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278 birds removed from Five Towns parks

After it was determined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services that 86 Canadian Geese were mistakenly removed from Milburn Pond Park in Baldwin in June, questions arose as to …

Tracking what happened to the Canada Geese

Woodmere resident Beth Rudetsky is not a trained investigator or a journalist, however her nose for something is not right lasered in on an issue that became a local news story. Rudetsky and her …

Lawrence village board welcomes new trustees

The Village of Lawrence board of trustees agenda was shorter that usual and decreased in length after a planned public hearing was adjourned at the Sept. 16 meeting.

Peninsula Public Library in Lawrence to host virtual job hunting series

The Peninsula Public Library in Lawrence will be hosting a virtual eight-part job hunting series beginning on Oct. 6. The programs will be hosted via Zoom video and will include information and …

Achiezer is looking for a few good Sukkah builders

Lawrence-based Achiezer, a community resource center, is looking for people who are handy with tools and are willing to put in a few volunteer hours building sukkahs for those who cannot.

Hewlett High School student tests positive for Covid-19

Hewlett-Woodmere School District Superintendent Dr. Ralph Marino said in a district-wide email to parents that a Hewlett High School student has tested positive for Covid-19. Marino said in an …

Appreciating and taking stock of our lives during the High Holidays

In the Talmud, Masechet Berachot, Rabbi Levi presents to us this problem: It reads in Psalm 24, “The earth and its fullness belong to the Lord,” but it also reads in Psalm 115, …

Why is this Rosh Hashana different from all others?

Rabbis typically have to dig deep this time of year to come up with an inspirational message for the high holidays. We comb through the relevant texts, search for incredible stories and formulate a …

Hewlett liquor store robbed

Three men allegedly stole merchandise from KSN Discount Wine and Liquor on Franklin Avenue in Hewlett at 5:51 p.m. on Sept. 15, according to police.

Second phase of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital’s emergency department completed

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital officials plan not to perpetuate the medical nightmare of having gurneys full of patients lining the hallways of its emergency department as the second phase of the overall is completed which has expanded the area from roughly 10,000 square feet to 21,000 square feet.

A word to the wise

Shanah Tovah!  Have a good year! But the word shanah means more than year in Hebrew. It means both to change and repeat. Without a doubt, this Rosh Hashana, this New Year and the six months …

A sweet New Year, a joyous Yom Kippur

According to the Sages, Yom Kippur was one of two great days of joy in ancient Israel. The Talmud (B. Ta’anit 26b) states: Rabban Simon the son of Gamaliel said: “Never were there for the …

Cedarhurst requires face coverings in public places

Cedarhurst village officials are asking business owners, residents and visitors to remain vigilant against Covid-19 by the continued wearing of face masks and social distancing in public places. 


Fill out the census — the deadline is Sept. 30

Elected leaders from across Nassau County are urging — even pleading with — residents to fill out the U.S. census if they have not already done so, and time is running out.