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Proposed Hewlett-Woodmere School District budget is $126.8 million

Hewlett-Woodmere School District residents will be voting by mail-in ballots because of the coronavirus pandemic on three propositions, two board of education trustees and a library trustee. Eligible …

Cedarhurst-based Hindi’s Libraries presents two virtual events

On Monday, June 1 at 7:45 p.m., Hindi’s Libraries, the Cedarhurst-based book collection and donation organization, presents a virtual workshop with Charlie Haray as part of its Confidence & Conversation workshop series.

Phase One reopening in the Five Towns

Phase One reopening could be a slow go for most businesses as customers appear confused about the new rules and storeowners still remain tied to scheduled appointments or curbside pickup or delivery depending on the business.

Five Towns Community Center serves as Long Island Cares donation site

During a lull in the Long Island Cares food distribution at the Five Towns Community Center in Lawrence on May 20, Inwood resident Sarah Hayes took a well-earned gulp of water and explained why she volunteers.

Bill aiding volunteer firefighters passed by state assembly and senate

Legislation introduced by State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, that  protects the benefits of volunteer firefighters and emergency medical personnel was passed by the …

Jeff Wallach, a native Five Towner, writes 'Mr. Wizard'

Reaching back to his childhood community, Jeff Wallach has written a book that encompasses plenty of places that are familiar to Five Towners in the 1970s, while plotting a story that could resonate with many people that never set foot on the South Shore.

Lawrence Woodmere Academy senior Harrison Schwartz featured in virtual performing arts award show

One senior performing arts student from the Lawrence Woodmere Academy will be able to take one final bow in an upcoming virtual awards show.   LWA senior Harrison Schwartz will be one of …

Longtime Five Towns resident Shirley Lederman, 98

To those who knew Shirley Lederman, she was a Five Towns legend who had a passion and knowledge for music. Lederman died on April 27 at the Lawrence home of her daughter and son-in-law, Eileen and …

Rash of tire and wheel thefts in the Five Towns

Updated on May 22 at 1:25 p.m. Tires and wheels from four cars were stolen in the Five Towns on the night of May 20, according to Nassau County police. Exactly how many such incidents have …

Nassau C.C. pulls programs for students with autism

Nassau Community College’s decision to remove a pair of popular programs designed to help students with autism spectrum disorder in and out of the classroom has parents and educators concerned. They want the programs restored.

Morning prayers amid Covid-19 in Lawrence

On a picturesque spring Thursday, a father and two sons, who declined to give their names, led a morning prayer service on Lawrence Avenue near the Long Island Rail Road train station in Lawrence. Everyone else stood at a distance, most in front of their own homes.

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 …

Riding the rails amid the Covid-19 pandemic

I never imagined the emptiness. It left me with a sinking feeling, a sense of aloneness that I had not experienced before as I stood on Long Island Rail Road train trestles during the middle of what …

Cedarhurst hosts virtual Memorial Day ceremony

It was not standing on Central Avenue watching military veterans being feted or fire trucks driving by or the Lawrence High School marching band performing nor was it people standing by the soldier memorial in Andrew J. Parise Cedarhurst Park and waving American flags.

Inwood parade salutes essential workers, front-liners and veterans

Inwood resident Diane Tyler, whose daughter Sharifah is a home health aide, and has many  family members and friends on what is called the frontline of caring for and responding to the needs of Covid-19 patients said she was thinking of a way to honor the front-liners.