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Lawrence native Harvey Sheff dies at 59

Lawrence native Harvey Jay Sheff was known as a mensch, a Yiddish word that encapsulates a person’s capacity for being all the things we admire: smart, athletic, considerate and polite.

Cedarhurst officials: Properly dispose of gloves, masks and sanitizing wipes

Cedarhurst officials noted the proliferation of discarded gloves, masks and sanitizing wipes in the streets and parking lots across the village.

Five Towns Kiwanis continues helping through coronavirus outbreak

Kiwanis Club of the Five Towns weekly meetings have been canceled for the foreseeable future because of the coronavirus pandemic, however members of the civic-minded charitable organization continue to serve its community.

Modeling: 110,000 could be hospitalized in N.Y.; 16,000 could die

New modeling shows New York could reach the “apex” of the coronavirus crisis, when 110,00 New Yorkers could be hospitalized, with 37,000 on ventilators, at the end of April. Some 16,000 could die.

Woodmere Fire Department cancels annual chometz burning

For the first time in over 15 years, the annual chometz burning hosted by the Woodmere Fire Department will not be taking place. The department explained in a March 30 news release that the event …

Hewlett-Woodmere little league campaign on hold

America’s Pastime is on hold or canceled at every level across the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Five Towns villages aiming to ensure health and safety of residents

Updated March 30 at 8:45 a.m. As the number of coronavirus cases has neared 400 in the Five Towns,  community leaders have urged residents to comply with the state mandated gathering …

Governor Cuomo appeals for protective medical equipment

Governor Cuomo made an urgent appeal Thursday to any manufacturers that are willing and able to produce personal protective equipment, or PPE, such as N-95 masks, face shields and plastic gowns, which will go to hopital wokers treating COVID-19 patients.

Hewlett Fire Department adds to emergency response policies

Because of the coronavirus outbreak the Hewlett Fire Department has revised some its emergency procedures concerning medical services and responding to emergencies

Woodmere owners of East Rockaway business aim to make ventilator parts

An East Rockaway-based business owned by two Woodmere residents is looking into the possibility of manufacturing ventilator parts to help with the current ventilator shortage because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Nothing fishy about the customer service at the Hewlett Fish Market

For the Hewlett Fish Market staff, being accommodating to their customers is how they are lending a helping hand to the community during the coronavirus pandemic.  The 51-year-old fish market …

Atlantic Beach boardwalk is closed

The half-mile long Atlantic Beach boardwalk is closed as of March 27, village Mayor George Pappas said. On March 26, Long Beach officials closed the city’s boardwalk.

Five Towns sights and signs of the times

From Inwood to Hewlett and all around the Five Towns the sights and signs are quite different now compared to three weeks ago, as the coronavirus pandemic, the outbreak of what is called COVID-19, …

Lawrence Lately

Perseverance is the key to thriving in quarantine

These past few weeks have been a bit jarring, to say the least. As a result of the coronavirus health crisis that has touched much of the world, many schools and school districts, including Lawrence …

Passover Greeting

Sparks in the darkness

The Jewish mystical tradition asks: How was it possible for God to create the universe if God’s presence encompasses everything. The Kabbalah’s answer is that God had to contract — …

Passover Greeting

Passover: Our holiday of hope, symbols and family

The holiday of Passover captures the history, heritage, hopes and indomitable spirit of the Jewish people through our 4,000-year odyssey. The story and lessons of the Exodus from Egypt act as a …

Passover Greeting

How is this Passover different from all others?

In some ways, it is exactly like the original Passover, as we return to the time when it all began, on that fateful night in Egypt. In describing the events of the original Passover, the Torah …

Help with New York Guard appreciation packages

The New York Guard Association wants to put together care packages for State Guard soldiers who are currently on active duty working with the National Guard on Operation COVID-19.

Nassau hires consulting firm to develop 'economic portrait' of the county after the pandemic

County Executive Laura Curran stood Thursday on the steps of the Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola with the two heads of Nassau's Coronavirus Economic Advisory Council — Industrial …

Heralds seek 2020 summer interns

Herald Community Newspapers is seeking 2020 and summer interns for our 18 community-based publications that stretch across Nassau County’s South Shore, from Valley Stream to Seaford, and Long …