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Voting on Lawrence schools and Peninsula library budgets is May 11

While the proposed Lawrence School District budget for the 2021-22 school year is identical to the current operating budget – $102,490,053 with 0 percent tax-cap increase – one thing has changed since Assistant superintendent for Business and Operations Jeremy Feder unveiled the preliminary fiscal plan in March: Lawrence will not lost nearly $60,000 in state aid.

Amazon coming to Woodmere

Amazon, the ubiquitous e-commerce company that has sent items to homes and businesses across the globe, is headed to Woodmere as part of a lease agreement with the Town of Hempstead.

Hedge maple trees take root in Woodmere

The 39 hedge maple trees that were planted between Linden Street and Woodmere Boulevard along Broadway in Woodmere last month are part of Nassau County’s initiative to plant at least 500 new trees this year.

Loose boat drifts into Bannister Creek in Lawrence

Seven emergency units responded to what originally was an alert for an overturned boat near the Atlantic Beach Bridge at 9:30 a.m. on May 7, according to Atlantic Beach Rescue Assistant Chief Jonathan Kohan.   

Teen hit by car in North Lawrence

A 13-year-old boy was struck by a gray and blue Volkswagen Passat as he was crossing the street in front of 271 Burnside Ave. in North Lawrence at 4:30 p.m. on May 2, Nassau County police said.

Reflecting on the generational links for Mother's Day

With Mother’s Day approaching (May 9) I have been reflecting on awesome women over the years that have helped me to become who I am today.

Hewlett Happenings

Thank you PTA, school staff for student activities

As the school year comes to a close, ensuring that all Hewlett High School seniors feel loved and appreciated has been the main focus of the Parent Teachers Association and staff.

Pekin ducklings hatch at Hewlett-Woodmere elementary schools

Hewlett and Ogden elementary schools’ administrators, students, teachers and other staff got to see the end result of a second grade project as the Pekin duck eggs that had been developing in classroom incubators hatched on April 27.

Queens man arrested for alleged menacing in North Lawrence

Nassau County police arrested a Queens man for allegedly menacing another man in the parking lot of the Verizon store at 369 Rockaway Turnpike in North Lawrence at 5:20 p.n. on May 1.

New York lawmakers stump for bill focusing on Holocaust education

Supported by a 2020 study that shows a shocking lack of knowledge about the Holocaust among New York state residents ages 18 to 39, several state lawmakers, including State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, are backing legislation that aims to ensure that schools are teaching students about the historical event as required by an existing state law.

Hewlett Bay Park native Joan Harris, 62

Those that knew Hewlett Bay Park native Joan Harris will remember her as a caring mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend.  Harris died in her Nyack, NY home on April 22. She was …

Hewlett native Dr. David A. Genn, 56

The family and friends of Hewlett native Dr. David A. Genn say that he always stood out with his honesty, humility, humbleness and above all else, his tremendous kindness and generosity. Genn, a …


For goodness’ sake, get vaccinated

We’re steadily getting there — herd immunity, when a minimum of 60 to 70 percent of Americans will be vaccinated against Covid-19. As of press time this week . . .

Randi Kreiss

Why are young girls mean to one another?

Time-travel with me. The year was 1957. We had just moved to Cedarhurst from Queens, and it was the first day of class at Number Three School on Broadway.

Scott Brinton

The story that haunts me all these years later

I covered the Bellmore-JFK High School Homecoming parade in the fall of 2004. It was a sunny day, full of carefree teenagers. I could never have imagined then that that day would haunt me still.


Maintaining a teacher’s freedom to teach

It was recently reported that a group of Rockville Centre parents accused a high school social studies teacher of criticizing police during class, and wanted her to be reprimanded. The district superintendent . . .

Five Towns Chabad celebrates Lag B’Omer in Cedarhurst Park

The Jewish holiday of Lag B’Omer was happily celebrated outside this year as the Chabad of the Five Towns held an event in Andrew J. Parise Cedarhurst Park in the village on April 30.