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From the way she dashed around her toy-laden living room, springing from the couch to the floor and back, you would assume that Nikki Kramer, of Merrick, was just like any other energetic 9-year-old. … more
A year ago, Mepham High School senior Lorrie Dellacroce, then a junior and the new starting point guard of the girls’ varsity basketball team, had a promising season cut short in devastating … more
At an inter-district match between Calhoun and Mepham high schools on Jan. 8, the varsity wrestling teams were recognized for their participation in an island-wide campaign to combat the local opioid … more
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. more
The Mepham High School community packed the auditorium on Dec. 9 for the highly anticipated 11th annual “Mr. Mepham” pageant, which pitted nine student contestants in a friendly battle of wit, brains and talent to compete for the coveted title. more
John F. Kennedy High School, in Bellmore, regularly boasts a number of semifinalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, and this year is no exception. Three seniors were announced as Regeneron scholars on Jan. 8, and the students’ months-long projects led to practical, potentially world-changing conclusions. more
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. more
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. more
Geena Cantalupo, a 2014 graduate of Calhoun High School, began her first tour of duty with the North Carolina Army National Guard in Kuwait in October, preventing her from spending the holidays with … more
As residents checked into Mepham High School on Saturday for the Fine & Performing Arts Parent Association’s inaugural Winter Festival, they heard holiday melodies echoing in the halls. … more
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