Lawrence village halts ambulance bid

A process that has already taken a few years will take some more time as the Village of Lawrence board of trustees unanimously voted to reject the current bids for an ambulance and restart the bidding at a special board meeting on Jan. 12.

Nassau County comptroller goes to work

New Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman is settling into his second floor office at 240 Old Country Road in Mineola, and said he has begun to understand what it will take to do the job effectively.

Atlantic Beach cycles toward a bike lane

The Village of Atlantic Beach is gearing up to make its boardwalk a better venue this summer. “We try to get most of the work on the boardwalk done in the winter,” said Deputy Mayor Edward Sullivan. “Whenever it isn’t super cold, raining or snowing.”

Balanced Sewanhaka tops Hewlett

When the 2017-2018 boys’ basketball season got underway, most expected Sewanhaka and Hewlett to be among the teams vying for the Nassau Conference A-II title. Last Saturday afternoon’s matchup, the first of two meetings between the teams, confirmed just that.

Hewlett Happenings

Regeneron semifinalists, robotics winners and musical success

On Jan. 9 at noon, many Hewlett High School students waited years anxiously awaiting this moment. While the clock struck, all the students who competed in the Regeneron STS competition speedily searched for their names on the semifinalist webpage.

DRS students inducted into service society

At the seventh annual Nedivei Lev Service Society induction ceremony, 16 seniors from David Renov Stahler Yeshiva High School for Boys were recognized for their community and school service and acts of kindness (chessed). Student Activities Director Rabbi Eli Brazil coordinates all the cheesed opportunities at DRS.

Demolition of community eyesore in sight

It’s been called an eyesore and a danger to the surrounding homes, and now Nassau County has taken a step forward to demolishing the decaying vacant building at 175 Roger Ave. in Inwood.

Far Rockaway branch changes

Because of Long Island Rail Road track work at Penn Station, the Far Rockaway branch will have two changes to its regular schedule through May 28, LIRR officials said.

Learning ‘STEMs’ from hands-on experiences

Just a few short years ago, laser cutters and 3-D printers sounded more like they belonged in a Star Wars movie rather than in a classroom, but the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway is now employing such cutting-edge technologies.

Attend Hewklett-Woodmere's Pre-K open house

The Hewlett-Woodmere School District will host a Pre-kindergarten Open House on Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. at the Franklin Early Childhood Center at 1180 Henrietta Place in Hewlett, Registration and more information will be available.