Frances 'Muzzy' Healy

Frances “Muzzy” Healy of East Rockaway died on Feb. 7. She was 92.

Open gate policy at Lynbrook schools worries parents

Kristen Larke was feeling ill a few weeks ago and decided to stay home from her job as a teacher in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District. She said she decided to drop off her daughter at Marion Street Elementary School, where she noticed that the gates are left unlocked when her daughter plays outside.

Upstart Lynbrook heads to playoffs

After completing a turnaround regular season, the Lynbrook boys’ basketball team is ready for a playoff run. The Owls reached their first postseason since 2012-13 with a 14-5 overall record on the heels of a two-win campaign.

Herald Neighbors

East Rockaway residents receive Pride Party awards

Harold Messerschmitt Jr. and Edward Schenk were awarded for their work for the Village Pride Party on Feb. 3. Mayor Bruno Romano and members of the Board of Trustees are among those in the Pride Party.

Remembering a brother

Former East Rockaway resident reflects on El Faro tragedy as hearings set to conclude

Before he left his brother Howard’s Florida home to board a flight back to New York in July 2015, Steve Schoenly hugged him and told him to be safe during his next run on the SS El Faro. He had no idea it would be the last time he would see him.

The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week

Students between the grades of kindergarten and fourth grade will have the opportunity to read to a volunteer dog from Bideawee on Feb. 21 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m at the East Rockaway Public Library

SAT/ACT writing workshop

Students who need to improve their writing scores on the SAT or the ACT can attend an essay-writing workshop at the Lynbrook Public Library on Feb. 18 at 3 p.m.

Tax assistance

Volunteers from the Town of Hempstead will help residents prepare simple tax returns on Feb. 22 at the Lynbrook Public Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Crime watch: Lynbrook, East Rockaway

Arrests A 29 year old female from West Babylon, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, aggravated DWI, a lane violation and driving on the sidewalk on Merrick Road …

Lynbrook police searching for burglar

Lynbrook police are searching for a suspect who allegedly broke the front glass doors of Not Just Bagels and removed money from the register on Feb. 7 at 3:17 a.m.