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Gov.: Covid-19 outbreak continues to shift to L.I.

 Coronavirus cases in Nassau County continued to climb steadily overnight from Saturday into Sunday, nearly reaching 14,400, up from 13,346 the day before — an almost 8 percent increase, …

Hewlett dentist offering access to COVID-19 test

With testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus at a premium, given the number of tests available, the number of places administering them and available time slots, the Hewlett- and Oceanside-based dental practice of Drs. Ron Kaminer and Melissa Rosenfeld, Smiles by Design, is offering tests through MicroGenDx, a Texas-based dental supplier and laboratory.

No Sanitary District 1 chometz drop off locations in the Five Towns

Sanitary District 1 Superintendent George Pappas said that after consulting with “many community leaders, and out of an abundance of caution,” there will no drop off locations at local Long Island Rail Road stations and synagogues of chometz, not-for-kosher items for Passover, because of the coronavirus pandemic

Inwood Fire Department receives ‘care package’ from upstate East Fishkill FD

With the coronavirus pandemic spreading across Nassau County, a fire department roughly 75 miles north of the Inwood Fire Department pitched in to lend a helping hand to their downstate colleagues.

Midreshet Shalhevet H.S. in North Woodmere to close permanently

Because of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Midreshet Shalhevet High School, in North Woodmere, announced in an email on April 1 that the school will not reopen in September.

Passover Greeting

How is this Passover different from all others?

In some ways, it is exactly like the original Passover, as we return to the time when it all began, on that fateful night in Egypt. In describing the events of the original Passover, the Torah …

Passover Greeting

Sparks in the darkness

The Jewish mystical tradition asks: How was it possible for God to create the universe if God’s presence encompasses everything. The Kabbalah’s answer is that God had to contract — …

Schools facing ‘a Herculean task’ ahead

With schools closed at least until April 15, as ordered by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, school districts have adopted “distance learning” to maintain their students’ instruction. For the …

Five Towns sights and signs of the times

From Inwood to Hewlett and all around the Five Towns the sights and signs are quite different now compared to three weeks ago, as the coronavirus pandemic, the outbreak of what is called COVID-19, …

Passover Greeting

Passover: Our holiday of hope, symbols and family

The holiday of Passover captures the history, heritage, hopes and indomitable spirit of the Jewish people through our 4,000-year odyssey. The story and lessons of the Exodus from Egypt act as a …

Five Towns school budget votes delayed to at least June 1

School budget votes in the Lawrence and Hewlett-Woodmere school districts have been delayed until at least June 1 because of the coronavirus outbreak, by order of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  The votes …


Lawrence native Harvey Sheff dies at 59

Lawrence native Harvey Jay Sheff was known as a mensch, a Yiddish word that encapsulates a person’s capacity for being all the things we admire: smart, athletic, considerate and polite.

Cleaning up in messy times

Even in the best of times, the more than 100 Sanitary District 1 workers that collect and process roughly 39,000 tons of solid waste each year have a difficult, dirty job, gathering the refuse and …

Cedarhurst officials: Properly dispose of gloves, masks and sanitizing wipes

Cedarhurst officials noted the proliferation of discarded gloves, masks and sanitizing wipes in the streets and parking lots across the village.

Lawrence Lately

Perseverance is the key to thriving in quarantine

These past few weeks have been a bit jarring, to say the least. As a result of the coronavirus health crisis that has touched much of the world, many schools and school districts, including Lawrence …

Nothing fishy about the customer service at the Hewlett Fish Market

For the Hewlett Fish Market staff, being accommodating to their customers is how they are lending a helping hand to the community during the coronavirus pandemic.  The 51-year-old fish market …

Woodmere owners of East Rockaway business aim to make ventilator parts

An East Rockaway-based business owned by two Woodmere residents is looking into the possibility of manufacturing ventilator parts to help with the current ventilator shortage because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Governor Cuomo appeals for protective medical equipment

Governor Cuomo made an urgent appeal Thursday to any manufacturers that are willing and able to produce personal protective equipment, or PPE, such as N-95 masks, face shields and plastic gowns, which will go to hopital wokers treating COVID-19 patients.

Hewlett-Woodmere little league campaign on hold

America’s Pastime is on hold or canceled at every level across the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Five Towns villages aiming to ensure health and safety of residents

Updated March 30 at 8:45 a.m. As the number of coronavirus cases has neared 400 in the Five Towns,  community leaders have urged residents to comply with the state mandated gathering …

Five Towns Kiwanis continues helping through coronavirus outbreak

Kiwanis Club of the Five Towns weekly meetings have been canceled for the foreseeable future because of the coronavirus pandemic, however members of the civic-minded charitable organization continue to serve its community.

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 …