Bellmore-Merrick voters on Tuesday approved the Central High School District’s referendum to sell the Jerusalem Avenue school building to Nassau BOCES for $12 million. The referendum passed with roughly 75 percent of the vote in a Dec. 5 special election, in which 759 voted in favor and 278 voted against.
When educators and experts talk about the state of sex education in 2017, they return again and again to the concept of responsibility. The responsibility they speak of, however, has nothing to do with “safe sex,” the catchphrase so many adults remember from their middle and high school health classes.
World War II veteran James Forte died suddenly on Nov. 19 in the North Merrick home he built in 1948. He was 99.
A businessman who can’t stop popping pills, an old woman who calls a park bench her home and a veteran who never leaves her home are all fighting their own battles, one might say. However, State Sen. John Brooks, of Seaford, is looking to prove how mental health is the one umbrella under which a variety of issues must be addressed.
A federal judge has pushed the trial of outgoing Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and former Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto back to March, after a request from Venditto.
Photography is a window into another person’s mind. Richard Laskowski, 70, of East Islip, said that he was taught this through the Josephine Herrick Foundation’s eight-week program called “Veterans in Focus.”
Bernard Otterman, a child survivor of the Holocaust who went on to become a professor of engineering and head a successful real estate company in New York City, died early on the morning of Nov. 14 at his home in Old Westbury. He was 80.
Prior to the Veteran’s Day holiday observance, Levy Lakeside Elementary School in Merrick held its annual assembly to honor local veterans, specifically relatives of current Lakeside students. Eighteen veterans representing the five branches of the U.S. military were honored by their grandchildren, the school community and government officials. One elected official, New York State Assemblyman Dave McDonough, was also honored for his service.
Merrick residents are encouraged to take part in the election of fire commissioner in the North Merrick Fire District. The polls will be open on Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the station, 2095 Camp Avenue.
Today’s Pet Sitting held their “Walk the Sweet Life” fundraiser on Nov. 19 to support medical treatment for local dachshund Spanky. With the support from individual donors and sponsors, the …
Bellmore attorney Jeff Gold is asking a federal judge to award almost $250 million in damages to families of special-needs students who say their personal information was mined by Town of Hempstead employees in an attempt to re-elect Republican Supervisor Anthony Santino, who lost his re-election bid in November to Rockville Centre attorney Laura Gillen.
Nearly 400 residents competed in the Bellmore-Merrick Basketball League’s “Hoops for Sadie” tournament at Kennedy High School in Bellmore on Nov. 26. The tournament honored Sadie Freifeld, a fifth-grade student at Birch Elementary School who, for the second time, is battling a childhood cancer of the nervous system called neuroblastoma.
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.
Uno has plenty of mathematical ability, but he also has a disability: autism. In this new 50 minute musical featuring a cast of puppets and people, Uno gains the courage to enter his school’s math …