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Brooks hosts end of session Town Hall

On Thursday, July 15, State Sen. John Brooks, a Democrat from Seaford who represents the 8th Senate District, hosted a virtual town hall webinar to discuss accomplishments from the 2021 session.

Merrick man pleads guilty to manslaughter in wife's strangulation

A Merrick man pled guilty to manslaughter for the strangling death of his wife in February 2020.

Mepham graduate launches business amid pandemic

When Wellington C. Mepham High School graduate Valerie Manzo found the chance to start her own business during the pandemic, she jumped at the opportunity. Under Val’s Crafty Creations, Manzo, …

Diversity education debated at Merrick board meeting

On July 12, dozens of Merrick residents gathered at the Norman J. Levy Lakeside Elementary School for the Merrick School Board’s July meeting.

Local teen is international science competition finalist

Tyler Bissoondial, a rising junior at John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore, is a finalist in an international science competition that challenges students to find practical solutions to some of …

Community healing hike takes place in Merrick

On July 10, Long Island residents gathered at the Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve in Merrick for a “healing hike,” a monthly hike that is organized by the Long Island Progressive …

Three trees down in North Bellmore, homes damaged

On July 12, three trees fell down around 3:30 p.m. on Albemarle Avenue in North Bellmore, causing significant damage to homes and utility polls. The Bellmore Fire Department, Nassau County Police, and PSEG responded.


We’re in the thick of summer — safety first!

Summer should be a time of joy, spent hanging out at the beach and barbecuing in the backyard. Too often, however, summer turns tragic when it needn’t.

Scott Brinton

A writer enlightens us on ‘antiracism’

Until recently, I had never thought deeply how radical my parents were when I was a child. I’m not sure they realized it at the time.

Randi Kreiss

Searching the heavens for common ground

I just booked a reservation to see the next full solar eclipse. Call me an optimist; I expect to be there.


Affordable homeownership for all must be a priority

June was National Homeownership Month. For many, homeownership is a part of the American dream that is proving to be increasingly difficult to attain. Long Island home prices . . .


Four milestones on the road to racial equity

Four milestones were reached in June on the road to racial equity. They recognize progress while underscoring the distance yet to be traveled.