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.
Pastor John Gravagna introduced Heidi Cruz, wife of presidential candidate Ted Cruz, to a crowd of more than 70 people during a visit to Connect Church in Bellmore last Monday. The visit was part of a whirlwind meet-and-greet tour across Long Island ahead of the April 19 primary.
Donald Trump’s supporters steadily streamed into Grumman Studios on the afternoon of April 6 until more than 10,000 of them filled the venue, where war planes were once built. As they did, they walked past roughly 200 protesters who had gathered in what Nassau County police were calling a “free-speech zone,” a comparatively small, rectangular area cordoned off with aluminum barricades.