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Lawrence schools are closed at least until Oct. 23

With Lawrence and Cedarhurst in the orange and yellow zones, respectively, of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Covid-19 cluster hotspot initiative, the Lawrence School District is closed through Oct. 23. All Lawrence schools, except for the high school are in the orange zone of Cuomo’s three-colored chart he unveiled on Oct. 6. 

Remembering Kelly Tinyes with Forever Young brick campaign

Nearly 32 years after her death, friends of Kelly Tinyes have begun the Forever Young Kelly Brick Campaign, and are encouraging people to buy personalized bricks and benches in Grant Park in Hewlett, her favorite park.

Meeks runs unopposed for 12th congressional term

After winning a primary challenge in June, veteran Rep. Gregory Meeks, a Democrat from Southwest Queens who represents the 5th Congressional District, including Elmont, Inwood and north and south …

Woodmere native Andrew Kevelson discusses filmmaking during pandemic

Hewlett High School graduate and Woodmere native Andrew Kevelson is an enthusiastic independent filmmaker who overcame the challenges of filming his latest short film during the coronavirus …

Free virtual naloxone training

In support of Red Ribbon Week, the Tempo Group and Savings Lives Five Towns Drug & Alcohol Coalition will hold a free virtual naloxone training on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 8 to 9:15 p.m. Free Narcan kits and medication disposal bags are available to all who pre-register.

Support SIBSPlace see Broadway performances

From the SIBSplace community to Broadway join the virtual fundraiser fun on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m., that includes performances by Tony-nominated Jenn Colella and the musicians from the Broadway show, “Come From Away” coupled with inspiring family stories and images of the new SIBSPlace in Rockville Centre.

Hewlett-Woodmere schools return to in-person learning

In-person instruction began again on Oct. 5 in the Hewlett-Woodmere School District. The Franklin Early Childhood Center had gotten a head start, with its pre-K to first-grade students returning on Sept. 23.

Awards and recognition for St. John’s in Far Rockaway

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway is the recipient of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus and Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement awards, and was recognized for high performance in heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease  by US News & World Report.   

Op-Ed

Why can’t we work together?

I was asked by a local proprietor why so many educators vote Democratic. I asked, “How do you know they do?” He blithely answered, “Well, I read it in the paper.” Our brief exchange was a friendly one, but it reminded me . . .

Hewlett resident and WWII veteran Joseph Belilos, 95

To those who knew Joseph Belilos, he was a man of great devotion to God, his country, family, friends and the New York Yankees.  The Hewlett resident Belilos died on Sept. 24 from natural …

Marks challenges Miller for the 20th Assembly seat

Incumbent 20th District Assemblywoman Melissa “Missy” Miller, a Republican and an Atlantic Beach resident, is running for her third two-year term. Challenger Gregory Marks, a Public …

Nobel prizewinner Louise Glück is from Woodmere

Woodmere native and Hewlett High School alumna, class of 1961, Louise Glück was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature. Famous for her poetry collections, the Yale University writer-in-residence adjunct professor is also a Pulitzer Prize winner for “The Wild Iris” in 1993.

Editorial

Breast screening is still a must, despite pandemic

There is perhaps no disease that strikes greater fear in the hearts of women than breast cancer. It is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths, behind lung cancer, and . . .

Op-Ed

MTA will risk much if it cuts service and hikes fares

Pat Foye, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, has said that service on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro North could be reduced by as much as 50 percent — and bus and subway service by 40 percent — in the coming months if . . .

Randi Kreiss

As if it couldn’t have gotten worse, he was contagious

Millions of Americans seem to be manifesting what has been called “insane” behavior: They keep doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different and better result. They keep flouting coronavirus regulations . . .