Paraguayan group dance their way to the library

A crowd at the East Meadow Public Library sat in awe as Paraguayan dance group Panambi Verá balanced pots and glass bottles on their heads during a special show on March 11.

Island Harvest pushes for bill that would help feed the hungry

The Christ Alive food pantry in East Meadow, the only pantry in the community, is among the local organizations supporting farm-to-food bank legislation, that, if passed, would give farmers tax credits for donating food to organizations that fight hunger.

Hempstead town clerk continues to fight for equality

When Town of Hempstead Clerk Nasrin Ahmad was 6, her teacher in England couldn’t pronounce her name. So, instead, he called her “my little brown one.”

Gary Hudes announces retirement from office

Longtime Hempstead Town Councilman Gary Hudes, whose 6th District includes East Meadow, announced on March 20 that he would step down from the board in June after 17 years.

Raising cancer awareness through film

When East Meadow resident Adam Lawrence was in New York City on a hot, humid August morning in 2012, he received a text message from his mother, Mindy, with an update about her doctor’s visit. She had been feeling ill for several months and had visited a number of doctors. But when Lawrence looked down at his phone, his life changed forever.