BREAKING NEWS: Governor Cuomo: School's out through April 15


Five Towns institutions and oganizations help residents through coronavirus pandemic

Updated March 29 at 11 a.m. With rubber gloves on her hands and a facemask wrapped around her nose and mouth, Inwood resident Sasha Young handed out bleach, dish detergent and muffins to Five Towns residents, along with a diced pineapple snack cup, if they came with children, at  the Community Center on Lawrence Avenue in Lawrence on March 27.

Nassau County collection of medical supplies runs through April 3

County Executive Laura Curran, Police Commissioner of Police Patrick J. Ryder and Office of Emergency Managment  Commissioner Steven Morelli said that Nassau County will begin accepting donations of medical supplies at Eisenhower Park due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Adjusting to the new norm during the coronavirus outbreak

Amid the outbreak of the coronavirus, staying inside for a majority of the day has quickly become the norm. Parents are working from home and children, who are out of school, are “distance learning” — doing schoolwork remotely.

Businesses working to get over the COVID-19 bump

This time of the year is a busy one for stores as shoppers prepare for holidays such as Passover and Easter.

Bonding and solving real-world problems with Hewlett High School robotics

The Hewlett High School robotics team Roboboogie meets every Friday for six hours to prepare and discuss its plans for the season. Divided into …

Atlantic Beach boardwalk is closed

The half-mile long Atlantic Beach boardwalk is closed as of March 27, village Mayor George Pappas said. On March 26, Long Beach officials closed the city’s boardwalk.

Lawrence-based Achiezer providing steady updates, food delivery plan

Lawrence-bassed Achiezer has been in high gear throughout the coronavirus crisis, providing information, coordination and support in countless areas.

Hewlett Happenings

Taking stock of what matters amid coronavirus

On March 16, the life of every student at Hewlett High School was drastically changed. That Monday was the first day of distance learning for students through a mandatory two-week closure period in …

Hewlett Fire Department adds to emergency response policies

Because of the coronavirus outbreak the Hewlett Fire Department has revised some its emergency procedures concerning medical services and responding to emergencies

Governor Cuomo moves presidential primary date as COVID-19 cases top 52,000 statewide, 5,550 in Nassau

Governor Cuomo has moved the presidential primary date from April 28 to June 23 because, he said, of concern over possible COVID-19 spread during the primary. The move came Saturday as coronavirus …

Feeding local heroes and friends on the South Shore

Support for restaurants in the Five Towns and other South Shore communities has blossomed in a brief time to hundreds of contributors paying for meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner – to be delivered to essential businesses and services, ranging from doctors’ offices to CVS, hospitals, and police precincts, amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Five Towns houses of worship continue to connect with congregants amid coronavirus outbreak

Temple Hillel Rabbi Steven Graber of the Conservative Jewish synagogue in North Woodmere is speaking to his congregants through a video on YouTube and conducting weekday evening services at 7:30 p.m., and Shabbat services at 6 p.m. 

Handing out coronavirus on the street

Whether you are professional sanitation worker from Sanitary District 1 who is paid to pick up the trash in the Five Towns, a business owner trying to keep the space outside clean or a child who …

Lawrence Elementary School students visit the 4th Precinct in Hewlett

Off the school bus they came, 40 third- and fifth-graders from Lawrence Elementary School marched into the 4th Precinct in Hewlett on March 11 delivering two boxes filled of goodies for the Nassau …

Gourmet Glatt in Cedarhurst and Woodmere checking shoppers temperatures at entrances

With the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the Five Towns, Gourmet Glatt is taking extra safety precautions at their stores in Woodmere and Cedarhurst. Security guards stationed at the …

Cedarhurst JCC SHOP serves up a large helping of assistance

No stranger to helping through crises, whether it be the financial downturn in 2008 and 2009, Hurricane Sandy in 2012 or the day-to-day assistance it always provides, the Marion & Aaron Gural JCC and its Rina Shkolnik Kosher Food Panty at the SHOP has been serving as a pickup and delivery service with food for older adults and those enduring hard times amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Cedarhurst suspends all metered parking and alternate side rule through March 28

Cedarhurst village suspended all meter enforcement  and the alternate side parking rule  through March 28.  "All other laws and regulations, such as blocking a hydrant, double parking, parking in a crosswalk, bus stop, loading zone or handicapped spot, etc., will be enforced," Mayor Benjamin Weinstock said.

Triple meal deal at Lawrence schools

The van pulled into the area near a blue tent sent up over two tables at the Lawrence UPK at the Number Two School in Inwood on March 18 and Whitsons’ General Manager Beth Drayer and driver Paul O’Malley unloaded the  packed with crates filled with breakfast and lunch for three days: Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

County panel surveying how COVID-19 is hurting businesses

Nassau County’s Coronavirus Economic Advisory Council is asking business owners to fill out a confidential survey to gauge how the COVID-19 outbreak is hurting small, medium and big businesses …

Heralds seek 2020 summer interns

Herald Community Newspapers is seeking 2020 and summer interns for our 18 community-based publications that stretch across Nassau County’s South Shore, from Valley Stream to Seaford, and Long …