Nassau County police have arrested and charged a 24-year-old Amityville man with kidnapping and raping a 21-year-old woman in West Hempstead last December.
Any dog owner can attest to the companionship and happiness a pet can add to a life. But the benefits for Malvernite Terence McKenna, 14, have been life-changing, his family says.
Ronald Magarie, a 40-year veteran of the West Hempstead Fire Department, and a lifelong West Hempstead resident, has been selected as Person of the Year by the West Hempstead Community Support Association.
The West Hempstead Historical Society was the recipient of a very special “loan back in time” this past January. Robert F. Hockenjos II was happy to let the West Hempstead Historical Society borrow his grandfather’s (Robert F. Hockenjos I) scrapbook.
The Town of Hempstead decided to again postpone a decision on a town ordinance amendment enacted last year that requires gas and service stations to provide free air 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The constitutionality of the amendment is being challenged in court by two trade associations and independent service station owners in Nassau County.
The West Hempstead School District welcomed students and their families to its Family Literacy Night at West Hempstead High School last month.
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.
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.
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.
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.