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Five Towns store owners are upbeat

With a new year here and vaccines for the coronavirus rolling out, Five Towns businesses are starting to feel more optimistic about their future, while at the same time remaining diligent in …

Kessler named chief science officer for Covid vaccine drive

Woodmere Academy graduate Dr. David Kessler, the former head of the Food and Drug Administration who was named to President-elect Joe Biden's coronavirus task force in November was now chosen to be the chief science officer for the vaccine drive to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Restaurants can apply for New York state grants

Restaurants can apply for New York state grants for up to $5,000 from the state economic development agency for help to survive through the coronavirus pandemic.

Cedarhurst offers prepaid meter parking permits

The Village of  Cedarhurst, at the request of many merchants, shoppers and residents, is offering a limited number of prepaid meter parking permits that will allow motorists to park at a parking meter in any of the village’s parking fields without the need to make a payment at the meter.  

Trio of Five Towns students are Regeneron semifinalists

Battling an autoimmune disease, not being able to use the school laboratory and worrying about contacting enough people to complete a survey were the individual obstacles that a trio of Five Towns students faced in completing the projects that led them to be named semifinalists in the prestigious 2021 Regeneron Science Talent Search.

Jewish Education Program/Nageela goes to the movies

From the flat screen to the big screen, Jewish Education Program/Nageela took social distancing to a whole new level at Malverne Cinema on Dec. 27. The group met for a private screening of Disney’s 2019 film “Togo” and let’s just say people were excited to be out of their homes.

Five Towns Community Center receives food donation

All Round Foods, a Westbury-based food marketer and distributor, and the Atlantic Beach-headquartered Richard M. Brodsky Foundation donated 60 boxes of challahs, empanadas, bagels, wraps and pastries to Five Towns Community Center in Lawrence on Jan. 8.

Hewlett Happenings

Clubs, sports help during atypical year

Hewlett-Woodmere School District began winter break after school on Dec. 18. Students and faculty eagerly awaited their well-deserved rest from virtual learning, but for Hewlett High School students, …


Please, get vaccinated when it’s your turn

On Monday, New York entered Phase 1b of the state’s Covid-19 vaccination program, meaning that first responders, public safety and transit workers and . . .

Sports under way in Hewlett

Hewlett High School is one of few in Nassau with teams in five sports permitted to start. Director of Physical Education, Health, & Athletics David Viegas said no spectators will be allowed at home events, but the district is in the process of trying to develop a livestream platform.

Kaminsky attains $44,150 for Five Towns child care centers

Congregation Sons of Israel  in Woodmere was given a grant for more than $30,000 and the Five Towns Early Learning Center in Inwood was awarded roughly $14,500 through the CARES Act with the assistance of State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, a Democrat that represents the Five Towns. 


It’s high time truth prevails once again

Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Germany’s short, mercurial, ruthless propaganda minister, was known to many as the “poison dwarf.” By all accounts, he was insanely obsessive and manipulative, …

Randi Kreiss

When it comes to Trump, newspapers go BIG

I have seen my share of heart-stopping headlines. In The New York Times, I read “MEN WALK ON MOON,” “NIXON RESIGNS,” “U.S. ATTACKED” . . .

St. John's in Far Rockaway celebrates a New Year's treasure

One day after New Year’s Day, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway welcomed its first baby of 2021. Rockaway residents Taniqua Dicy Bradley and fiancée, Thomas Franklin Witcher, said hello to their baby girl, Treasure Storm Witcher, at 6:35 a.m. She was born at 6 lbs., 12 oz, and 19.5 inches long.