Rockin 4 Rescue to host 3rd annual benefit concert

When Curt and Bobbie Arnel started adopting dogs from rescue groups, their eyes were opened to what these organizations go through to ensure the safety and well-being of countless dogs and cats. Wanting to do something to help, the Arnels, of Merrick, founded Rockin 4 Rescue, a nonprofit whose sole purpose is to give back to rescue groups on Long Island.

Michael Giangregorio wins open Nassau County seat

Michael Giangregorio has spent years working with local politicians on improving the lives of families affected by autism. Now he will get the chance to continue this work — and improve the lives of all of his constituents — as Nassau County’s newest legislator.

What to expect in Bellmore-Merrick: Upgrades are coming to Newbridge Road Park

Over the next few months, Bellmore and Merrick residents can expect a lot of upgrades coming to parks in the Town of Hempstead, including some additional renovations to Newbridge Road Park.

Congregation Beth Ohr

Costumes and carnivals, all for Purim

The Jewish community of Bellmore-Merrick gathered last Sunday for the 28th Annual Mel Polay Purim Carnival.

Exploring the night sky is easy, with a telescope from the library

Amateur astronomer Tom Lynch has been helping libraries in Nassau County purchase and maintain telescopes that can be borrowed, just like a book. All that, and more, is available at both of Bellmore's libraries.

Jerry Kremer

It’s time to give Joe Biden a break

Since taking office, President Biden has been the subject of all manner of criticism. Most of it focuses on his age. He is described as weak, bumbling, demented and a host of other unkind adjectives. But somehow . . .

Randi Kreiss

Open to learning new stuff? Jump on my list.

Born with the teaching gene and not likely to recover any time soon: That is my self-diagnosis.


A year later, still defending freedom, democracy

The moment Russian President Vladimir Putin marched his forces across the border into neighboring Ukraine, the world was shocked.

Peter King

At the Capitol, it was almost as if I’d never left

Last month I made my first visit to Capitol Hill since Dec. 28, 2020, the day I had cast my final vote on the floor of Congress before my retirement from the House of Representatives.