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The Mepham High School community packed the auditorium on Dec. 9 for the highly anticipated 11th annual “Mr. Mepham” pageant, which pitted nine student contestants in a friendly battle of wit, brains and talent to compete for the coveted title. more
John F. Kennedy High School, in Bellmore, regularly boasts a number of semifinalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, and this year is no exception. Three seniors were announced as Regeneron scholars on Jan. 8, and the students’ months-long projects led to practical, potentially world-changing conclusions. more
For over two years, Muslim families in Bellmore and Merrick have attended Board of Education meetings to advocate for the inclusion of the Muslim holidays of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha on district calendars. Last week, their voices were heard. more
Republican Town of Hempstead officials celebrated at Town Hall on Jan. 7 as newly minted Supervisor Donald X. Clavin and the three of the town’s five council members took the oath of office. Former Supervisor Kate Murray was also sworn as town clerk, and Jeanine Driscoll stepped into Clavin’s previous position as receiver of taxes. more
Geena Cantalupo, a 2014 graduate of Calhoun High School, began her first tour of duty with the North Carolina Army National Guard in Kuwait in October, preventing her from spending the holidays with … more
As residents checked into Mepham High School on Saturday for the Fine & Performing Arts Parent Association’s inaugural Winter Festival, they heard holiday melodies echoing in the halls. … more
The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District Board of Education was set to approve the 2020-21 calendar at its Dec. 4 meeting, but before regular business began, Trustee Dr. Nancy Kaplan … more
Newly elected Town of Hempstead Supervisor, Don Clavin, announced his transition team at the Hofstra University Club on Monday. The team, which is comprised of more than 50 people, is headed by … more
Part four in a series. More than 50 years ago, racial tensions in the Malverne School District peaked. Prejudice divided the local community as hostilities mounted. Today, however, the district is … more
Following a season full of victories, the Bellmore-Merrick Lady Sharks continued their momentum at the Nassau County Girls’ Swimming and Diving Championships on Nov. 9. The squad finished second behind Garden City High School, their conference rival. more
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