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Riding the rails amid the Covid-19 pandemic

I never imagined the emptiness. It left me with a sinking feeling, a sense of aloneness that I had not experienced before as I stood on Long Island Rail Road train trestles during the middle of what …

What will it take to reopen restaurants in the state?

Randy Rosner, Manager, Bagel Boss, Hewlett “I think that it’s up to the consumers to move along the process of reopening,” said Randy Rosner, the manger of Bagel Boss in Hewlett. …

Five Towns Early Learning Center in Inwood remains essential

The Five Towns Early Learning Center in Inwood, an essential part of the community it has served for 80 years, has remained vital during the coronavirus pandemic by never shutting its doors to care for the children of frontline workers. During World War II, women who attended trade school dropped off their children so they could work in the place of men.

Lawrence Woodmere Academy senior Harrison Schwartz featured in virtual performing arts award show

One senior performing arts student from the Lawrence Woodmere Academy will be able to take one final bow in an upcoming virtual awards show.   LWA senior Harrison Schwartz will be one of …

Longtime Five Towns resident Shirley Lederman, 98

To those who knew Shirley Lederman, she was a Five Towns legend who had a passion and knowledge for music. Lederman died on April 27 at the Lawrence home of her daughter and son-in-law, Eileen and …

Valley Stream man arrested in Hewlett for alleged robbery

A Valley Stream man was arrested for allegedly attempting to rob the BP gas station at 1280 Peninsula Blvd. in Hewlett at 10:55 a.m on May 17. Police said that Rodolfo Umana, 34, entered the gas …

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Covid has everyone appreciating life much more

"Unprecedented times.” Those words have recently destroyed people as they reflect back before quarantine. We, as people in society, take our daily routines and regular activities for granted.

Five Towns Community Center receives donated protective partition

The daily hustle and bustle of the Five Towns Community Center being a go-to place for food and other items for residents attracted the attention of Brooklyn-based Avant Guard Manufacturing that was at the Lawrence facility on May 5.

Lawrence village aims to emerge stronger after Covid-19

The Village of Lawrence prides itself on being a community of free spirited, accomplished individuals committed to excellence and serving a wide variety of educational, professional, religious, social, political and philanthropic institutions.

‘Kosher Guru,’ Community Chest fuel food program

The "Kosher Guru" has come up with another initiative to help those in need of food during the coronavirus pandemic. Hewlett resident Gabriel Boxer, also known as the Kosher Guru, has launched the …

Kosher meals to be distributed by Lawrence schools

Updated May 19 at 6:55 p.m. Please note that the venue for Elite Caterers meal pick up has changed. The Lawrence School District will distribute kosher meals through Elite Caterers on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. for people who preregister and 10:30 to 11 a.m. for people who did not preregister (or until all the meals have been handed out).

Hewlett-Woodmere students recognized for history research work

Hewlett High School and Woodmere Middle School students are being recognized for their work in historical research. Junior students Julia Klayman and Kira Grossman placed second in the New York …

Hewlett High School students send virtual thank you message to first responders

Nine Hewlett High School students showed their appreciation for first responders with a virtual thank you message.  The Sophomore students sent a video message to healthcare workers, first …

Lifelong Five Towns resident Fill Merber, 93

When lifelong Five Towns resident Fill Merber wasn’t spending time with his family and friends, you could find him tanning on a beach somewhere. Merber died at his Woodmere home on May 5 …

Five Towns non-essential businesses to remain closed through end of May

A couple of Five Towns business owners had mixed reactions that Long Island's economy will remain on hold at least until the end of the month.