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Lakeview Fire Department faces lawsuit

Former Lakeview Fire Department volunteer firefighter Yonatan Klein filed a lawsuit against the Lakeview Fire District, in which he alleged harassment, among other issues. Klein, of West …

Neighbors in the News

West Hempstead High School senior earns math scholarship

West Hempstead High School senior Michael Sheehan was presented with a certificate of achievement for winning the Long Island Mathematics Conference Board Scholarship last month. The scholarship …

‘A gateway to access’ for all

Coronavirus vaccine pop-up site appears at Lakeview Library

Many Lakeview residents were hopeful for easier access to the coronavirus vaccines. Their wishes became reality when a pop-up vaccine site appeared at the Lakeview Public Library on March 18. The …

Town holds chametz burning at Echo Park in West Hempstead

Echo Park in West Hempstead and a town parking field in Woodmere both hosted the Town of Hempstead’s contactless drive-thru chametz burning event last Friday. Town Supervisor Don Clavin and …

Enrollment declining, St. Thomas the Apostle School to close in June

After 61 years in West Hempstead, St. Thomas the Apostle School will close at the end of the school year. Since 2015, nursery school through eighth-grade student enrollment had declined 35 …

Editorial

Support the Mother Nature Bond Act

At the turn of the 20th century, environmental protection meant preserving wilderness so future generations might know nature as the great environmentalists Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir knew it — bountiful and largely pristine. Some 120 years later . . .

Editorial

High-speed rail for L.I. deserves public support

With the Biden administration pushing a $2 trillion national infrastructure plan, what once seemed like a fantasy — high-speed rail for the Northeast — is slowly, steadily becoming a distinct possibility . . .

Randi Kreiss

The pandemic of 1918 was pushed off the front pages

My husband’s father was 14 and living in New York during the pandemic of 1918, sometimes known as the Spanish flu. He must have had memories of the time; surely he knew people who died in Brooklyn, where he lived.