Making a new best friend

West Hempstead resident is paired with service dog for the second time

For the past 44 years, national nonprofit Canine Companions for Independence has worked to find the right match between its service dogs and people with special needs. Some program participants, such …

Schools

Autumn fun at Chestnut Street School in West Hempstead

Chestnut Street School in West Hempstead had some fall fun last month with its fourth annual Fall Festival. Sponsored by the PTA, the fall festival included a pumpkin patch and classic games with a …

Ambrosino sentenced to six months for tax evasion

Former Town of Hempstead Councilman Edward Ambrosino has been sentenced to six months in prison and three years supervised release for tax evasion. He was also ordered by a federal judge to pay …

West Hempstead synagogue holds annual Veterans Shabbat

U.S. Army veterans Gary Glick and Jack Holtzman, both Jewish-Americans, travel locally and nationally to speak other veterans about the benefits they are entitled to. Through their educational …

Schools

West Hempstead students honor Board of Ed.

Students from throughout the West Hempstead School District paid tribute to all members of the Board of Education during a Oct. 15 board meeting at West Hempstead Middle School. After the Pledge …

The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week in Malverne, West Hempstead

Ornament workshop Create your own decorations at Malverne Village Hall on Friday, Dec. 6, at 4:30 p.m. Village Hall will host an ornament workshop for children of all ages. The workshop is free to …

Editorial

Shop locally to preserve our downtowns

The Nassau County Council of Chambers of Commerce hosted its 35th annual Businessperson of the Year and Legislative Breakfast on Oct. 18, and 36 small-business owners were recognized for the contributions they make to their communities.

Jerry Kremer

Show us the money

When government officials promote their programs, they attach a cost to them, and in many cases the numbers and the claims don’t add up. We call it fuzzy math.