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Local teens among first female Eagle Scouts in the nation

Boy Scout Troop 186 of Wantagh made history this week, as three of its scouts were among the first girls in the nation to achieve the rank of Eagle.

For local Broadway actor, the show must go on

North Bellmore resident Jared Zirilli said he believes the pandemic may be the hardest time of a theatre actor’s life. After the lights went out on Broadway last March to curb the spread of …

A ‘charming’ addition to Bellmore Village

After swapping psychic readings for massage therapy sessions in the early days of their friendship, East Meadow residents Lori McGuire and Ilana Slavin decided to offer their services to the …

Winter sports kick off locally in Bellmore-Merrick

Last week marked the start of a vastly different winter sports season for the athletes of the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District. Tryouts for basketball, wrestling, kickline and …

Kennedy softball players team up to strike out cancer

Two John F. Kennedy High School students are teaming up to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through its Student of the Year campaign. Merrick residents Sami Levine, 15, and Lara …

Jonah’s Garden is an eden during pandemic

When the Covid-19 pandemic shut down nonessential businesses last March, Jonah Rangel held his breath. He was only weeks away from fulfilling a dream of opening his own plant shop. Fortunately, …

State to study feasibility of taking New York American Water public

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Feb. 3 that the state Department of Public Service will look into the feasibility of municipalizing New York American Water, the privately owned utility whose service …


Vaccine distribution needs improvement

The rollout of New York state’s Covid-19 vaccine distribution has been, at times, disorganized, even chaotic, but in fairness, the state has received a mere 300,000 doses per week, while the need is significantly greater than that . . .

Scott Brinton

Finding peace again, post-Trump

We lost our sense of normalcy in recent years, didn’t we? Nearly every morning of his presidency, Donald J. Trump treated us to . . .

Randi Kreiss

Grab your ladle: The soup’s on the table

This column is back by popular demand. Well, in truth, only one reader, shivering through the freezing weather, remembered that I once wrote about winter soups, and asked me to do another one.

Jerry Kremer

Laura Curran is handling Nassau County with aplomb

There are many benefits to getting older, although I often wish that I were a lot younger. When it comes to Long Island politics, I have pretty good recall going back to the mid-1950s.