Inwood's Yvonne Stokes Kelly dies at 71

Longtime Inwood resident and Five Towns Community Center volunteer, Yvonne Stokes Kelly, died on Nov. 17 after a battle with colon cancer. She was 71.

HAFTR fifth-graders celebrate Torah study

The Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway Elementary School lunchroom was rocking at the fifth grade Melave Malka, a post-Shabbos celebration of Torah learning buoyed by catered food, dancing and entertainment.

Serving those in need on Thanksgiving in Lawrence

For many, Thanksgiving is all about gathering around the dinner table with the people they love and counting their blessings

Botley ad Dash teach students coding

Using user-friendly robots Botley and Dash, students at the Lawrence Primary School learned creative problem-solving, computational skills and how to code.

Middle school students serve their community

Inspired by the season of giving and thankfulness, the Lawrence Middle School Service-Learning Club, advised by Lisa King, packaged 28 Thanksgiving dinners for seventh- and eighth-grade families in need.

Lawrence early childhood celebrates fall

Apple and pumpkin picking were the highlights of this year’s annual Fall Festival at the Lawrence Early Childhood Center, days before Thanksgiving.

Police search for armed man in Inwood

Nassau County police were searching for a man who escaped a home in Inwood after a search warrant on Nov. 30.


The power of concession

You’ve likely never heard the name William Jennings Bryan, as he’s not among those regularly talked about in history books. But his contribution to democracy . . .

Jerry Kremer

Time to throw out the political trash

Happily, the midterm elections are behind us. They were, at best, stressful, and overall they were ugly.

Randi Kreiss

Thankful, mindful and watchful this holiday

The midterm elections proved that you can’t put lipstick on a pig. Well, maybe you can try, but eventually folks will see through the cover-up.


Russia’s space program fades as China’s rises

As a result of its unprovoked war against Ukraine, Russia is losing something that has always been precious to its national pride — its position as a leader in the world’s space programs.