Merrick Library has a new director

Many people wouldn’t group the music and library industries together, but Dan Chuzmir contends that they are more alike than many think. He admitted that while his former career as an audio …

Bellmore-Merrick hosts first Hackathon

More than 100 students occupied the Brookside School gymnasium on Feb. 13 for a fierce, hours-long competition, but it wasn’t the typical sporting event you might expect. Instead of dribbling …

Local legions help vets get the benefits they need

Commander Gary Glick is leading the Jewish War Veterans Post 652’s mission to get fellow veterans the health benefits they deserve. It’s become such a big mission for Glick that he has …

Pols, advocates ask for alternatives to NYAW sale

Since American Water Works Co. announced last November that it would sell its New York operation to Liberty Utilities, elected officials and advocacy groups have sought alternatives to the plan, …

Herald Neighbors

Eagle Scout project unveiled at St. John’s in Merrick

Congregants of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Merrick gathered in front of the church on Feb. 9 for a special ceremony in recognition of Scout Sunday. Under a shimmer of sunlight, the Rev. Perry …

Cultural Arts Playhouse opens in Merrick

The muffled sounds of an eager audience gathered in the lobby crept into the theater of the Cultural Arts Playhouse in Merrick last Saturday night, but the cast of “Bare” milled about the …

Bellmore-Merrick residents elected to Literacy Nassau’s board of directors

The board of directors of Literacy Nassau, a Wantagh-based nonprofit that provides language-building programs to children and adults, recently promoted two current board members. Judy Beckman, of …

Heralds seek 2020 summer interns

Herald Community Newspapers is seeking 2020 and summer interns for our 18 community-based publications that stretch across Nassau County’s South Shore, from Valley Stream to Seaford, and Long …

Editorial

Getting NUMC off life support

The Nassau Interim Finance Authority decided to exempt the Nassau University Medical Center and NuHealth, the public-benefit corporation that runs the East Meadow hospital, from oversight in 2011, at a time when the facility was seemingly thriving.

Scott Brinton

Where’s the soul in today’s popular music?

Lately I’ve been worried that I’m becoming Andy Rooney, the curmudgeonly commentator who capped each episode of CBS’s “60 Minutes” from 1978 to 2011 with a segment titled “A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney.”

Randi Kreiss

An open letter to my dad on his birthday

I should point out that this is a really open letter, because my dad died four years ago.

Jerry Kremer

In this horse race, Bloomberg may have the best stretch run

There is an adage that politics is very much a horse race. The best horse can leave the starting gate looking like the favorite. The race is tight over the next mile plus, but . . .