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BREAKING NEWS: Governor Cuomo: School's out through April 15

Be counted: April 1 is U.S. Census Day

April 1 is U.S. Census Day, when the federal government works to count every person across the United States and five of its territories.

Woodmere Fire Department cancels annual chometz burning

For the first time in over 15 years, the annual chometz burning hosted by the Woodmere Fire Department will not be taking place. The department explained in a March 30 news release that the event …

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 …

Five Towns institutions and oganizations help residents through coronavirus pandemic

Updated March 29 at 11 a.m. With rubber gloves on her hands and a facemask wrapped around her nose and mouth, Inwood resident Sasha Young handed out bleach, dish detergent and muffins to Five Towns residents, along with a diced pineapple snack cup, if they came with children, at  the Community Center on Lawrence Avenue in Lawrence on March 27.

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.

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.

Lawrence-based Achiezer providing steady updates, food delivery plan

Lawrence-bassed Achiezer has been in high gear throughout the coronavirus crisis, providing information, coordination and support in countless areas.

Help with New York Guard appreciation packages

The New York Guard Association wants to put together care packages for State Guard soldiers who are currently on active duty working with the National Guard on Operation COVID-19.

Hewlett Fire Department adds to emergency response policies

Because of the coronavirus outbreak the Hewlett Fire Department has revised some its emergency procedures concerning medical services and responding to emergencies

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 …

Adjusting to the new norm during the coronavirus outbreak

Amid the outbreak of the coronavirus, staying inside for a majority of the day has quickly become the norm. Parents are working from home and children, who are out of school, are “distance learning” — doing schoolwork remotely.

Atlantic Beach boardwalk is closed

The half-mile long Atlantic Beach boardwalk is closed as of March 27, village Mayor George Pappas said. On March 26, Long Beach officials closed the city’s boardwalk.

Handing out coronavirus on the street

Whether you are professional sanitation worker from Sanitary District 1 who is paid to pick up the trash in the Five Towns, a business owner trying to keep the space outside clean or a child who …

Feeding local heroes and friends on the South Shore

Support for restaurants in the Five Towns and other South Shore communities has blossomed in a brief time to hundreds of contributors paying for meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner – to be delivered to essential businesses and services, ranging from doctors’ offices to CVS, hospitals, and police precincts, amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Five Towns houses of worship continue to connect with congregants amid coronavirus outbreak

Temple Hillel Rabbi Steven Graber of the Conservative Jewish synagogue in North Woodmere is speaking to his congregants through a video on YouTube and conducting weekday evening services at 7:30 p.m., and Shabbat services at 6 p.m. 

Lawrence Elementary School students visit the 4th Precinct in Hewlett

Off the school bus they came, 40 third- and fifth-graders from Lawrence Elementary School marched into the 4th Precinct in Hewlett on March 11 delivering two boxes filled of goodies for the Nassau …

Gourmet Glatt in Cedarhurst and Woodmere checking shoppers temperatures at entrances

With the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the Five Towns, Gourmet Glatt is taking extra safety precautions at their stores in Woodmere and Cedarhurst. Security guards stationed at the …

Social services to county: We’re still open

Nassau County’s social services are open for business, despite the current challenges. That was County Executive Laura Curran’s message as she gave updates on the current COVID-19 …

Hewlett Happenings

Taking stock of what matters amid coronavirus

On March 16, the life of every student at Hewlett High School was drastically changed. That Monday was the first day of distance learning for students through a mandatory two-week closure period in …

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 …