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Five Towns synagogues keeping members connected during pandemic

Whether it’s regularly calling congregants, delivering goody bags on holidays or holding virtual programs ranging from educational to social, Five Towns synagogues continue to find creative ways to remain connected with their membership.

Hewlett-based psychologist Dr. Richard Sternberg writes ‘By Reason of Insanity’

Hewlett-based psychologist and psychoanalyst Dr. Richard Sternberg wrote a book that describes the backgrounds of criminally insane people that he came across while working at a psychiatric …

New York state could cancel tests, again

With the coronavirus pandemic still coursing across the country and the vaccine rollout yet to hit its stride, leaders in the Five Towns public school districts agree with the New York State United Teachers union that this school year’s state standardized tests for grades three through eight should be canceled, and possibly the state Regents exams as well.

Gas prices could rise to $3 per gallon on Long Island

Hewlett Bay Park resident Brenda Wilbur typically buys the gas for her car at the Sunoco station at the intersection of Mill Road and Peninsula Boulevard in Hewlett and noticed that in the past few weeks the prices have zoomed up from $2.15 per gallon for regular gas to $2.43, and the BP station on the opposite side of Peninsula Boulevard was $2.61 as of Jan. 20.

Hewlett-Woodmere names Phillip McEneaney interim director of Health, Safety and Security

Former member of the New York City Police Department Phillip McEneaney has been appointed as interim director of Health, Safety and Security for the Hewlett-Woodmere School District as of  Jan. …

Hewlett-Woodmere PTA raises over $1,000

Hewlett-Woodmere School District’s Central Council PTA raised more than $1,000 through its “Stronger Together” fundraiser, a first of its kind for the PTA, that sold a unique collection of clothing items for children and adults that celebrated the strength of the Hewlett-Woodmere community.

Learn how to create a personal Holocaust presentation

An online course hosted by the Nassau County Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Museum, “Preserving Your Family Story: How to Prepare a Personal Presentation about the Holocaust,” is geared towards aiding second and third  generation descendants of Holocaust Survivors bring their family’s stories and experiences to life in order to inform posterity.

Cedarhurst offers prepaid meter parking permits

The Village of  Cedarhurst, at the request of many merchants, shoppers and residents, is offering a limited number of prepaid meter parking permits that will allow motorists to park at a parking meter in any of the village’s parking fields without the need to make a payment at the meter.  

Restaurants can apply for New York state grants

Restaurants can apply for New York state grants for up to $5,000 from the state economic development agency for help to survive through the coronavirus pandemic.