Lead testing bill passes in both houses

Last week, a bill requiring all public schools to test their water for lead was given the green light by both the Senate and the Assembly, and is expected to be signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

West Hempstead names its valedictorian and salutatorian

Perseverance and dedication to academics, extracurricular activities and community outreach paid off for West Hempstead High School seniors Maheen Khan and Gabriel Berkowitz, who have been designated valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Class of 2016.

Idella Harris, entrepreneur, activist and volunteer, dies

Idella Harris, a businesswoman and fervent community activist and volunteer in the Rockville Centre-Lakeiew area for over 50 years, died May 19. She was 99.

The rules of pool ownership in Malverne and West Hempstead

With summer fast approaching, the Town of Hempstead kicked off a town-wide campaign last week at Echo Park’s indoor pool to remind residents of the laws connected to pool ownership — and why safety precautions are imperative.

West Hempstead finishes atop conference

The Nassau Countywide Baseball Conference remains in existence for numerous reasons. Rather than have rebuilding teams constantly withstand ignominious losses, the league allows programs to play competitive games while working their way back to respectability. Nobody gains from being on either side of one-sided games is the philosophy behind it.