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Far Rockaway woman rescues dogs and cats

When she was 4-years-old, Christine Drakatos found a litter of kittens in a sewer drain and made her mother help rescue them, and since then the Astoria native who lives in Far Rockaway has helped saved animals.

New York’s OPWDD slicing off $60 million from its budget

As all New York state departments were mandated to cut their budgets by at least 2 percent because of the revenue loss endured during the coronavirus pandemic, the Office of People With Developmental Disabilities is slicing $178 million from the rates that group homes charge for resident occupancy.

The Brandeis School in Lawrence celebrates graduation

Even during the coronavirus pandemic, The Brandeis School class of 2020 had the opportunity to celebrate together as the eighth-graders their diplomas and officially marked the end of their years at the Jewish Day School in Lawrence.

Lawrence resident Rabbi Dr. Josh Joseph named new EVP and COO of Orthodox Union

The Orthodox Union announced that Lawrence resident Rabbi Dr. Josh Joseph has been appointed as the organization's executive vice president and chief operating officer.  Starting on Sept. 1, …

Standing against racism in Hewlett and Woodmere

POCatHewlett, with POC standing for people of color, has begun adding its voice to the growing sentiment that there must be an end to racial inequality. Calling themselves a team and spearheaded by two young women, POCatHewlett has a petition on actionnetwork.org and created a list of demands that they would like the Hewlett-Woodmere School District and Board of Education to address.

Woodmere resident retires as Orthodox Union’s EVP

After two decades as a volunteer for the Orthodox Union and the past six years as the organization’s executive vice president, Woodmere resident Allen Fagin is retiring from a job for the second time.

Hewlett-Woodmere Little League plans to play

Plans are moving forward for Hewlett-Woodmere Little League to begin its 2020 season sometime within the first two weeks of July with 10 teams across several age levels.

Middle school summer learning in Lawrence

After Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a June 2 news conference that summer day camps across the state could open June 29, the Five Towns Community Center in Lawrence announced that they would be holding a socially distanced middle school summer learning program for children in grades six to eight. 

Police looking for alleged North Woodmere robbers

Nassau County police are looking for two men who allegedly robbed a man in North Woodmere on June 27.

Resilient students graduate Lawrence High School

It was not your traditional high school graduation as this is not the customary graduation season. However, on Monday, the regularly scheduled day for Lawrence High School’s commencement, there …

Hewlett Harbor's deputy mayor focuses on small business issues

Hewlett Harbor Deputy Mayor and small business owner Len Oppenheimer had an opportunity to chat with Rep. Kathleen Rice, a Democrat who represents the Five Towns, and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, another Democrat, in a June 11 virtual conference about the burdens small businesses have been facing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Hewlett High School holds socially distanced graduation ceremonies

Instead of a full football field being occupied with students and bleachers filled with family members for one big ceremony, the Hewlett High School class of 2020 received their diplomas in six …