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Kaminsky pushes for Clean Water, Green Jobs, New York Bond Act

The Clean Water, Green Jobs, New York Bond Act is a $3 billion package that encompasses restoring the shorelines, mitigating climate change and the risk of flooding, along with preserving open space and land for recreation, improving water quality and building resilient infrastructure, while aiming to benefit underserved areas.

Woodmere's Rom Raviv is not afraid to take the first step

For 20-year old Woodmere resident and entrepreneur Rom Raviv, he wants to be a role model to younger Five Towns residents seeking to be entrepreneurs.   The 2018 Hewlett High School …

Lawrence High School’s top three scholars

Valedictorian Amy Sharin, salutatorian Nader Daruvala and honor speaker Daniela Andrade are the top three scholars of the class of 2021 for Lawrence High School.   

No parking on Incinerator Road in Inwood

After numerous complaints of trucks clogging traffic by parking on the side of Incinerator Road in Inwood, State Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach) said in a news release that the issue should be …

Hewlett High’s Rachel Arbitman wins fourth tennis county title

Hewlett High School senior tennis player Rachel Arbitman capped off her high school tennis career with a record-breaking victory at Eisenhower Park on April 17. Arbitman became the first female …

HAFTR Highlights

From sorrow to cheery, taking pride in Israel

Jews across the world experienced an emotional roller coaster commemorating the successive holy Yoms of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Yom HaZikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day) and Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day).

HAFTR’s youngsters mark Israel’s special day

In the weeks before Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day), early childhood students at the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway spent time preparing for what would be a boisterous celebration on April 15.

 Inwood man charged with DWI

Nassau County police arrested an Inwood resident at 10:40 p.m. on April 13 for driving while intoxicated after the man  allegedly left the scene of a vehicular accident at 679 Rockaway Turnpike in Lawrence.


L.I. is making strides on the environmental front

April 22 is Earth Day, when we come together as a nation — and a planet — to celebrate the natural world and renew our vows to protect the environment from harm. In honor of Earth Day five years ago . . .

Lawrence students blend history and literature

Combining their English Language Arts learning with social studies, Lawrence Elementary School sixth-graders created Greek clay pots drawing on the inspiration from reading the Rick Riordan novel “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightening Thief” and studying ancient Greece.

Hewlett-Woodmere candidates night, May 5

The Hewlett-Woodmere Central Council PTA is hosting a Candidate’s Night on Wednesday, May 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Hewlett High School auditorium with the Board of Education candidates in-person and a total of 100 people. For attendees it will be  first come, first served. The event will also be livestreamed on the school district’s website.

Four arrested in alleged murder of Nazareth Claure

A car pursuit that began in Far Rockaway and ended in Inwood on April 13 has culminated in the arrest of five people for the alleged murder of Nazareth Claure, 31, a Rockaway resident who previously lived in Hewlett.


J&J vaccine pause means safety checks work

The federal Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on April 13 advised that states temporarily pause administration of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. There’s no question that the cases of six women who suffered unusual blood clots . . .

Randi Kreiss

Just another day in America: Eight shot dead

I don’t care if you are numb to this outrage. I don’t care if I’m numb to it. From where I sit, the carnage from gun violence in America, the continuing, ongoing, shocking deaths by gun, move to the head of the must-do list for this new administration.


The tyranny of false equivalencies

My March 4-10 column, “Voting is an act of choice and an expression of voice,” prompted a note from someone who wanted to talk about threats to democracy. He leads a group of citizens . . .