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With veterans organizations being among the many local community groups struggling financially amid the coronavirus pandemic, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3350 in East Rockaway has launched its Veterans’ Thrift Shop. more
Lynbrook parents said at the Oct. 14 Board of Education meeting that they were angry that students could no longer return to in-person classes if they wanted, after spending the first quarter online. District officials had previously told parents that students would be given that option at the end of the first marking period, which will end Nov. 13. more
Lynbrook Police Department Chief Brian Paladino recently caused a stir for his email in response to a complaint about a lack of enforcement  of officers wearing face coverings,  in which he wrote that he would not be a "mask Kaiser." more
As the coronavirus continues to be a challenge for movie theaters, Cineworld, the parent company of Regal Cinemas, announced on Oct. 8 that it will temporarily suspend operations at all of its 536 theaters in the U.S., including the one in Lynbrook. Though the Lynbrook theater has remained closed since the height of the pandemic, Regal reopened theaters in other states in August, but has now decided to shutter all of them temporarily. more
Lynbrook Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Melissa Burak announced on Tuesday that two Lynbrook High School students tested positive for Covid-19, but the school will remain open.  more
Classes were back in session at East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School on Monday after district officials shut the building down for three days when a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus. more
After weeks of hosting virtual services and meetings online to abide by state guidelines and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocols, many houses of worship across New York have returned to having indoor services over the past few months. more
Just a week after opening its doors for a return to classes for the first time in six months, East Rockaway school officials announced that the Junior-Senior High School will switch to an all-remote model at least through Friday after a staff member tested positive for Covid-19. Rhame and Centre Avenue elementary schools will continue with normal operations. more
Amid an outcry from residents and elected officials, New York American Water officials announced they were postponing a rate hike that was set to take effect on Sept. 1. The decision came after the utility took part in discussions with the state Department of Public Service and decided against moving ahead with the increase as the coronavirus pandemic drags on. more
After 10 straight summers at the Lynbrook Village Pool, the annual Swim Across America event had to be altered this year. That didn’t stop five young Lynbrook residents from doing their part to raise money for cancer research through this event. more
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