Here's why Lawrence Woodmere Academy will remain open

Lawrence Woodmere Academy was looking for help in January, when the school’s trustees asked former students for ideas on how it could remain open. The nonsectarian educational institution was struggling financially.

See what California did to honor Woodmere native Harvey Milk

Woodmere native Harvey Milk, who went on to become one of the first openly gay people elected to public official in the United States in 1977, was once again remembered as California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared May 22 of this year Harvey Milk Day in the Golden State.

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.

A Lawrence shake-up on the Village board: Fragin and Landy depart

Lawrence village Trustee  Jeff Landy, who has served as deputy mayor for nearly a year, gave a heartfelt goodbye at the May 11 meeting after announcing his departure from the board at the end of his term. Landy was appointed in 2020. Landy has lived most of his last 47 years in Lawrence.

The newest library director for Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library

The first chapter for the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library’s new director, Michelle Young, will be a familiar experience. Young, who started work on May 1, joins the community after working in public libraries for over 20 years.

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.