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Op-Ed

How do you know I’m from Lawn Guyland?

I was in Ryann’s Wines in East Meadow around the holidays, standing at the checkout, when a fellow customer, a man in his 70s, called out to a 20-something employee from across the store.

HAFTR practices kindness for Purim

HAFTR High School students on the Chesed Committee led by Rabbi Gary Slochowsky with committee heads Zachary Gellman and Sofia Goldschlag, organized a Chesed project to give back to the community on Purim.

Randi Kreiss

A governor bruised by a pandemic mistake

I admired Gov. Mario Cuomo so much that I actually bought an old CD of his speeches some years ago, and I actually listened to them. So I am educated in the successes and rhetorical and political skills of the Cuomo boys.

Obituary

Five Towner Dr. George Elkowitz, 89, military veteran and dentist

Five Towns native Dr. George Elkowitz was a devoted family man who always took the time to be active in veteran’s affairs. The longtime Woodmere and Lawrence resident and United States Army veteran Elkowitz died on Jan. 20 in upstate Rye Brook from natural causes. He was 89.

Lifelong Woodmere resident William Hewlett, 77

Lifelong Five Towner William W. Hewlett was considered by those who knew him to be a generous man who was loved by many people. The Woodmere resident Hewlett died on Jan. 31 from Covid-19 …

Despite Covid, Shabbat Across North America is held

There will not be large gatherings of people eating, drinking and talking together this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, yet however different the 25th annual Shabbat Across America and Canada looks the event’s mission remains the same – to connect Jews across North America.

Focusing on student mental health during Covid

The second of two stories examining student mental health. When the 2019-20 school year ended last June amid a still-spreading coronavirus pandemic, school counselors were well aware that the previous four months had been unlike any that schoolchildren — or their parents — had ever experienced.

View Shtark Contrast’s ‘Are You The One?’ on Zoom

The Peninsula Public Library in Lawrence will be hosting a virtual theater production that focuses on relationships during the coronavirus pandemic. Are You The One?, a series of three one-act …

Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library conducts annual survey

Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library is conducting its annual user survey, asking patrons for feedback on programs and services. The brief survey can be filled out through Feb. 28 online at hwpl.org/survey/.

HAFTR practices kindness for Purim

HAFTR High School students on the Chesed Committee led by Rabbi Gary Slochowsky with committee heads Zachary Gellman and Sofia Goldschlag, organized a Chesed project to give back to the community on Purim.

Queens-based Council for Airport Opportunity aims for career takeoff

Before the coronavirus pandemic, the Council for Airport Opportunity of New York and New Jersey had planned on opening an office in Far Rockaway. Despite the delayed opening, the council has still been connecting individuals in Queens and the Five Towns with potential jobs in the aviation industry.

Far Rockaway man charged in Inwood robbery

A Far Rockaway man was arrested in connection with an incident that allegedly turned violent in Inwood on Feb. 22, Nassau police said.

Far Rockaway man charged in Inwood robbery

A Far Rockaway man was arrested in connection with an incident that allegedly turned violent in Inwood on Feb. 22, Nassau police said.

Nomination wanted for Hewlett-Woodmere Alumni Association Hall of Fame

The Hewlett-Woodmere Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for its Hall of Fame, which recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding alumni in the areas of professional achievement and community service. 

Editorial

A year later, lessons learned from the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic reached Long Island a year ago next week, at first bringing a handful of cases before it dug in and exploded, wreaking havoc.