Merrick gas main project underway

National Grid officials announced last week that a major gas main replacement project was expected to begin on April 1, affecting parking and traffic on a number of roads in Merrick during business hours.

Crime

Former NYPD officer, teacher's assistant busted in North Merrick with drugs, cash

Nassau County police arrested a North Merrick couple — one former New York City Police Department officer and one teacher's assistant — at their home, near the Brookside school building on Tuesday, with hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash as well as opioid pills stashed away.

Finding the family she didn't know she lost

Marion Blane, of Bellmore, grew up as an only child. She described her childhood as “golden,” spending 24 hours a day, seven days a week with her parents. As a youngster, she helped them run a cosmetics business in Levittown, and continued doing so for more than 30 years. And, she said, she never once sensed anything amiss in her relationship with her parents — until she became pregnant at 20.

Crime

Murder-suicide under investigation in Bellmore

Two people are dead in Bellmore in an apparent murder-suicide on Feb. 21, according to police.

No injuries in Merrick Avenue house fire

The Merrick fire department responded to a house fire on Merrick Avenue between Arbor and Ripley Lanes at around 4 p.m. on Jan. 28.

North Merrick school pilots Google technology

The Old Mill Road Elementary School in the North Merrick School District was selected to be one of the first schools to participate in the Google Expedition Pioneers Program and pilot augmented …

North Merrick thanks its Board of Education

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.

Editorial

We must rethink state testing for grades 3-8

Welcome to another annual rite of spring: the state exams for grades three through eight.

Op-Ed

Catholics must speak up to end abuse

When I see stories of sexual abuse by clergy members, I’m often angry with many people. Mostly, I’m angry with those who allowed the abuse to go on uninterrupted for years . . .

We’ve got a plan to make L.I. commuters’ lives easier

For far too long, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been a faceless organization, with Long Island Rail Road riders paying for overpriced tickets while receiving subpar service. For …

Randi Kreiss

Uncle Joe would have loved my Aunt Helen

You might think that there’s nothing more to say about former Vice President Joe Biden and the touchy-feely behavior that makes some women “uncomfortable,” but that’s only because you didn’t know my Aunt Helen.