Five Towns batting range business in danger of striking out

Two years after receiving a notice that the rent would increase for the nearly 45-year-old Five Town Mini Golf and Batting Range business in Lawrence, owner Marty Rosen, is considering holding a rally to let his and community members’ voices be heard on the importance of the family-run business.

Additional parking for Cedarhurst may be coming. Here's how:

The Village of Cedarhurst is planning to borrow $1.8 million and spend $200,000 more to purchase an 18,730-square-foot lot at 68 Washington Ave., where a 17-apartment development was proposed, and build a municipal parking lot instead.

Woodmere Middle School captures top music awards

Most people visit Dorney Park in Pennsylvania for only fun. The Woodmere Middle School chamber orchestra and the jazz band had more fun than most as each captured first place in their respective categories at the 2023 Dorney Park Music in the Parks Competition on May 13.

This Lawrence High School student is Olympics bound!

Lawrence High School junior Angel Flores Ruiz was 10 when he began accompanying his father, Miguel Flores, to the Universal Boxing Gym in Queens. As he watched his father throw punches at a heavy bag, he was inspired to follow in his footsteps.

Hewlett-Woodmere budget and capital reserve fund approved

Hewlett-Woodmere's budget for the 2023-2024 school year of $135.17 was passed 1,700 to 1,003 on May 16.

Combating antisemitism with the Nassau County Task Force

In what seems to be the never-ending battle against hate, the public shared their stories of antisemitism with the Special Legislative Task Force to Combat Antisemitism in Nassau County.

Nassau police catch Edwin Griffin, alleged to have committed 16 burglaries in the Five Towns

A man alleged to have committed 16 burglaries between December 201 and May of this year in Cedarhurst, Lawrence and Woodmere was arrested by Nassau police on May 7.


How they avoid saying the dirtiest word

In politics, the word “tax” is dirtier than the most graphic four-letter words you can think of. Any politician who plans to last in office longer than his loafers knows that you only say “tax” . . .


Is fossil fuel-generated energy gone with the wind?

Island Park doesn’t generate daily headlines — and residents like it that way. This historic community is best known . . .

Randi Kreiss

Books are an exception to the lending rule

In “Hamlet,” Polonius said to Laertes, “Neither a borrower nor a lender be . . ."

Jerry Kremer

Something’s going wrong in Florida

I can’t help writing about the state of Florida, because it seems more detached from America than any of the other 49 states.