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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 …

Students react to Chauvin verdict

It has been nearly a year since thousands of protesters demanded justice on the streets of Merrick after the killing of George Floyd, a Minneapolis resident and a Black man, at the hands of a white …

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 …

After pandemic year, Cub Scouts step up

It was a long year for Cub Scout Troop 206, as the pandemic upended almost every activity that is synonymous with being a scout. Camping, get togethers, projects and outings had to be reimagined …

A bountiful Earth Day at Brookside School

Students in the Meadowbrook Alternative Program and the PREP Academy in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District marked Earth Day by spending time in the sun and planting greenery on April …

Fall festivals set to return in September

This year, the sights of the carnival rides, the sounds of the crowds and the smells of the food trucks will return in September.  While there may be some changes — and the chambers’ plans are still being developed — the festivals should look much the same as in years past.

Mepham to host in-person St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser

Wellington C. Mepham High School will be hosting its 11th St. Baldrick’s fundraiser on May 27. This year’s event will be an in-person event following Covid protocols and will be covered …

Editorial

For goodness’ sake, get vaccinated

We’re steadily getting there — herd immunity, when a minimum of 60 to 70 percent of Americans will be vaccinated against Covid-19. As of press time this week . . .

Scott Brinton

The story that haunts me all these years later

I covered the Bellmore-JFK High School Homecoming parade in the fall of 2004. It was a sunny day, full of carefree teenagers. I could never have imagined then that that day would haunt me still.

Op-Ed

Maintaining a teacher’s freedom to teach

It was recently reported that a group of Rockville Centre parents accused a high school social studies teacher of criticizing police during class, and wanted her to be reprimanded. The district superintendent . . .

Randi Kreiss

Why are young girls mean to one another?

Time-travel with me. The year was 1957. We had just moved to Cedarhurst from Queens, and it was the first day of class at Number Three School on Broadway.