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Seven candidates running for five Hewlett-Woodmere board of education seats

Hewlett-Woodmere School District residents can choose from seven candidates running to fill five seats on the Board of Education in next Tuesday’s election. Current Board President Debra …

In Lawrence it is Blachorsky vs. Matathias, Feldhamer is unopposed

Residents in the Lawrence School District could party like it is 2018. Three years ago the ballot for the Board of Education was identical to this year’s with incumbent Trustee Heshy Blachorsky being challenged by Asher Matathias and Trustee Abel Feldhamer running unopposed. All terms are three years.

Voting on Hewlett-Woodmere school, library budgets and trustees is May 11

In addition to voting for five seats on the Hewlett-Woodmere School board of education and one on the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library board, district residents can vote on May 11 for two propositions …

Voting on Lawrence schools and Peninsula library budgets is May 11

While the proposed Lawrence School District budget for the 2021-22 school year is identical to the current operating budget – $102,490,053 with 0 percent tax-cap increase – one thing has changed since Assistant superintendent for Business and Operations Jeremy Feder unveiled the preliminary fiscal plan in March: Lawrence will not lost nearly $60,000 in state aid.

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Support Lawrence’s budget and incumbents

The proposed Lawrence School District budget for the 2021-22 school year, $102.49 million, is identical to the current operating budget. Board of Education trustees and district administrators have worked hard to keep costs down while making effective use of funds to upgrade academic programs and renovate school buildings.

Reflecting on the generational links for Mother's Day

With Mother’s Day approaching (May 9) I have been reflecting on awesome women over the years that have helped me to become who I am today.

Hewlett Happenings

Thank you PTA, school staff for student activities

As the school year comes to a close, ensuring that all Hewlett High School seniors feel loved and appreciated has been the main focus of the Parent Teachers Association and staff.

Pekin ducklings hatch at Hewlett-Woodmere elementary schools

Hewlett and Ogden elementary schools’ administrators, students, teachers and other staff got to see the end result of a second grade project as the Pekin duck eggs that had been developing in classroom incubators hatched on April 27.

Queens man arrested for alleged menacing in North Lawrence

Nassau County police arrested a Queens man for allegedly menacing another man in the parking lot of the Verizon store at 369 Rockaway Turnpike in North Lawrence at 5:20 p.n. on May 1.

New York lawmakers stump for bill focusing on Holocaust education

Supported by a 2020 study that shows a shocking lack of knowledge about the Holocaust among New York state residents ages 18 to 39, several state lawmakers, including State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, are backing legislation that aims to ensure that schools are teaching students about the historical event as required by an existing state law.

Five Towns Chabad celebrates Lag B’Omer in Cedarhurst Park

The Jewish holiday of Lag B’Omer was happily celebrated outside this year as the Chabad of the Five Towns held an event in Andrew J. Parise Cedarhurst Park in the village on April 30.

Hewlett native Dr. David A. Genn, 56

The family and friends of Hewlett native Dr. David A. Genn say that he always stood out with his honesty, humility, humbleness and above all else, his tremendous kindness and generosity. Genn, a …


For goodness’ sake, get vaccinated

We’re steadily getting there — herd immunity, when a minimum of 60 to 70 percent of Americans will be vaccinated against Covid-19. As of press time this week . . .

Randi Kreiss

Why are young girls mean to one another?

Time-travel with me. The year was 1957. We had just moved to Cedarhurst from Queens, and it was the first day of class at Number Three School on Broadway.

Scott Brinton

The story that haunts me all these years later

I covered the Bellmore-JFK High School Homecoming parade in the fall of 2004. It was a sunny day, full of carefree teenagers. I could never have imagined then that that day would haunt me still.


Maintaining a teacher’s freedom to teach

It was recently reported that a group of Rockville Centre parents accused a high school social studies teacher of criticizing police during class, and wanted her to be reprimanded. The district superintendent . . .