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Hewlett-Woodmere Superintendent Dr. Ralph Marino letter to the community

Dear Hewlett-Woodmere Public Schools Community, I hope this letter finds all of you safe, well, and adjusting to this unprecedented time in our nation.  I know that the extended closure of schools has not been easy, but our students, staff, parents, and community members continue to do incredible work during these times of adversity. I have never been prouder to be a member of this extraordinary community!

Passover Greeting

How is this Passover different from all others?

In some ways, it is exactly like the original Passover, as we return to the time when it all began, on that fateful night in Egypt. In describing the events of the original Passover, the Torah …

Passover Greeting

Passover: Our holiday of hope, symbols and family

The holiday of Passover captures the history, heritage, hopes and indomitable spirit of the Jewish people through our 4,000-year odyssey. The story and lessons of the Exodus from Egypt act as a …

Passover Greeting

Sparks in the darkness

The Jewish mystical tradition asks: How was it possible for God to create the universe if God’s presence encompasses everything. The Kabbalah’s answer is that God had to contract — …

Illegal Woodmere gathering violated public gathering ban

A notice of violation for an illegal place of worship was issued to the organizer of a gathering of more than 10 people at a building in Woodmere near noon on April 4.

Hewlett dentist offering access to COVID-19 test

With testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus at a premium, given the number of tests available, the number of places administering them and available time slots, the Hewlett- and Oceanside-based dental practice of Drs. Ron Kaminer and Melissa Rosenfeld, Smiles by Design, is offering tests through MicroGenDx, a Texas-based dental supplier and laboratory.

Missy Miller asks for gift card donations

To help feed people or families that are worrying about having enough to eat during the business shutdown because of the coronavirus outbreak, State Assemblywoman Missy Miller, (R-Atlantic Beach), is …

Obituary

Lawrence native Harvey Sheff dies at 59

Lawrence native Harvey Jay Sheff was known as a mensch, a Yiddish word that encapsulates a person’s capacity for being all the things we admire: smart, athletic, considerate and polite.

Five Towns school budget votes delayed to at least June 1

School budget votes in the Lawrence and Hewlett-Woodmere school districts have been delayed until at least June 1 because of the coronavirus outbreak, by order of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  The votes …

Kaminsky hosts emergency food drive through

Because of the Covid-19 health crisis, State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, a Democrat who represents the Five Towns, will hold an emergency food drive to benefit families within the 9th Senate District. Suggested donations include gift cards, fresh, canned or boxed food, toiletries and personal items and cleaning supplies.

Five Towns Kiwanis continues helping through coronavirus outbreak

Kiwanis Club of the Five Towns weekly meetings have been canceled for the foreseeable future because of the coronavirus pandemic, however members of the civic-minded charitable organization continue to serve its community.

Inwood Fire Department receives ‘care package’ from upstate East Fishkill FD

With the coronavirus pandemic spreading across Nassau County, a fire department roughly 75 miles north of the Inwood Fire Department pitched in to lend a helping hand to their downstate colleagues.

NCDA announces creation of coronavirus scam hotline

In response to a surge in phone and internet scams in recent weeks, the office of Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas has created a coronavirus scam hotline. As communities across New …

Hewlett-Woodmere little league campaign on hold

America’s Pastime is on hold or canceled at every level across the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Midreshet Shalhevet H.S. in North Woodmere to close permanently

Because of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Midreshet Shalhevet High School, in North Woodmere, announced in an email on April 1 that the school will not reopen in September.

Nothing fishy about the customer service at the Hewlett Fish Market

For the Hewlett Fish Market staff, being accommodating to their customers is how they are lending a helping hand to the community during the coronavirus pandemic.  The 51-year-old fish market …

Firefighters extinguish Inwood garage fire

Inwood and Lawrence-Cedarhurst firefighters extinguished what was described by Inwood officials as “heavy fire” from a one and half story garage at 205 Sheridan Blvd. near Davis Avenue that was “threatening nearby buildings” in Inwood at 10:52 p.m. on April 4.

Heralds seek 2020 summer interns

Herald Community Newspapers is seeking 2020 and summer interns for our 18 community-based publications that stretch across Nassau County’s South Shore, from Valley Stream to Seaford, and Long …