HAFTR debate team director creates league for yeshivas

Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns & Rockaway High School’s debate team has been unable to compete in tournaments held on Fridays and Saturdays, and the team’s director and coach, Alex Libkind, decided that he needed to do something about that.

State education oversight angers Five Towns officials

The gathering of a few Republican candidates, rabbis and yeshivas officials outside the Hebrew Academy of Long Beach in Woodmere on Sept. 22 was part GOP rally and part bashing the State Education Department for its approval of updating oversight of private schools.

Five Hewlett students are Merit semifinalists

Hewlett High School seniors Ethan Abelev, Hiral Chavre, Brian Chen, Anthony Ginzburg and Ilana Mizrahi were named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Lawrence Lately

Oh no! It is a tornado alert!

It is back to school at Lawrence High School and let me tell you the feeling is exhilarating. It is exciting to brag that Lawrence had prevailed through the Covid-19 pandemic.

HAFTR Highlights

A new academic year takes flight

The start of a new year at the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway High School is riveting and exciting.

Head to the Lawrence High School Class of 1970 reunion

Two days before Halloween, the Lawrence High School class of 1970 could be scaring themselves with their memories at the 50th anniversary reunion on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 7 to 11 p.m. in the Atrium of Sunny Atlantic Beach Club in Atlantic Beach.

Subaru stolen in Inwood

Three men allegedly pulled a man, 21, from his white 2015 Subaru as he was parking on Zavatt Sreet, near Pearl Street in Inwood, at 5:45 p.m. on Sept. 2, and took off heading east on Pearl Street, Nassau police said.

Reunion for Lawrence High Class of 1972

The Lawrence High School Class of 1972 is having its 50th year reunion on Oct. 8 at the Inwood Country Club, 50 Peppe Drive in Inwood. Out of the roughly 530 class members, 130 alums are expected to attend.

Four people allegedly rob Inwood smoke shop

Nassau police are looking for four people — three women and a young man — who allegedly robbed the Fazieah Smoke Shop on Sheridan Boulevard in Inwood at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 31.


Banning books is un-American

Last week was Banned Books Week, a time to spotlight censorship and attempts across the country to take books off library shelves.


Why we need to go back to the moon

Ever since NASA started trying, unsuccessfully so far, to launch its unmanned Artemis I spacecraft . . .


So you think the governor’s a shoo-in in November?

Is it any surprise that Gov. Kathy Hochul’s once insurmountable lead in the polls is eroding when public opinion surveys are analyzed carefully?