved and passed, will increase 3.7 percent. Witt estimated that the average North Merrick household’s property taxes will increase $14, one dollar up from last year. more
One day not long ago, Merokean Susan Saban was sitting in a holiday service at Temple Beth Am of Bellmore-Merrick. A mother of a child with developmental disabilities kept getting up to attend to the boy, who was disrupting the service. Saban’s heart sunk. She knows well the challenges faced by children with disabilities and their families. She is the assistant director of pupil personnel services in the Herricks School District, and is charged with providing services for children with special needs. more
Kennedy High School’s annual Cougar Invite went off without a hitch under sunny skies last Saturday. As it does each year, the track invitational attracted hundreds of runners and spectators, who filled Kennedy’s bleachers and track on April 16. more
State Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach) had a narrow lead over Republican Chris McGrath in Tuesday’s special election for the 9th State … more
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