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Haunting memories of the tragic Hillel bus accident

Seven memorials made of metal symbolizing trees stand in an area of the bais medrash (study room) in the Lawrence building that houses the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway lower school.

Lawrence village welcomes new trustee Jeff Landy

Except for his college years and three years in Woodmere, newly appointed village Trustee Jeff Landy has lived most of his 44 years in Lawrence.  A married lawyer who owns an attorney …

Water flusing in Cedarhurst, Lawrence starts Monday

As part of New York American Water’s fall water quality program flushing of its water distribution system in Cedarhurst and Lawrencewill begin Oct. 26, to clear mineral deposits and sediment that might have built up inside the pipes. The flushing will continue through Nov. 6.

Covid-19 testing site at the Five Towns Community Center

Updated Oct. 21 at 9:45 a.m. In an effort to combat the recent uptick of coronavirus in the Five Towns, the Five Towns Community Center in Lawrence will officially serve as a Covid-19 testing site. Several community officials …

Mental health counseling through Covid

Mental health experts and organizations have had to adjust to the issues their patients face and the ways in which they treat them during the coronavirus pandemic.

Two jet skiers rescued near Broswere Bay in Woodmere

The Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department reported the resuce of two jet skiers in Woodmere. According to LCFD officials, on October 20 at 6:18 pm, LCFD was notified that two jet skiers were lost in …

Meeks runs unopposed for 12th congressional term

After winning a primary challenge in June, veteran Rep. Gregory Meeks, a Democrat from Southwest Queens who represents the 5th Congressional District, including Elmont, Inwood and north and south …

 Lawrence High School PTA awarded $5,000

The National Parent-Teacher Association awarded the Lawrence High School PTA with a $5,000 grant to help meet critical needs of students, families and teachers in the school community that have been …

Lawrence assistant golf pro shoots for donations

Kevin Mulligan put a golf club into the hands of his daughter, Kacie, and her year older brother, Brian, as youngsters and whether playing golf for business, competitively or recreation the very visible tools of the sport have rarely left their grips.

Douglas Tuman challenges Kathleen Rice in 4th Congressional District

In the Fourth Congressional District, incumbent Kathleen Rice, a Democrat from Garden City, faces Douglas Tuman, a Republican from West Hempstead.

It’s Judy Griffin vs. Patricia Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick for Assembly District 21

Former Malverne deputy mayor and village trustee Patricia Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick is challenging incumbent New York State Assemblywoman Judy Griffin for a seat representing the 21st Assembly District. …

Free virtual naloxone training

In support of Red Ribbon Week, the Tempo Group and Savings Lives Five Towns Drug & Alcohol Coalition will hold a free virtual naloxone training on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 8 to 9:15 p.m. Free Narcan kits and medication disposal bags are available to all who pre-register.

Diving into the Lawrence village meeting

Even before the 47-minute Lawrence village meeting began on Oct. 15 there was rousing applause as the newest board member, Jeffrey Landy, was administered the oath of office. He was appointed trustee …


Herd immunity, a recipe for further disaster

Consider the number 675,000 for a moment. That’s the number of people in the United States who died during the flu pandemic of 1918-19. Could the U.S. be headed for such widespread death again?


Say goodbye to ‘Lady’ on our sports pages

Late last month, we at the Herald were jolted when a senior at Kennedy High School, in Bellmore, called on school officials — and the local media — to stop referring to girls’ sports teams at Kennedy as the “Lady Cougars.”

Randi Kreiss

When real-life horrors outdo Halloween

Really, could you make up Donald Trump if he didn’t already exist? What book publisher in their right mind or movie producer hoping for a hit would create a character as unlikely . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

Will Washington soon be unchecked and unbalanced?

Some who are opposed to Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination are blurring the line between confirming a justice to fill a vacancy and the so-called “packing” of the court. Using this nomination to justify court packing . . .