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Thanksgiving parade hosted at Ogden Elementary

Ogden Elementary School in Valley Stream held their own kind of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in front of the school. Roughly 30 students and their families decorated their cars similar to …

Sign up for Achiezer’s CIMBY SPORT

After signing up, cyclists and runners can track their exercise data. Biking or running, on the road or in a gym, you will track the information and share with Achiezer via WhatsApp. Their team will update the results daily on the official men and women leaderboards and you can watch your ranking climb,

Updated: Five Towns urgent care centers see fluctuating wait times

With Covid-19 cases increasing across the county, patients at urgent care centers are seeing increased waiting lines. The two Five Towns locations reported mixed results on the wait times. MD …

Hewlett-Woodmere Trustee Paul Critti steps down

After nearly serving two years on the Hewlett-Woodmere Board of Education, Trustee Paul Critti resigned effective Nov. 30, as he is moving to Brooklyn. The public announcement was made at the Nov. 18 …

Atlantic Beach man charged in arson

Pasquale Preziosa was charged with arson and other crimes after lighting an Erie Avenue house on fire in Atlantic Beach on Nov. 19, Nassau police said.

DRS in Woodmere virtually welcomes potential students

The dilemma for Davis Renov Stahler Yeshiva high School for Boys in Woodmere was how to host its annual open without being able to parents and students to the Ibsen Street building. Solution: Bring the building to them. 

Lawrence Lately

Fostering positive relationships amid pandemic

This school year has not been the easiest, but it is one that is being navigated the best it can be. To help ensure the safety and health of all staff and students, many precautions and measures have …

Woodmere resident inducted into New York’s Veterans' Hall of Fame

On Veterans Day, Woodmere resident Max Marcus, who served in the Navy as a petty officer, third class, was inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame by State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, a Democrat who represents the Five Towns.


Remember to shop locally this holiday season

Thanksgiving is only a week away, and the December holidays are fast approaching. We’re supposed to be making plans to shop in our local downtowns or at the malls, but because of the coronavirus pandemic . . .

Feeding a Five Towns need during Covid

Thanksgiving is going to be different this year because of the coronavirus pandemic from a reimagined Macy’s holiday parade to not seeing the usual amount of people around table, and Cedarhurst-based Rock and Wrap It Up! will host its 29th annual Thanksgiving feast in a different form.

Kempton Hicks Jr., 90; Barbara Hicks, 89

Barbara Magrath’s sister Ruth introduced her to Kempton Hicks Jr. shortly after he returned from the Korean War. The couple dated and in less than a year they married on Nov. 2, 1952. Together …


Clearing up Covid-19 misconceptions

No doubt, understanding the coronavirus takes work. We hear a seemingly endless stream of arcane reports emanating from an alphabet soup of acronym-laden government agencies . . .

Hewlett Happenings

Staying connected, unifying a community

After sending all students and staff home in mid-March, Hewlett-Woodmere public schools made great efforts to stay connected as a community. District-wide Google Meet concerts, hosted by Woodmere …


Next week, limit your Thanksgiving gatherings

With the Covid-19 infection rate creeping up above 3 percent in parts of New York state, including Long Island, Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week issued two executive orders. The first . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

The 2020 election: a mandate for moderation

The election is in the history books. As the dust finally settles on the presidential race, it appears that Joe Biden won with the same razor-thin margin by which Donald Trump did in 2016.

Randi Kreiss

Dinner for two at our Thanksgiving table

Is anyone else thinking about the Berlin Airlift? It is one of the great stories of American audacity in the face of political thuggery. In case you’re too young to remember . . .

Jerry Kremer

Will Trump come to Biden’s inauguration? I don’t care.

Having run successfully for public office 13 times, I can readily understand why President Trump is having a hissy fit.