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Kenneth Minor, the Harlem resident who helped Woodmere resident Jeffrey Locker kill himself as part of a suicide-for-hire insurance scheme in 2008, said he was sorry as Manhattan state Supreme Court Judge Laura Ward sentenced Minor to 12 years in prison on Oct. 20. more
Second of two parts. In the predawn darkness on a lonesome January day this year, Long Island Coalition for the Homeless volunteers were out amid a cold snap so harsh that it numbed hands and froze eyelashes, scouring the streets for the homeless. Greta Guarton was among them. more
Five fire departments battled a fire at 1744 Rockaway Avenue in Hewlett on Oct. 15.The Hewlett Fire Department was notified at 4:57 p.m., officials said. more
A woman pulled into her Mervin Street driveway in Inwood at 7:52 p.m. on Oct. 16, and as she got out of her car a man with a handgun demanded her pocketbook, according to police. more
A Manhattan man was arrested for allegedly robbing the Bank of America branch at 400 Central Ave. in Lawrence on Oct. 16, police said. more
Three Hewlett High School students, two from Lawrence High and their group partner from the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway were named semifinalists in the 2014 Siemens Competition in Match, Science and Technology on Oct. 16. Arthur Chen and Lee Blackburn are the Lawrence students, and Justin Lish is from HAFTR. Their project is “Optimization of Catalytic Activity in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells Utilizing Functionalized Graphene Oxide/Partially Reduced Graphene Oxide Coatings.” They found way to reduce carbon monoxide levels that poison the fuel cells to increase efficiency and reduce the cost of producing those cells. more
New York State Senate candidate Michael Venditto, a Republican from Massapequa, is running for the 8th Senate District seat vacated by Charles Fuschillo Jr., a Merrick Republican, in January. Venditto’s one-time opponent, David Denenberg, a Democrat from Merrick, recently dropped out of the race amid civil fraud charges leveled at him by his former law firm, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron. The Herald asked Venditto to speak about the issues. more
An eclectic audience of music lovers filled Madison Theatre at Molloy College in Rockville Centre last weekend as the South Shore Symphony welcomed rock legend and composer Keith Emerson as guest … more
One would think collapsing into bed late on a Sunday night after finishing homework would be a complete relief, although the upcoming week’s commitments flow through your brain. more
The Common College Application, informally known as the College App. That new episode of “American Horror Story.” Teacher Recommendations. Football. Test scores. All topics of conversations I heard walking through the halls of Lawrence High School last week. more
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