The business end of a bond

Lynbrook merchants address concerns over school district's bond proposal

Jeffrey Greenfield, a managing partner of the insurance company NGL Group LLC, held up a Lipton tea bag at the Lynbrook School Districts’ Board of Education meeting on Feb. 8. “I’m a victim of taxation without representation,” he said.

Lynbrook business owners concerned by lack of foot traffic

As she noted how empty her store has become in the past few weeks, Paige Antonellis discussed the reasoning behind her choice to close her business and retire. “It’s getting harder and harder for stores like mine to survive because of the competition with the Internet,” she said.

The season of love

WWII veteran, wife celebrate 70 years of marriage in East Rockaway

Now in their 90s, Sal and Gladys Chiaffitelli have shared the same Carman Avenue home in East Rockaway for the past 50 years. On Nov. 3, the two celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at a brunch with their family.

Petition calls for imprisonment of East Rockaway man for harboring a wallaby

An East Rockaway man may face criminal charges for harboring a wallaby, which are illegal to own in New York, at his home at 61 Seawayne Road. The wallaby was discovered without food or water in a cold garage on Jan. 31.

Open gate policy at Lynbrook schools worries parents

Kristen Larke was feeling ill a few weeks ago and decided to stay home from her job as a teacher in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District. She said she decided to drop off her daughter at Marion Street Elementary School, where she noticed that the gates are left unlocked when her daughter plays outside.

The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week

Students between the grades of kindergarten and fourth grade will have the opportunity to read to a volunteer dog from Bideawee on Feb. 21 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m at the East Rockaway Public Library

SAT/ACT writing workshop

Students who need to improve their writing scores on the SAT or the ACT can attend an essay-writing workshop at the Lynbrook Public Library on Feb. 18 at 3 p.m.

Tax assistance

Volunteers from the Town of Hempstead will help residents prepare simple tax returns on Feb. 22 at the Lynbrook Public Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lynbrook police searching for burglar

Lynbrook police are searching for a suspect who allegedly broke the front glass doors of Not Just Bagels and removed money from the register on Feb. 7 at 3:17 a.m.

Crime watch: Lynbrook, East Rockaway

Arrests A 29 year old female from West Babylon, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, aggravated DWI, a lane violation and driving on the sidewalk on Merrick Road …