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Hewlett High School alums combine to write ‘The Way It Used to Be’

Two Hewlett High School graduates decided to try to spread joy amid the turbulent times of the coronavirus pandemic, teaming up to write and illustrate a book that aims to help children understand …

Levi Yitzchak Family Center & Library in Cedarhurst damaged

Levi Yitzchak Family Center & Library officials said that the facility on Central Avenue in Cedarhurst was vandalized on May 30.

Far Rockaway march, a peaceful protest; Cedarhurst, Lawrence had curfews

Score one for the organizers, government officials and the Nassau and New York City police departments as the Far Rockaway George Floyd protest on Tuesday was as peaceful and supportive as any nonviolent rallies have been in the past week.

Pandemic is a ‘hectic time’ to be saving lives in Atlantic Beach

First responders across Long Island have had to change the way they treat patients during the coronavirus pandemic. Emergency service units such as Atlantic Beach Rescue now face new challenges when …

Five Towns businesses start to reopen

As Long Island moved into Week Two of the state’s Phase One reopening, business owners who had not been operating since the coronavirus pandemic business closures began in March started to mobilize manpower and materials for the restart.

While in remission, pandemic concerns remain

Over the last three months we all faced unprecedented challenges. The personal, familial and communal impacts of the coronavirus pandemic were, in many cases, overwhelming. And it’s not over yet. The best we can say is that the situation is in remission.

Coronavirus creates a different graduation celebration for Lawrence Woodmere Academy

While a graduation ceremony initially scheduled for June 8 was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, Lawrence Woodmere Academy Headmaster Brian O’Connell thought of the next best thing …

Hewlett High School students help donate PPE

With the help of some local officials, a Hewlett resident has lent a helping hand to his community during the coronavirus pandemic.

Former Hewlett Fire Department chief William Koehler, 93

For family and friends who knew him, William Koehler, “Bill” was a hard-working man known for his community service and love for his family.  The longtime Hewlett resident Koehler died …

Planning Commission gives OK to Lawrence, Woodsburgh and Hempstead town to create new zoning plan for Woodmere Club

The Nassau County Planning Commission gave a thumbs up the villages of Lawrence, Woodsburgh and the Town of Hempstead for their proposal to create a coastal conservation district zoning plan for the …

HAFTR Highlights

Coming together amid the crisis, wishing everyone well

As this unconventional school year comes to a close, we say goodbye with the hope that school reopens in September. I have learned so much about the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway and …

Celebrating Woodmere resident Stephen Witt’s 84th birthday

During a time when every traditional activity associated with the spring has been canceled or substantially altered because of the coronavirus pandemic, people have found ways to  mark …


Inwood crossing guard Marcia ‘Marcy’ Moreines, 84

Her family described a person who did not need to be applauded or exalted, however Marcia “Marcy” Moreines appeared to be a woman who knew when action was needed.

Cedarhurst man arrested for alleged Valley Stream burglary

A Cedarhurst man was arrested by police for an alleged burglary of a Valley Stream of a business at 1:01 a.m. on May 31.