Bigger, better Zion Park playground in Lawrence

A new year brings a fresh start to many things and though demolition of the older playground equipment at Zion Park in Lawrence occurred late last year and the new equipment which was delivered on Dec. 14, a refurbished park with updated play apparatus will be ready for 2022.

Hewlett-Woodmere retaining state mask mandate

Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman, who took office Monday, signed executive orders Thursday morning requiring local boards of education to vote in January on whether their districts should mandate mask use, while also lifting the mask mandate for all county agencies.

South Side grinds past Hewlett

South Side scored the first nine points at Hewlett last Saturday afternoon and led from start to finish to keep pace with the frontrunners in Nassau Conference A-3 boys’ basketball with a 62-49 …

St. John’s in Far Rockaway recognized for in person-centered care

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway was awarded Silver Certification for Excellence in Person-Centered Care by Planetree International. This Person-Centered Care Certification® recognizes the health facility’s åchievement and innovation in the delivery of person-centered care.

Hebrew Academy of Long Beach talks STEM, celebrates spelling bee winners

As part of the Hebrew Academy of Long Beach’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program, Michael Beer, a Google engineer, presented a Zoom discussion with the eighth grade boys on “Being a Google Engineer: What is the Cloud, What Makes Working at Google Exciting, and What Projects Do I Work On.”

Nonpublic schools: Where are our Covid tests?

While Covid test kits were distributed by public school districts to its families last week, non-public school administrators are wondering when they would receive the immediately needed test …

Op-Ed

How to teach about the Jan. 6 insurrection

National Public Radio and ABC News warn, “Teachers are on the front lines in the Jan. 6 culture war.”

Op-Ed

The Webb telescope is up, but who was James Webb?

On Christmas Day, NASA sent into space the James Webb telescope, which, if all works out as planned, will provide us with our first look into the beginning of time.

Editorial

No school district should overturn mask mandate

In his first week on the job, Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman addressed the coronavirus pandemic in a way that can best be described as premature, if not downright foolhardy.

Randi Kreiss

Choosing to read hope in the crystal ball

What if we got knocked out of our socks by a brilliant turnabout in our national life? At the moment, “Happy New Year” rings hollow.