Lawrence village halts ambulance bid

A process that has already taken a few years will take some more time as the Village of Lawrence board of trustees unanimously voted to reject the current bids for an ambulance and restart the bidding at a special board meeting on Jan. 12.

Nassau County comptroller goes to work

New Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman is settling into his second floor office at 240 Old Country Road in Mineola, and said he has begun to understand what it will take to do the job effectively.

Hewlett Happenings

Regeneron semifinalists, robotics winners and musical success

On Jan. 9 at noon, many Hewlett High School students waited years anxiously awaiting this moment. While the clock struck, all the students who competed in the Regeneron STS competition speedily searched for their names on the semifinalist webpage.

Atlantic Beach cycles toward a bike lane

The Village of Atlantic Beach is gearing up to make its boardwalk a better venue this summer. “We try to get most of the work on the boardwalk done in the winter,” said Deputy Mayor Edward Sullivan. “Whenever it isn’t super cold, raining or snowing.”

Taking the next step in healing and treatment

For the past 14 years at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital has contracted their wound care center to an outside company, Restorix. The only hospital on the Rockaway Peninsula unveiled a state-of-the-art self-operated center on Jan. 11, complete with two new hyperbaric oxygen machines, which aid in the healing of serious wounds.

DRS students inducted into service society

At the seventh annual Nedivei Lev Service Society induction ceremony, 16 seniors from David Renov Stahler Yeshiva High School for Boys were recognized for their community and school service and acts of kindness (chessed). Student Activities Director Rabbi Eli Brazil coordinates all the cheesed opportunities at DRS.

KolSave kosher supermarket opens in Lawrence

A new discount kosher supermarket, KolSave opened in one half of the what was Brach’s kosher supermarket at 11 Lawrence Lane in Lawrence on Jan. 8.

Peninsula Kiwanis learns about DWI, inducts a new member

The Peninsula Kiwanis, along with attorney Joseph Daniels, held a program at SaVino’s of Lynbrook where they discussed the consequences of driving while under the influence of alcohol on Jan. 10.

Far Rockaway branch changes

Because of Long Island Rail Road track work at Penn Station, the Far Rockaway branch will have two changes to its regular schedule through May 28, LIRR officials said.

Hewlett resident earns Eagle Scout rank

Joseph Cavataio, an 18-year-old from Hewlett, earned the prestigious Eagle Scout rank, the highest honor in Boy Scouts at a ceremony on Jan. 7.

Five Towners earn academic honors

Rachel Krevans and Devin Love, both of Hewlett and freshmen at the Lehigh University, were named to the fall semester dean’s list.

Attend Hewklett-Woodmere's Pre-K open house

The Hewlett-Woodmere School District will host a Pre-kindergarten Open House on Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. at the Franklin Early Childhood Center at 1180 Henrietta Place in Hewlett, Registration and more information will be available.