Family Literacy Night at West Hempstead High School

The West Hempstead School District welcomed students and their families to its Family Literacy Night at West Hempstead High School last month.

W.H. student is a Nat Geo Bee semifinalist

West Hempstead Middle School sixth-grader, Mouhammad Seck, has been named a National Geographic Bee semifinalist and will compete in the New York State Geographic Bee 2017 in Albany on March 31.

W.H. teen with muscular dystrophy gives back

It was raining and windy — yet 17-year-old Peri Finkelstein, a West Hempstead resident with muscular dystrophy, traveled to Miami on Jan. 28 with one goal: to walk a mile in the Miami Half Marathon.

West Hempstead man arrested for assault

A West Hempstead man was arrested for assault on Feb. 17 when he inappropriately touched a woman in his home, then proceeded to punch and kick her after she pushed him away.

Carcinogens in the water

Last week, state Sen. Todd Kaminsky filed legislation requiring the commissioner of the New York State Department of Health to study and regulate 1,4-dioxane, a chemical likely to be carcinogenic, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Last year, the EPA released a report, citing dioxane was found in many water supply systems on Long Island.