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Governor Cuomo declares schools can reopen; Hewlett-Woodmere and Lawrence districts are ready

School districts in Nassau and Suffolk counties, along with rest of the state, will be allowed to reopen, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Aug. 7. He said he based his decision on low infection rates recorded in every region.

Read how to beat procrastination

For college students who have a habit of procrastinating while trying to get their schoolwork completed, Dr. Linda Sapadin might have some tips for you in her new book. Sapadin is a …

Temple Israel of Lawrence to host 'A Vacation in the Branch' virtual event

Temple Israel of Lawrence has announced an upcoming virtual tour event that will explore how the Five Towns was in the 19th and 20th century.  A Vacation in the Branch, presented by Millicent …

Upcoming Peninsula Public Library virtual events

The Peninsula Public Library in Lawrence has released the schedule for more virtual events for August. On Monday Aug. 10, Film Professor Val Franco will hold a discussion of the 96 minute …

Five Towns teens aim to tackle tough issues

Citing a desire to improve their community and help others, a group of nearly 30 teenagers, all Lawrence High School students, are part of a teen advocacy group at the Five Towns Community Center in Lawrence.

Hewlett resident creates organic Treo beverages

The son of one of the three founders of Snapple seeks to continue his father’s legacy by creating another innovative beverage. Hewlett resident Bob Golden founded Treo Brands, a …

Jewish day school educators prep for upcoming school year

Nearly a hundred educators from Jewish day schools in Arizona, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and New York, including three from schools that serve the Five Towns, took part in a two-week virtual summit that offered a wide range of workshops to help them prepare for the new school year.

Tropical Storm Isaias roils the Five Towns

Updated Aug. 5 at 7:35 a.m. Tropical Storm Isaias struck the Five Towns Tuesday with high winds that have felled multiple trees across the South Shore communities.

Five Towns Community Center in Lawrence to be a Covid-19 testing site

The Five Towns Community Center in Lawrence will be one of the new Covid-19 testing sites that the  Hempstead Town Board unanimously voted to grant up to $2 million to Northwell Health on July 28 to establish 13 Covid-19 testing sites throughout the town, including in Freeport, Elmont and Hempstead.  

New Five Towns village candidates announced

With all that is happening, here is one more item to place on your calendar: village elections on Tuesday, Sept. 15

H.S. football camps delayed until Sept. 21

Eliminating scrimmages and one round of playoffs are the only changes so far in place for Nassau County football, which moved 2020 season kickoff plans to Saturday, Oct. 3 after the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announced a monthlong delay for fall sports on July 16.

Helping to find employment amid the pandemic

Unemployment is something the United States has continuously struggled with. When coronavirus is added to the mix, this creates a complex equation. Throughout the pandemic, the country has reached …

Woodmere Middle School student Bianca Duffer-Bajana receives George Farber Outstanding Student Award

Woodmere Middle School student Bianca Duffer-Bajana, who also attends Nassau BOCES Twilight Alternative High School, was honored for her academic achievements by receiving the George Farber …

St. John's Hospital seeking donations for women's health center

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway is seeking donations to buy equipment for the new women’s health center that is expected to open next year. St. John’s, which also serves the Five Towns, is the only hospital on the Rockaway Peninsula.