Floral Park school community collects Thanksgiving donations for charity

The school community at John Lewis Childs School in Floral Park collected and is donating various items to Ronald McDonald House Charities for the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 25.

Local H.S. student excels on AP Drawing exam

Yan Hao Chen, a student at New Hyde Park Memorial High School student, was recognized by the school this month for her top performance on the AP Drawing Exam, which is held in May.

'She wanted to help people'

Fire Commissioner Dennis Lyons and members of the Women’s Auxiliary unit of the Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department held a commemorative event last Saturday to honor Lyons’s late wife, Arlene, who died of cancer last year, formalizing the creation of a scholarship fund in her name.

$52 million school bond vote to be held on Nov. 30

Elmont community members will vote a $52 million school bond proposal on Nov. 30. The proposed resolution adopted by the Elmont School District Board of Education focuses on the “health and safety of students and staff,” according to a statement released by the school district.

W.H. resident honored as employee of the year

Describing his decade-long tenure at document management and imaging company Seery Systems Group in Garden City as a “wonderful experience,” Richard Muller, of West Hempstead, emphasized that he has enjoyed his success: “It’s been a fun 10 years,” he said.

Editorial

Reflecting on the Sept. 11 attacks 20 years later

The Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa., set off a cascade of worldwide catastrophes over the subsequent two decades . . .

Op-Ed

Voting is an act of choice and an exercise of voice

Many people seem to confuse democracy and capitalism. Some seem to think that capitalism defines our system of government. However, our governance is based on democratic principles, including the importance of voting.