Pool safety highlighted in Bellmore

On the verge of public pools opening in the Town of Hempstead for the summer, the authors of “Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim” returned to the Newbridge Road Park Pool in Bellmore to promote pool safety.

Kennedy’s Levine receives $4,000 scholarship

John F. Kennedy High School graduate Jake Levine is the receiver of a $4,000 Environmental Scholarship for his research in water systems.

North Bellmore man arrested for leaving scene after police say he hit motorcycle cop

A North Bellmore man has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident after he allegedly struck a Nassau County police officer on routine motorcycle patrol. The suspect, police said, was …

Mepham grad raises thousands for women in need

Instead of relaxing at the beach or binging the latest TV show this summer, Alexa Telano, 25, of North Bellmore, is dedicating her free time to making a difference in the community.

Bellmore and Merrick haven’t seen the last of Cajun cuisine

It’s been a rough year for Bellmore-Merrick’s Cajun restaurants. Last November, The Bayou in North Bellmore closed its doors after 32 years, followed by R.S. Jones closing in April. Within five months, the community felt a large hole in their local restaurant scene. But when one chapter closes, another one opens.


Let undocumented immigrants drive legally

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed the aptly named Green Light Law, which will allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. This isn’t a new law. If anything, it takes New York back to the more trusting years before Sept. 11, 2001.

Scott Brinton

Showing migrants compassion is never a crime

I remember an expanse of scrubland with massive saguaro cacti stretching out to a ridge in the distance. The sun was setting, and the evening light crept over the rocky outcrop before me. From behind the cacti, ragged-looking men suddenly appeared . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

Dems veer hard left, headed for a cliff

Watching the Democratic debate marathon(s) two weeks ago drove home to me just how far to the political left the Democratic Party has veered. If it keeps this up . . .

Randi Kreiss

Buggy brilliance lights up the summer sky

We’re in the warm clutch of summer, when fireflies begin their dance through the deep velvet nights of June and early July. Summer in our villages and towns has to be held close and breathed in . . .