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While Inwood resident Sasha Young has been recognized for her volunteerism in the Five Towns at Gammy’s Pantry, she considers the efforts that she and others have made throughout the coronavirus pandemic a team effort. more
While still awaiting guidance and direction from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York State’s Education Department on how schools could operate this fall, the state Public High School Athletic Association Covid-19 Task Force held two meetings in June to discuss multiple scenarios for sports. more
In reaction to the manner in which school was physically shutdown in March and more than likely will begin in September with socially distancing protocols in place because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Lawrence School District is looking to implement a grade reconfiguration for the 2020-21 school year. more
Long Island is set to begin Phase Four reopening of the economy on July 8, including universities and colleges. As of press time Monday, however, Governor Cuomo said there was no word yet whether the … more
From the Olympic-sized pool to the trio of pools for children, lounging, playing and swimming were the activities that only Nassau County residents, many from the Five Towns, took part in at North Woodmere Park on July 3, the first day the six county pools were open for the summer and during the coronavirus pandemic. more
Even during the coronavirus pandemic, The Brandeis School class of 2020 had the opportunity to celebrate together as the eighth-graders their diplomas and officially marked the end of their years at the Jewish Day School in Lawrence. more
It was not your traditional high school graduation as this is not the customary graduation season. However, on Monday, the regularly scheduled day for Lawrence High School’s commencement, there … more
Instead of a full football field being occupied with students and bleachers filled with family members for one big ceremony, the Hewlett High School class of 2020 received their diplomas in six … more
After Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a June 2 news conference that summer day camps across the state could open June 29, the Five Towns Community Center in Lawrence announced that they would be holding a socially distanced middle school summer learning program for children in grades six to eight.  more
As all New York state departments were mandated to cut their budgets by at least 2 percent because of the revenue loss endured during the coronavirus pandemic, the Office of People With Developmental Disabilities is slicing $178 million from the rates that group homes charge for resident occupancy. more
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