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Longtime incumbents challenged in Lawrence School District

School district voting on proposed budgets, board trustees and propositions will have a completely different feel as there is no in-person voting this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. All voting will be done by mail-in ballot as mandated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Herald Endorsement

Vote ‘yes’ to Lawrence budget; re-elect Forman and Mansdorf

The proposed 2020-21 Lawrence School District budget of $102.49 million is just $41,000 larger than the current spending plan, but boasts new programs and the expansion of existing ones — a list including math, driver’s ed, professional development for teachers, instruction for students with dyslexia, and parental workshops.

Pandemic is a ‘hectic time’ to be saving lives in Atlantic Beach

First responders across Long Island have had to change the way they treat patients during the coronavirus pandemic. Emergency service units such as Atlantic Beach Rescue now face new challenges when …

Planning Commission gives OK to Lawrence, Woodsburgh and Hempstead town to create new zoning plan for Woodmere Club

The Nassau County Planning Commission gave a thumbs up the villages of Lawrence, Woodsburgh and the Town of Hempstead for their proposal to create a coastal conservation district zoning plan for the …

Hewlett High School alums combine to write ‘The Way It Used to Be’

Two Hewlett High School graduates decided to try to spread joy amid the turbulent times of the coronavirus pandemic, teaming up to write and illustrate a book that aims to help children understand …

While in remission, pandemic concerns remain

Over the last three months we all faced unprecedented challenges. The personal, familial and communal impacts of the coronavirus pandemic were, in many cases, overwhelming. And it’s not over yet. The best we can say is that the situation is in remission.

Five Towns businesses start to reopen

As Long Island moved into Week Two of the state’s Phase One reopening, business owners who had not been operating since the coronavirus pandemic business closures began in March started to mobilize manpower and materials for the restart.

Hewlett High School students help donate PPE

With the help of some local officials, a Hewlett resident has lent a helping hand to his community during the coronavirus pandemic.

Celebrating Woodmere resident Stephen Witt’s 84th birthday

During a time when every traditional activity associated with the spring has been canceled or substantially altered because of the coronavirus pandemic, people have found ways to  mark …

Levi Yitzchak Family Center & Library in Cedarhurst damaged

Levi Yitzchak Family Center & Library officials said that the facility on Central Avenue in Cedarhurst was vandalized on May 30.

Far Rockaway march, a peaceful protest; Cedarhurst, Lawrence had curfews

Score one for the organizers, government officials and the Nassau and New York City police departments as the Far Rockaway George Floyd protest on Tuesday was as peaceful and supportive as any nonviolent rallies have been in the past week.

HAFTR Highlights

Coming together amid the crisis, wishing everyone well

As this unconventional school year comes to a close, we say goodbye with the hope that school reopens in September. I have learned so much about the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway and …


Inwood crossing guard Marcia ‘Marcy’ Moreines, 84

Her family described a person who did not need to be applauded or exalted, however Marcia “Marcy” Moreines appeared to be a woman who knew when action was needed.

Former Hewlett Fire Department chief William Koehler, 93

For family and friends who knew him, William Koehler, “Bill” was a hard-working man known for his community service and love for his family.  The longtime Hewlett resident Koehler died …

Cedarhurst man arrested for alleged Valley Stream burglary

A Cedarhurst man was arrested by police for an alleged burglary of a Valley Stream of a business at 1:01 a.m. on May 31.