Five Towners, rabbi stole over $17 million

A pair of Five Towns residents and a Queens rabbi will be sentenced for their part in a scheme to embezzle more than $17 million of city and state funding that was expected to be used for special-needs students between 3-and 5-years-old, who attend the Island Child Development Center in Far Rockaway.

Calling all Hewlett-Woodmere residents

Hewlett-Woodmere School District officials are embarking on a new strategic planning initiative — HW 2025 — and they are asking residents to take a survey.

Rambam joins call to put ex-Nazi guard on trial

Students and faculty from Rambam Mesivta Maimonides High School in Lawrence were part of the rally Monday that included hundreds outside the Jackson Heights home of the last living concentration camp guard in New York, who were demanding that Germany put Jakiw Palij on trial.

Hewlett storms past West Hempstead

Hewlett exploded for 10 runs in the fifth inning to rally past West Hempstead, 11-8, to remain undefeated atop the Conference ABC-IV softball standings.

Hewlwtt Happenings

Journeying to Decision Day was not done alone

May 1, a day of excitement and celebration. In just a couple of days, Hewlett High School seniors will fill the hallways with spirit as we proudly display what college we will soon be attending.

Lawrence High School students can rhyme any time

Seven Lawrence High School students — seniors Stanley Faynblut, Eden Kataev, Nayalise Montilla and Barbara Williams and juniors Ethan Breban, Stacy Portillo and Susan Sedhom — were awarded honorable mention certificates for “outstanding poems that were not awarded cash prizes” in the 2017 Irish Cultural Society of the Garden City Area’s Martin J. Kelly Writing Contest.

Republican Jack Martins announces run for county executive

State Senator Jack Martins joined the race for county executive on Wednesday, announcing his candidacy as a Republican at a press conference in Mineola.

Battling a 2-strike count

We’re deep into April and people are heading outdoors, but at Five Towns Mini-Golf and Batting Range, along Rockaway Turnpike in Lawrence, the business’s 40th season might not happen.

Working around the clock for her travel clients

The corporate and leisure travel business is not very relaxing, as Jodi Hersh could attest.

Hewlett High's virtual enterprise team finishes fifth

ROC Security, a virtual enterprise firm run by Hewlett High School seniors that “sells” residential, online, commercial and personal security products took fifth place at the 2017 Virtual Enterprise International Youth Business Summit in Manhattan from April 3-5.

Maragos: County will end year with $38M surplus

County Comptroller George Maragos reported on Monday that Nassau County is likely to end the year with a $38 million surplus in primary operating funds, although the surplus includes money the county borrowed.

Getting political in the Five Towns

The Inwood-AB GOP, comprised of local Nassau County Republican Committee representatives, covering Inwood, North Lawrence and Atlantic Beach, has been around for roughly 50 years.