Residents in the Lawrence and Hewlett-Woodmere school districts passed their respective budgets for the 2019-20 school year.
Responding to reports of a found gun at Gate Gourmet at 30 Inip Drive in Inwood, Nassau County police were shown to a bag containing a loaded hand gun in an open locker that led to an arrest on Friday, May 17 at 1 p.m.
A kayaker in an overturned boat was rescued by volunteers from the Inwood, Lawrence-Cedarhurst and Meadowmere Park fire departments in the water off Inwood Marina near Joseph Sanford Jr. Channel shortly before noon on May18, Inwood fire officials reported.
Familiar faces abound in the Lawrence Board of Education trustee race as Dr. David Sussman, trying for his 10th three-year term and Michael Hatten, going for his third consecutive term are running unopposed, and Tova Plaut, seeking a third term, is being challenged by Asher Matathias, a candidate in the past six elections.
Moratoriums might be an option for some municipalities in order to slow development and evaluate the potential impact of more building, but in the Town of Hempstead, bans on construction and subdivision appear to be nonstarters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Despite already being one of the safest villages on Long Island, Hewlett Harbor has taken the initiative to improve on that reputation.
A 76-year-old Lawrence resident allegedly had $296,000 stolen from him through a scheme that had him transferring money into several fraudulent accounts, police said.
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.
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.
Hewlett-Woodmere students succeeded at the New York State History Day in Cooperstown on April 29.
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.
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.
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 held its 34th annual dinner at the Sephardic Temple in Cedarhurst on April 7.
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.
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.
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.