Lawrence School District budget proposed at $102.4M

The proposed Lawrence School District budget for the 2019-220 school year is $102, 449,281, identical to the current fiscal plan. Eligible district residents can vote on the tentative spending plan on May 21.

Peninsula Public Library’s proposed budget is $3.05 million

Facing an uphill battle to maintain the 58-year-old Peninsula Public Library building, the repairs and maintenance expense has doubled from the $75,000 in the current $3,004,400 million budget.

Herald Editorial

Support the Lawrence school budget

The proposed 2019-20 Lawrence School District budget of $102,449,281 is exactly the same amount as the current spending plan, and includes a tax-levy decrease of 0.23 percent.

Herald Editorial

Vote ‘yes’ on Hewlett-Woodmere school budget

The proposed Hewlett-Woodmere School District budget includes a 2.95 percent year-to-year increase, but that is attributable mostly to a $1.5 million jump in employee benefits and an increase in transportation costs of nearly $817,000.

Hewlett-Woodmere teacher Dylan T. Stolz pleads guilty to sexual abuse

Dylan T. Stolz, who was a fourth-grade teacher at Ogden Elementary School in the Hewlett-Woodmere School District, pleaded guilty to two felonies on May 6, according to the upstate Post-Star newspaper.

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.

Much happening at Davis Renov Stahler High School for Boys in Woodmere

Between March and April there was what school officials described as a “whirlwind of activity” that took place at Davis Renov Stahler High School for Boys in Woodmere.

Chabad of Hewlett honors supporters

The Chabad House of Hewlett recognized supporters Dr. Adam and Shirley Boris, Miriam and Alex Bronfman and Nataly and Ron Austin, all Hewlett residents, at its annual gala this year held at the Seawane Country Club on March 27.

Five Towns students are succeeding in contests, on stage and in sports

Hewlett-Woodmere students succeeded at the New York State History Day in Cooperstown on April 29.

LWA Antics

Appreciating the time we had together

Spring is truly my favorite time at Lawrence Woodmere Academy, even though it comes with the stress of finals, Advanced Placement exams, and the end-of-the-year jitters.

Kids make the challah at Hewlett Chabad

For 90 minutes children ranging in age from 4 to 12 learned how to make the traditional Jewish bread challah with the help of their parents or other family members at the Challah Bake for Kids at the Chabad of Hewlett on May 2.

Lawrence High School graduate hauls home four awards at Syracuse

Jessica Beyer, a senior at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, was the recipient of the Deborah Fink Green Award in Advertising, the Dean’s Service, the Academic Excellence in Advertising and Advertising Student of the Year awards.

Young Israel of North Woodmere members feel at home in shul

Young Israel of North Woodmere held its 34th annual dinner at the Sephardic Temple in Cedarhurst on April 7.

Zakiyyah Steward sentencing for fatal Lawrence car crash postponed to July 11

Zakiyyah Steward, one of the two people charged in the fatal April 4 car crash in Lawrence last year, was expected to be sentenced on May 9. The hearing was postponed to July 11.