Athletes return from Israel with medals in hand

Several young athletes from Bellmore-Merrick returned from Israel last week with medals in hand, having competed and done exceptionally well at the 2022 Maccabiah Games.

Garden club teaches healthy lawn tactics; seeks to expand

There have been garden clubs in the United States since 1891, when the very first one was founded in Athens, Georgia. Their primary purpose is simple: Members learn about horticulture and how to sustain a healthy garden so they, in turn, can teach others to become gardeners themselves.

Ensuring that every student has supplies

Parents in North Merrick are doing their part to help kids get ready for the new school year.

Ready to run: Book highlights triathlete’s journey

At some point in their life, every person has hit a slump, whether that be in their work life, social life, or everyday life. Sometimes it feels as if there is no way out of that slump.

Hitting it out of the park at state tourney

On the heels of a remarkable undefeated season, a 10-and-under softball team in the North Bellmore North Merrick Little League made its way through Long Island competition to take at crack at the New York State Little League Championship Tournament.

Jerry Kremer

Courage is too rare a commodity these days

One of my all-time favorite books was written by the late President John F. Kennedy in 1956, four years before he became president. The book, “Profiles in Courage” . . .

Randi Kreiss

Governor DeSantis: Teachers need to be educated

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s plan to allow U.S. veterans to teach in Florida classrooms is a terrific concept — if and when the veterans earn bachelor’s degrees and complete teacher training programs.


Protect democracy: Become an election protector

During the dog days of summer, many people are more apt to relax on vacation than to think about whom they plan to vote for in the upcoming elections, never mind how they can help ensure voters’ rights at the polling place.


Where’s the county’s plan for opioid settlement funds?

Nassau County’s ongoing mission to address the opioid addiction crisis is one of the most important and most heart-wrenching issues I contend with . . .