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James L. Thayer, known to family and friends as Jim, was born on Oct. 30, 1944 and grew up on Smith Lane in Hewlett Neck. A former Lawrence village historian, Thayer, died on Feb. 20 in Stuart, Fla. He was 72. more
There is a waiting list at the Nautilus Hotel in Atlantic Beach for women eager to dance with Simon Teitelbaum, a resident for the last five years who will be turning 100 this year on Nov. 3. more
After a rash of anti-Semitic incidents across the nation, including multiple bomb threats to Jewish community centers, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence publicly denounced acts and statements against Jews and Israel last week. more
If Marty Rosen does not get the New York State Department of Transportation to lower his rent, then more than likely the nearly 40-year business he owns — Five Towns Mini-Golf and Batting Range — will cease to exist. more
Hurricane Sandy struck the Five Towns hard in 2012, severely damaging houses, businesses and school buildings, including Lawrence High School, with flooding and winds. more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s familiarity with the roads around southeast Queens and the Five Towns may have helped him understand why State Sen. Todd Kaminsky kept bringing up repairing the Nassau Expressway every time the Long Beach Democrat saw the governor. more
Theater can be an escapist experience, or it can hold a mirror on society. In London’s West End, the award-winning revival of ‘An Inspector Calls’ provides valuable lessons for today’s … more
A Citizens Campaign for the Environment report compiled from three years of publicly available water quality reports showed high levels of the carcinogen 1,4 dioxane in water serviced by the 39 water districts, including the Water Authority of Western Nassau, the Franklin Square Water District, New York American Water’s Lynbrook and Merrick Operations Districts, and the Town of Hempstead Water District. The research period was from 2013 through 2015. more
Trailing Roosevelt by one point and with its season in jeopardy for the second time in six days, Hewlett rallied with less than a minute remaining to win a thrilling Nassau Class A boys’ basketball quarterfinal playoff game, 64-63, on Feb. 23. more
The Town of Hempstead is fighting a court decision that temporarily bars it from requiring gas station owners to provide free compressed air 24 hours a day so drivers can fill their tires. more
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