Schools

Chestnut Street School in West Hempstead rings in 106th anniversary

The West Hempstead Union Free School District acknowledged the 106th anniversary of the Chestnut Street School with a special ceremony at the end of the school day on Jan. 14. The celebration …

Board addresses asbestos removal project at George Washington Intermediate School

Several teachers raised concerns about a recent project to remove asbestos from the windows of George Washington Intermediate School in West Hempstead at the district’s Jan. 15 board meeting. A …

Town, state officials hope to aid furloughed employees on Long Island

As the partial government shutdown continues, Hempstead Town Receiver of Taxes Donald X. Clavin, State Assemblyman Ed Ra, Town Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby and Councilman Anthony D’Esposito called …

Schools

West Hempstead students shine at science expo

Students from West Hempstead Middle School and West Hempstead High School took part in the district’s Science Expo on Jan. 10, showcasing projects they executed following research. Through …

‘Lone soldier’ from West Hempstead fulfills his dream of serving in the Israel Defense Forces

West Hempstead native Yitzchak Milworn decided long ago that he wanted to serve in the Israel Defense Forces. During his senior year of high school at Rambam Mesivta, a Jewish private school in …

Editorial

Black history is a story of migration

February is Black History Month, and African-American history is very much a story of migration. Between 1916 and 1970, 6 million black people left behind the shackles of the rural South and its …

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead in Malverne, West Hempstead

Jewelry workshop Enjoy an afternoon of creativity with paper, crystal and fabric at the Lakeview Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. Instructed by Mickey Gonzalez, the library …

Randi Kreiss

How well do you think you know your kids?

The operative word above is “think,” because no parent can ever know his or her child, especially during the firestorm known as adolescence.