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Lawrence could play varsity winter sports

With the lifting of the state’s prohibition against high-risk sports such as basketball and wrestling, the possibility of Lawrence schools reinstating winter sports could become a reality.

North Woodmere native part of inauguration video

Seth Rudetsky, a musician, actor, writer and radio host, who grew up in North Woodmere graduated Hewlett High School, was part of the Broadway video put together for the inauguration. He produced the songs and was in the band.

Hewlett-Woodmere PTA raises over $1,000

Hewlett-Woodmere School District’s Central Council PTA raised more than $1,000 through its “Stronger Together” fundraiser, a first of its kind for the PTA, that sold a unique collection of clothing items for children and adults that celebrated the strength of the Hewlett-Woodmere community.

Hewlett-based psychologist Dr. Richard Sternberg writes ‘By Reason of Insanity’

Hewlett-based psychologist and psychoanalyst Dr. Richard Sternberg wrote a book that describes the backgrounds of criminally insane people that he came across while working at a psychiatric …

Hewlett-Woodmere names Phillip McEneaney interim director of Health, Safety and Security

Former member of the New York City Police Department Phillip McEneaney has been appointed as interim director of Health, Safety and Security for the Hewlett-Woodmere School District as of  Jan. …

Learn how to create a personal Holocaust presentation

An online course hosted by the Nassau County Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Museum, “Preserving Your Family Story: How to Prepare a Personal Presentation about the Holocaust,” is geared towards aiding second and third  generation descendants of Holocaust Survivors bring their family’s stories and experiences to life in order to inform posterity.


Former Hewlett Fire Department Chief William Lahey, 87, dies

Longtime Five Towns resident William Edward Lahey, the patriarch of the Lahey family, several of whom have served as firefighters in the Hewlett Fire Department over three generations, died on Jan. 9 at his home in Woodmere after what was described as a prolonged illness. He was 87.

Lawrence rabbi receives written threat

A lengthy, threatening note slipped into a package of Five Towns Jewish Times newspapers that were left on the doorstep of Rabbi Kenneth Hain’s Lawrence home last Friday attacked him after Hain, a prominent spiritual leader, took a stand against a news photo that the outlet recently published on its front page.

HAFTR Highlights

Fun and games, kindness bonds HAFTR students

As Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway High School wraps up first semester, students and faculty are so grateful to have been learning in person, uninterrupted.

Restaurants can apply for New York state grants

Restaurants can apply for New York state grants for up to $5,000 from the state economic development agency for help to survive through the coronavirus pandemic.