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Calling all New York Mets and baseball fans

New York Mets fans have much to be excited about from a new owner to a team that appears on the cusp of singing impact free agents to discss the Mets past, present and future author and Mets expert Brett Topol will visit Peninsula public Linrary through Zoom on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.

Atlantic Beach roadwork begins on Monday

As part of the continuing Ocean Boulevard project, roadwork will begin the week of Nov. 30 on Ocean Boulevard between The Plaza and Dutchess Boulevard. The work will include a new driving lane, parking medians, curbing, ramps in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and drainage.

Parking lot controversy embroils Lawrence School District

The Lawrence School District is literally tearing down an old playground at the Number Four School to build a parking lot, a project that district officials said was in the works for months before construction began on Nov. 24.

Woodmere Club developers’ plan opposed

Though they appeared individually, in a virtual waiting room, 36 Five Towns residents who voiced their concerns about the potential development of Willow View Estates at the Woodmere Club were united …

The Brandeis School celebrates 90 years of family and growth

Founded during the Great Depression, the Brandeis School, in Lawrence, is flourishing despite the coronavirus pandemic, melding 90 years of Jewish education with contemporary needs and technology.

Serendipity unearths Vietnam War memento

A Vietnam Prisoner of War bracelet that was bought in the early 1970s to honor the servicemen that were captured and found in a box of memories will be returned to the family of Donald Randner who survived his imprisonment but died of lung cancer in 2005.

Resurrecting youth football in the Five Towns

“Mighty oaks from little acorns grow” was written six centuries before football was conceived but no less applicable to the small group of children and teenage and adult mentors who gathered on the Five Towns Community Center field in Lawrence on Nov. 21 to learn and teach a few basics of the game with a larger goal in mind.

Thanksgiving parade hosted at Ogden Elementary

Ogden Elementary School in Valley Stream held their own kind of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in front of the school. Roughly 30 students and their families decorated their cars similar to …

Hewlett Happenings

Staying connected, unifying a community

After sending all students and staff home in mid-March, Hewlett-Woodmere public schools made great efforts to stay connected as a community. District-wide Google Meet concerts, hosted by Woodmere …

Kempton Hicks Jr., 90; Barbara Hicks, 89

Barbara Magrath’s sister Ruth introduced her to Kempton Hicks Jr. shortly after he returned from the Korean War. The couple dated and in less than a year they married on Nov. 2, 1952. Together …

Five Towns JCC part of new UJA-New York hub system

As the rise in Covid-19 cases delivers another blow to the national economy, the UJA-Federation of New York in conjunction with the Marion & Aaron Gural JCC in the Five Towns and the Sid Jacobson JCC in East Hills will bring job training and social services to Long Island as part of a multi-million dollar anti-poverty initiative being launched across New York.

Lawrence Lately

Fostering positive relationships amid pandemic

This school year has not been the easiest, but it is one that is being navigated the best it can be. To help ensure the safety and health of all staff and students, many precautions and measures have …


Giving thanks in 2020

In a year when so much has gone awry — so many lives lost, businesses battered, jobs vanished — it strains the imagination to think what we might be thankful for, particularly as the nation enters its second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.


County does right by small businesses

We are pleased that Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is once again promoting small businesses ahead of the holiday season — which is vital this pandemic year.


We need to pay attention to children’s mental health

The coronavirus pandemic has created a variety of hardships that have left families and children in distress. Social isolation. A mounting death toll. An estimated . . .


Give thanks the election is over, and put the knives away

Besides the sad deaths of a quarter-million Americans, the pandemic claimed another victim this month: the re-election of President Trump. Had the election been held in February . . .

Randi Kreiss

It wasn’t easy: How I got to see my grandkids

The following is not a how-to for anyone else. It’s just my story. We all have to maneuver our way through the grinding deprivations of the coronavirus as best we can. We hadn’t seen the kids or grandkids for nine months . . .