Adrianne Mittan aims to boost Hebrew Academy of Long Beach's systems

In the Hebrew Academy of Long Beach’s announcement that Manhattan native and now Lido Beach resident Adrianne Mittan was the new executive director it read “Adrianne is a warm, energetic school executive.”

Native Five Towner Adam Port uses art for a good cause

Adam Port, a native Five Towner, has made his long-time passion for sports and art into a successful career and hopes to donate 100 percent of the profits from his latest project to the Shaquille O’Neal foundation.

Bus driver shortage highlights Hewlett-Woodmere roundtable

Hewlett-Woodmere School District Superintendent Ralph Marino hosted his second roundtable since August on Oct. 12 to answer questions, on such issues as bus transportation, and address concerns of community members.

Cedarhurst’s century-old gas main to be replaced

The 100-year-old gas main under Cedarhurst Avenue that stretches from Peninsula Boulevard to West Broadway will be replaced by National Grid beginning this week, with the project expected to take roughly four months, officials said.

Election 2021

Jason Abelove challenges Don Clavin for Hempstead town supervisor

Jason Abelove is challenging Don Clavin for Town of Hempstead supervisor. Ahead of Election Day on Nov. 2, the Herald asked the candidates questions about their goals and issues facing the community.

Politics

Nicks challenges Murray for Hempstead town clerk

In a municipality of more than 750,000 people, the Town of Hempstead’s clerk’s office relies on efficiency and transparency to provide various services to its patrons, which includes everything from parking permits to Freedom of Information Law requests. Incumbent Town Clerk Kate Murray will face challenger and first-time candidate Olena Nicks.

Hewlett Harbor cleans up Willow Pond duckweed

After over a decade of trial and error, Hewlett Harbor has succeeded in keeping Willow Pond clear by targeting early-summer blooms of duckweed with herbicide treatment and dissolving most of the resulting dead matter with bacterial, muck-eating pellets.