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In 1996, Hewlett House was a dilapidated farmhouse, long empty and fast rotting. The Hewlett-Woodmere School District, which owned it, planned to demolish the 300-year-old structure to make way for a parking lot. Then the Nassau Herald started reporting on the historic home’s plight. more
Friday, June 21 is the official start of summer. The season should be a time of joy, spent hanging out at the beach and barbecuing in the backyard. Too often, however . . . more
A crowd of parents and children sat in the East Meadow Public Library, eagerly waiting for the start of Saturday-morning Story Time. The guest reader was Bella Noche, whom many in Manhattan know as a “drag mermaid” for her nautical-themed outfits. more
The Nassau County Department of Assessment continued to be an object of political brinkmanship last week, as Democratic County Executive Laura Curran vetoed the Republican-controlled Legislature’s proposal to make the assessor post elective. more
Memorial Day started as Decoration Day, and it was first observed at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on May 30, 1868, three years after the Civil War reached its bloody conclusion. more
At a time when district administrators are striving to enhance school safety and increase the quality of programs — while holding the line on taxes — it is as important as ever to support school budgets. more
In this year’s Oceanside and Island Park school elections, all Board of Education races are uncontested. We believe that is because people are generally happy with the quality of education district children are receiving. more
After the #MeToo movement exploded into the national consciousness in 2017 and 2018, New York state lawmakers recently proposed no fewer than 11 bills to strengthen the state’s sexual harassment laws. more
The newly barren banks of Glen Cove Creek lie just down shore from RXR’s Garvies Point project, on what was once a lush stretch of marsh grass and green trees. Now these wetlands have all but disappeared. more
At the 2008 Republican National Convention, party stalwart Michael Steele declared, “Drill, baby, drill! And drill now! Do you want to put your country first?" more
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