Scott Brinton of Merrick, senior editor of the Bellmore Herald and the Merrick Herald, has been appointed executive editor of Richner Communications Inc. in Garden City. It is the parent firm of Herald Community Newspapers, which produces 17 weekly newspapers. He will also oversee the Oyster Bay Guardian, Gold Coast Gazette and


Craig Erlich of East Setauket, chief operating officer at BRIX Holdings, a Dallas-based multibrand franchising company, has been promoted to president. He is based in BRIX’s office in Ronkonkoma and will oversee a portfolio of brands that include franchising companies for Red Mango, Smoothie Factory, Souper Salad and RedBrick Pizza.


Anne Bracken of St. James, a partner at Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles in Islandia, has been appointed to a four-year term on the State of New York Grievance Committee for the 10th Judicial District.

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Anthony Baronci of Great Neck, of counsel at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek in Uniondale, has been elected to the board of trustees of Helen KellerServices in Brooklyn.

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