Bellmore-JFK boasts two Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists

For the first time in Kennedy High School history, there are two Society for Science & the Public Science Talent Search finalists — Andrew Brinton and Katherine St. George, both 17, of Merrick. Kennedy is one of only a handful of schools from across the country to boast more than one finalist in this most prestigious of high school science competitions, sponsored this year by the pharmaceutical company Regeneron.

Central High School District adopts 2020-21 calendar

For over two years, Muslim families in Bellmore and Merrick have attended Board of Education meetings to advocate for the inclusion of the Muslim holidays of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha on district calendars. Last week, their voices were heard.

NCDA: Merrick attorney allegedly stole nearly $300,000 from two clients

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced Friday that an attorney from Merrick  was arrested and arraigned for allegedly stealing nearly $300,000 from two clients.

Mepham High School teacher Jason Vitale remembered

The Bellmore, Merrick and Baldwin communities are mourning the loss of a longtime community advocate and beloved teacher. Hundreds of people filled the pews of St. Christopher’s Church in …

Tiny Town resident speaks for the trees

On a brisk January afternoon, Marcia DiTieri strolled through the narrow streets of the North Merrick Campgrounds, where she has lived for the past 35 years. The neighborhood, also known as Tiny …

Clavin, Town of Hempstead board sworn in

Republican Town of Hempstead officials celebrated at Town Hall on Jan. 7 as newly minted Supervisor Donald X. Clavin and the three of the town’s five council members took the oath of office. Former Supervisor Kate Murray was also sworn as town clerk, and Jeanine Driscoll stepped into Clavin’s previous position as receiver of taxes.

Laura Gillen: ‘I wouldn’t change a thing’

When Laura Gillen refused to concede in the race for her re-election to the highest seat in the Town of Hempstead, few were surprised. Much like her first term as supervisor, Gillen, a Democrat from …


Kudos to Nassau for signing climate pledge

At the Herald, we like to give credit where credit is due. In our Nov. 8-14 editorial, “Nassau should take the Climate Smart Pledge,” we called on County Executive Laura Curran . . .


L.I.’s high-tech future is on the horizon

For years, we have spoken about a so-called “brain drain” on Long Island — the steady departure of young people in their 20s and 30s. They’re fed up with the Island’s high cost of housing . . .

Scott Brinton

My colonoscopy: not the ordeal I dreaded

The doctor wished me a good sleep. Then I blacked out. I awoke a half-hour later, but it felt as if only seconds had passed. I couldn’t open my eyes. It was if they were . . .

Randi Kreiss

What’s a royal to do in the 21st century?

The queen doesn’t need a passport or a driver’s license because she’s the queen, and she gets transported anyplace she wants to go. Just a little click of those thick-heeled black shoes and off she goes, with her Corgis in tow.

Alfonse D'Amato

Killing Iran’s military mastermind was the right thing to do

The decision to attack Iranian terrorist mastermind Gen. Qassim Suleimani was the right one. The fact that the operation succeeded in killing him should be welcomed rather than second-guessed.