Lawrence man allegedly scammed out of $296,000

A 76-year-old Lawrence resident allegedly had $296,000 stolen from him through a scheme that had him transferring money into several fraudulent accounts, police said.

Lawrence native Peggy Lipton, 72

Known for her role in the 1970s television show “Mod Squad” and as the mother of actresses Rashida and Kidada Jones, Lawrence native Peggy Lipton died on May 11 of colon cancer, according to her daughters. Lipton was 72.

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Crystal Dunn selected to compete for U.S. National Team at FIFA Women’s World Cup

Rockville Centre’s Crystal Dunn was among 23 players to be named to the U.S. Women’s National Team for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France next month.

Cedarhurst church marks 125 years

For 125 years, under the leadership of eight pastors, the Catholic parish of St. Joachim’s Church in Cedarhurst has served parishioners in its home community and in the surrounding hamlets and villages of the Five Towns.

Sen. Gaughran pushing for more trains for LIRR commuters

For the past few weeks, State Sen. Jim Gaughran has been spending quality time on the Long Island Rail Road, riding to and from local stations, talking to constituents on the platforms and trains and …

GSNC bars Girl Scouts from participating in V.S. Camporee

Lillian Alvarez was prepared to attend her second Village of Valley Stream Camporee in June — her mother had signed the permission slip and was ready to pay the $15 camping fee — when she discovered on April 16 that the Girl Scouts won’t be allowed to attend the annual event this year.

A public display of faith at Holy Trinity High School

Students at Holy Trinity High School in Hicksville recently took part in the ‘Faith in the Public Square’ initiative, which asks students to do good works. During Holy Week, the students prepared …

Valley Stream Chabad offers pre-Passover relaxation

Almost 40 women gathered at Temple Hillel on April 3 to decompress from their Passover preparations, which include destroying or selling leavened food, cleaning appliances and setting the table for the first two Seders. During the Seders — which are held on the first and second night of the holiday — Jews eat matzo, read the story of Exodus, drink four cups of wine and sing songs.

Editorial

Albany must pass sex harassment bills

After the #MeToo movement exploded into the national consciousness in 2017 and 2018, New York state lawmakers recently proposed no fewer than 11 bills to strengthen the state’s sexual harassment laws.

Randi Kreiss

Riding the guilt train with no way off

Once upon a generation or so ago, there were people, mostly women, who specialized in guilt. Since I would feel too guilty singling out any age group or ethnicity, let me just say that some women were born to it.

Jerry Kremer

Hoping for the end of gerrymandering

Once every 10 years, state legislatures across the country play a game known as reapportionment. After the federal census is completed, your elected state legislators will decide . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

Higher ed needs a shake-up

It seems every politician under the sun is scrambling to deal with the out-of-control costs of higher education in the U.S. And with good cause.