Monthly Archive:: January 2016

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Merrick Chamber Names its Man and Woman of the Year

The Merrick Chamber of Commerce has selected its 2016 Man of the Year and 2016 Woman of the Year, as well as it 2016 Merrick Professional of the Year and the 2016 Merrick Merchant of the Year, all of who will

McDonough Calls for end to GEA

New York State Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) attended a press conference held recently by Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) in Albany calling for several major education reforms as the legislature begins its 2016 session. The press conference, attended by many members

Residents Appear Critical of WASENC Report

DOUGLAS FINLAY Residents challenged the sitting board of the Water Authority of South East Nassau County recently on findings contained in its report issued in August 2014 that said the cost of a takeover of NYAmerican Water (Aqua) would be more

Merrick Chamber Names Professional, and Merchant of the Year

Louise Pitlake, associate real estate broker at Douglas Elliman Real Estate on Merrick Road, has been named the Merrick Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Professional of the Year. Meanwhile, Peter Holmstedt, proprietor of the Holmes Service Center on Merrick Avenue, has been

Bellmore Chamber Names New Honorees

(photo: Nancy Weshkoff)At its annual installation dinner this past week the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores named four Bellmore residents as “Chamber Board Member of the Year,” Lifetime Achievements Award Winners,” Chamber Member of the Year” and “Community Person of

“SmeFest’ Coming in June

The first ‘Smes’ Fest honoring the renaissance and medieval times in which Calhoun High School teacher Doug Smestad found himself irrevocably drawn to – and which became a large part of his life as reflected through Smestad’s Knights – will be