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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. more
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). more
In recognition of Teachers Appreciation Week, the Lawrence Middle School assistant principals created a motorcade that drove by the homes of Lawrence School District teachers honking horn and showing thank you signs and dropped off “goodies,” on May 6. more
In honor of National Nurses Day, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and other county officials paid tribute Wednesday to the healthcare professionals working on the frontlines of the pandemic. … more
Despite school buildings in the Five Towns and across New York being closed through the end of the school year because of the coronavirus pandemic, a few Hewlett High School students have found a way … more
School buildings in the Five Towns and across New York will remain closed through the end of the school year – officially June 30 in the state – Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on May 1, two weeks days before his previous extension was to elapse.  more
The Brandeis School on Frost Lane in Lawrence has been closed since March 16 like all schools across New York state because of the coronavirus pandemic, and nearly two months later using the Zoom video conferencing platform student and teachers from nursery to the eighth grade have connected for general and Judaic education classes, art and gym. more
Shakeups in diverse industries continue through the coronavirus pandemic, and with schools being shut down since mid-March transportation companies such as Inwood-based Independent Coach Corporation are feeling the pinch. more
The month of April seems to have flown by, despite current circumstances. As the days melted into weeks, many brave people worked hard to keep the general population healthy, fed and comfortable during the coronavirus pandemic, and they continue to do so in spite of the danger they knowingly put themselves in. more
After the Lawrence School District laid off and furloughed employees as of April 15, a firestorm of anger followed led by the Lawrence Teachers Association and Teamsters Local 237, the union that represents the aides, assistants, cleaners, monitors and nurses who are no longer working. more
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