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High-speed rail for L.I. deserves public support

With the Biden administration pushing a $2 trillion national infrastructure plan, what once seemed like a fantasy — high-speed rail for the Northeast — is slowly, steadily becoming a distinct possibility . . .


Should municipalities opt out on marijuana?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, once an ardent detractor of any measure to legalize recreational marijuana, last week signed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act . . .

Nassau County storm basin cleanup needed in North Woodmere

For the past four years or so, North Woodmere resident Lily Buziashvili has taken it upon herself to pick up trash and debris that collects along a 1.5-mile stretch of the area called the Nassau County storm basin, which extends from Branch Boulevard to Hungry Harbor Road in that community.

Lawrence educators step into the reading characters

Lawrence Elementary School Assistant Principal Jacqueline Beckmann just did not roll out a schoolwide reading challenge last month. She and teachers Theresa Degan and Shirley Warren dressed as characters from books to spark student interest in reading on March 22.

Hewlett avenges opening defeat

The second time around the schedule started much better than the first for Hewlett’s girls’ soccer team. The Bulldogs avenged a 5-2 season-opening loss at Glen Cove with a 2-0 home …

Brandeis students explore science

At the Brandeis School in Lawrence, fourth-graders explored density using oil, water and pancake syrup. The students made predictions and went on to explore buoyancy, and what will float?

Hewlett-Woodmere employee survives Covid after vaccination

In the United States, roughly 4.9 percent of people have tested positive for Covid-19 after receiving two doses of the Moderna vaccine. Gibson resident and Hewlett-Woodmere School District employee …

Brooklyn man arrested in Inwood for allegedly resisting arrest

A Brooklyn man was arrested in Inwood for allegedly resisting arrest on April 6. According to detectives, Fourth Precinct police observed Christopher Landburg-Parker, 34, of Brooklyn, was driving …

Randi Kreiss

Oldies but goodies have the right stuff

I married an older man, and this week he’s turning 75. When we met, I was 14 and he was 15.

Hebrew Academy of Long Beach in Woodmere captures first, third in history regionals

Two teams of Hebrew Academy of Long Beach students from the school in Woodmere finished in first and third in the Junior Exhibit Group at the Long Island Regional for National History Day.

Jerry Kremer

Some of us are killing our friends without bullets

We Americans have experienced a horrible year since the coronavirus invaded out shores. We’ve been confined to our homes, prohibited from traveling . . .

Easter Egggggstravaganza was full of 'eggcitement' in Lawrence

Balloons, baskets and bunnies highlighted the fourth annual Egggggstravaganza, a celebration of Easter at the Five Towns Community Center in Lawrence on April 3 that was more fun than a hatful of …

Nancy Lieberman Charities donates hoops courts to Nassau County

Nancy Lieberman Charities, founded by the iconic and groundbreaking basketball player from Queens, is donating five new hoops courts valued at $325,000 to Nassau County. Two of the locations are in the Five Towns – Inwood Park and North Woodmere Park – the third is Wantagh Park with the two remaining sites to be identified by the county in the near future, officials said.

Two charged in alleged Inwood robbery

A car accident involving two vehicles and four men ignited an alleged assault and robbery in Inwood on April 1.