Hanukkah message from Rabbi Susan Elkodsi

There’s a saying that “The short explanation of every Jewish holiday is: They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat!” The festival of Hanukkah is certainly no exception, as it celebrates the …

Water commissioners address chemical water issues at meeting

At a recent meeting held by Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association, of which West Hempstead Water District Commissioner Kenneth Wenthen Jr. serves as Treasurer, guest speaker Dr. Harold …

Scammers continue to strike

“My father hasn’t willingly answered the phone at his house in 20 years,” said T.J. Hatter, Long Island director of intergovernmental affairs. “Ever since he got an answering machine, he …

Students pledge to take a stand for bullied teen

“If you see something, say something,” said Terri Leno, a member of the Parents Club at St. Thomas the Apostle School in West Hempstead. This was the message Leno promoted in her speech at …

Editorial

Find peace through understanding this holiday season

In Arabic-speaking and predominantly Muslim parts of the world, Christmas is known as Eid al Milad, or the Festival of the Birthday, referring to the birth of Christ. Although not an essential part of Muslim tradition . . .