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.

Good laughs for a good cause

Since Bourbon & Brews, a craft beer and bourbon bar, opened in Merrick in August 2019, it has been committed to serving the community.

Town helps seniors, residents beat the heat

The Town of Hempstead is helping residents beat the heat. With last week’s heat wave seeing temperatures well into the mid-to-high 90’s, and a real feel of the triple digits, residents needed to cool off. During times of extreme heat, seniors or individuals who may not have access to air conditioning have a hard time staying cool.

WWI Memorial gets major facelift

In front of the original Merrick Library, on Merrick Avenue, stands a World War 1 Memorial that, since it was dedicated in 1924, has seen many years of neglect.

Produce for all at the Garden at St. Francis

The Garden at St. Francis had its first farm stand of the season on Sunday, providing fresh produce, honey and eggs to shoppers and congregation members who wandered in.


Will the Russians fly away from the space station?

Given the all-but-declared new cold war between the U.S. and Russia, it may seem unsurprising that Vladimir Putin’s government would announce plans to pull out of its partnership with the International Space Station . . .

Randi Kreiss

Family time on Maine’s rocky seacoast

Things began to go sideways when the rain began, and we broke out the Monopoly set.


It’s time to go to the precinct and vote . . . again?

With school board elections and the June primary for the Assembly, it seems we’re making more trips to our polling precinct than we might make to the gym.


Two heroes, and one captain who should’ve been ashamed

A tall obelisk rises from the heart of Rockville Cemetery, the Lynbrook burial ground that dates back to the earliest days of our nation. It remembers the 139 souls lost . . .