Meadowbrook Alternative Program principal honored with BOCES award

Susan Ellinghaus, principal of the Meadowbrook Alternative Program in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District, was recently lauded as one of the most devoted supporters of public education …

Artists excel in Merrick

During their May meeting, the Merrick Board of Education and administration honored the district’s nine students who were selected for this year’s Nassau County All-County Art Exhibit held at …

Baldwin sees worst of crossing guard shortage

There are certain days when all uniformed police officers in the Nassau County Police Department’s Baldwin-based 1st Precinct are unable to respond to crimes for several hours, according to the …

‘The music is my company’

Baldwinite Vincent “Bobby” Ferrari has a difficult time hearing those who are talking right in front of him — the 99-year-old often has to ask people to raise their voices, or repeat …

Chabad keeps hope alight in the darkness

The shots that killed Lori Kaye in San Diego’s Chabad of Poway on April 27 were felt on the other side of the country as well, in Merrick’s and Bellmore’s Jewish communities. Members of the Chabad Center for Jewish Life gathered at the Merrick-based center last week to mourn as one.

North Merrick school pilots Google technology

The Old Mill Road Elementary School in the North Merrick School District was selected to be one of the first schools to participate in the Google Expedition Pioneers Program and pilot augmented …

North Merrick thanks its Board of Education

The North Merrick School District thanked the Board of Education – President Wendy Gargiulo, Vice President John Pinto, and Trustees Edward Corona, Steve Enella, Jennifer Hyland, Tracey Miller, and Todd Ransom – at the November 14th Board of Education meeting as part of School Board Recognition Week.


Albany must pass sex harassment bills

After the #MeToo movement exploded into the national consciousness in 2017 and 2018, New York state lawmakers recently proposed no fewer than 11 bills to strengthen the state’s sexual harassment laws.


One more shameless appointment by town GOP

Town of Hempstead Republicans practically swelled with pride on April 16, after the Town Board unanimously passed a revamped ethics code.

Scott Brinton

What’s the deal with the Green New Deal?

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old Democrat from the Bronx, is surely the most dangerous elected official now in office. You know she is because . . .

Jerry Kremer

Republicans are the party of the blame game

I’m a big believer in bipartisanship. I come from an era when Democrats and Republicans worked together successfully on a variety of important issues. As a Democrat, I remember the Republican Party as the party of Lincoln, the party of Ronald Reagan . . .