Longtime Rock Hall Museum Director Linda Barreira passes at 67

Linda Barreira cared for and fussed over Lawrence’s Rock Hall Museum for 37 years, 27 of them as its director. She created new programs, and made an 18th-century plantation-turned 20th-century museum into a lively place that attracted children and adults with activities, concerts and an annual two-day Country Fair.

Lawrence High School students create Wellness Room

Art students at Lawrence High School in Cedarhurst recently turned a cluttered storage closet into a Wellness Room for their peers in the Life Skills special education program.

Lawrence schools fiscal plan $102.49 million, trustees unopposed

For the third consecutive year the proposed Lawrence School District budget is $102.490 million. For the fourth straight year the tax levy – the amount of money the district raises through property taxes – is $85.954 million and the tax-cap levy is flat. Voting on the budget, trustees and propositions is May 17.

Five Towns Community Center awaits Nassau County lease renewal

The many community programs at the Five Towns Community Center in Lawrence, a community staple for 115 years, are at risk as the center’s 50-year lease is set to expire in 2024.

Hewlett man convicted of murder

Hewlett resident Keith Pooler was convicted of murder on May 13, after fatally stabbing a man in June 2020.

Lawrence, Cedarhurst and Inwood firefighters honored

The Inwood and Lawrence-Cedarhurst fire departments were recognized at the 2022 Nassau County Firematic Medal Day on May 7 for their joint effort in mitigating a potentially explosive incident in July of last year, when a fully loaded 11,000-gallon gasoline tanker rolled over on the Nassau Expressway.

Getting into the West African drumming spirit at Ogden

All four of the fifth grade classes at Ogden Elementary School and students in the special education class who graduating this year took part in learning about West African culture through music during a five-day residency presented by MH Productions.

Williams keys Hewlett's rally at West Hempstead

A highlight-reel catch in the top of the first inning by West Hempstead’s Emma Shinsato in center field Monday afternoon kept Hewlett’s Molly Williams at 99 hits for her high school …

Brandeis in Lawrence honors the fallen Israeli soldiers

Seventh grade students at The Brandeis School in Lawrence, put together a presentation for Yom HaZikaron, reading letters written by fallen Israeli soldiers.

Challah baking at Hewlett Chabad

There was pouring the water, mixing the flour and making sure the texture and thickness were correct as children from 5 to 12 took part in the Chabad of Hewlett’s challah bake for kids on April 28.


School board candidates should know the facts

After a recent “meet the candidates” forum for one of the more than 125 school boards in Nassau County, the people the candidates were soliciting votes from turned to social media to share their views.


Stephen Breyer retired. Why not Kagan and Sotomayor?

Last week, Politico leaked a shocking (but not surprising) draft outlining the Supreme Court’s plan to overturn Roe v. Wade . . .


Elections are coming — make democracy work

Who’s to blame for New York’s increase in crime, its high taxes and the general feeling of dread many of us feel?

Randi Kreiss

Threat to choice has women on the march

Thirty years after the fact, I’ve decided to write about a personal time in my life.