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Longtime Merrick resident Len Kirsch, whose intellectual curiosity, public messaging savvy and can-do attitude made him the ideal person to head the citizens’ committee that advocated for the North Merrick Public Library’s founding in the mid-1960s, died last month after a lengthy illness. He was 88. more
Merokean Marc Wortsman has been named Northeast Region Advisory Board president for Canine Companions for Independence, the oldest and largest nonprofit assistance dog organization in the country helping people with physical disabilities. more
The Freeport Trailer, a work-hiring center for low-wage workers and immigrants, had its most successful fundraiser to date last Sunday, according to Liz O’Shaughnessy, a Merrick resident and executive director of CoLoKi, Inc., which runs the trailer. more
Since 2007, Calhoun High School has raised more than $500,000 for childhood cancer research, according to Calhoun English teacher Peter Magnuson. The Merrick school passed the milestone on March 17 at its ninth annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser. more
For a while on the morning of March 21, organizers of the first One Voice, One Message 5K Run/Walk, hosted by the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District, wondered whether anyone would show. more
On March 12, Kennedy High School senior Sara Harris was sticking colored pins into black and yellow tubes that wrapped in a tangle around a long, metal dowel, supported by a square, black base. more
It has been a little more than two months since Erin King Sweeney was appointed the new councilwoman in the Town of Hempstead’s 5th District, following the retirement of Angie Cullin. more
Erin King Sweeney, Merrick’s new councilwoman on the Hempstead Town Board, and Dan Malesardi, a utility program specialist from PSEG Long Island, will be the guest speakers at the South Merrick Community Civic Association’s meeting at 7 p.m. tonight, March 24, at the Merrick Road Park golf course clubhouse. more
Facing pressure from state and local officials, New York Rising announced a major policy change on Thursday to part of its reimbursement formula that officials say has stalled the rebuilding process … more
This is the third consecutive year in which Peter Holms, proprietor of the Mobil station at 329 Merrick Ave. in Merrick, will donate a cent for every gallon of gasoline he sells in March to Camp Avenue Elementary School. He said that totals about $2,000 each year. more
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