Thank you, Jack, for 50 years of service

When John Dziedzic — better known as Jack — joined the Merrick Fire Department’s Hook & Ladder Company No. 1 in 1972, he likely didn’t realize how quickly 50 years would go by.

Mepham High hosts ‘Stairway Climb’

Wellington C. Mepham High School in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District hosted a stairway climb on Nov. 10 in honor and remembrance of lives lost and first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11.

School Daze with Talya Lippman

Food is universal. It alters depending on where you travel around the world, but all food has a shared purpose. It is to be simply eaten and enjoyed.

Sue Moller, breast cancer survivor, reflects on NYC's toughest race, one week later

Sue Moller wasn’t always a runner. The 43-year-old North Merrick native, a guidance counselor at Lynbrook High School, admittedly hated running. She dreaded having to run a mile in high school, and for most of her adult life, that attitude prevailed.

Jerry Kremer

The challenges for the Long Island Four

Once upon a time, there was a group known as the Long Island Nine. They were the nine Republican state senators . . .

Randi Kreiss

Being vulnerable, a new holiday ritual

Can we settle in and be real? No, not everyone is having a better time than you. No, you aren’t the only one who wishes you’d passed on the second slice of coconut custard pie.


Remembering for those who no longer can

There are very few people left who can answer the question, “Where were you when Pearl Harbor was bombed?”


‘Energy efficient’ may become a contradiction in terms

Hearings are getting under way on a proposal to socialize energy on Long Island. It would make the Long Island Power Authority the region’s sole entity responsible for keeping our lights on.