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Long Island to begin Phase One reopening Wednesday: Cuomo

Governor Cuomo rang the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday morning, the first day the physical building has been open for trading in months. The symbolic gesture came on the same day …

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 …

Morning prayers amid Covid-19 in Lawrence

On a picturesque spring Thursday, a father and two sons, who declined to give their names, led a morning prayer service on Lawrence Avenue near the Long Island Rail Road train station in Lawrence. Everyone else stood at a distance, most in front of their own homes.

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 …

Rash of tire and wheel thefts in the Five Towns

Updated on May 22 at 1:25 p.m. Tires and wheels from four cars were stolen in the Five Towns on the night of May 20, according to Nassau County police. Exactly how many such incidents have …

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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 …

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 …