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Vote ‘yes’ on Bellmore-Merrick school budget

In an unprecedented year, the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District showed exactly why its student body continues to be among the highest performing on Long Island. The consistent practice of …

Many hands, light work

Armed with brooms, rakes and gloves, volunteers were ready to hit the streets on Sunday, May 2. The South Merrick Community Civic Association joined with the Merrick Community Cleanup Crew to …

Many hands, light work

Armed with brooms, rakes and gloves, volunteers were ready to hit the streets on Sunday, May 2. The South Merrick Community Civic Association joined with the Merrick Community Cleanup Crew to …

Ruth Kirsch, pioneer of North Merrick library, dies at 95

Ruth Kirsch, a life-long book lover who helped create the North Merrick Library decades ago, passed away on April 3, 2021.  She was 95 years old.

Volleyball title a first for Calhoun

The top-seeded Colts dominated Bethpage in Tuesday evening’s Nassau Division II boys’ volleyball championship match, 25-14, 25-20, 25-16 for their first-ever county title before a spirited home crowd at Brookside School.

Calhoun boys capture cross-country title

Calhoun’s boys’ cross-country team parlayed an undefeated regular season into its first Nassau County championship since 2015. The Colts, paced by freshman Logan Schaeffler, produced …

Residents rally against hike in water rates

On Monday, roughly 25 New York American Water customers rallied at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola to decry a fast-approaching rate hike and push the State …

Editorial

The many advantages of Covid-19 inoculation

Last year, the guidance we received from the government was straightforward: Wear a mask, keep your distance from others and stay at home if you’re able. Now, with millions of people being vaccinated . . .

Op-Ed

‘Woke’ claims, anti-racism and the road forward

News sources are filled with reports of claims about “woke” universities and corporations, complaints about critical race theory and anti-racism training sessions . . .

Randi Kreiss

Gotta get up, get out and do something bold

As poet Mary Oliver asks, “What will you do with your one wild and precious life?” In our (almost) post-pandemic lives, the question presses us for an answer.

Jerry Kremer

Saying farewell to a president who put Hofstra on the map

I take note of the impending retirement of Dr. Stuart Rabinowitz, the president of Hofstra University. Having been a trustee of the university for almost 30 years, I have come to understand . . .