Lawrence sewage treatment land still in play

The three primary issues discussed at the Jan. 7 Village of Lawrence board meeting focused on the vacant sewage treatment land, the possible creation of a bicycle lane and replacing the irrigation …

What I could do on my summer vacation

“How I spent my summer vacation,” is one of the most popular essay topics for students at the beginning of a school year. On Jan. 10, Hewlett High School hosted a summer opportunities …

John’s Coffee Shop in Cedarhurst closes

For Mark Friedman, who first frequented John’s Coffee Shop as a Lawrence High School student (class of 1986), worked at Pancho’s on the same Cedarhurst property as a teenager and then …

There is an app for medical diagnosis

When the first signs of a cold arrive, many people will first run to their computer to type their symptoms into WebMD.com, before visiting an actual doctor. By feeding details about what symptoms …

HAFTR Highlights

Bonding at Shabbaton, remembering Scott Satran

Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway High School students exhibited their school spirit as they cheered on the HAFTR boys’ varsity basketball team at the Scott Satran Memorial Tournament …

Brandeis first-graders receive their prayer books

First grade students at The Brandeis School in Lawrence were said to be very excited when they received their prayer books (siddurs) at the celebration called Chagigat Siddur, coordinated by Ken Katz …

Hama’agal program gets started

Hama’agal, the new adult Friendship Circle recreational program for adults with developmental delays, held its inaugural event on Dec. 30, with 15 adult participants along with seven volunteer …

Students acknowledged for academic achievement

Hewlett resident Jessica Keeler was named to the fall dean’s list at the University of Rhode Island. To be eligible, students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester for letter …

Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway Elementary School students are all around town

After an early morning fire in Jan. 10, Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway Elementary School remains closed, but the students are receiving instruction at the HAFTR Middle School, Beth Sholom synagogue and Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst shul, officials said.

Record-breaking year for IFD

In 2018 The Inwood Fire Department responded to 1,030 alarms in 2018, department officials posted on Facebook, the most runs recorded in the history of the department.   Of those 1,030 runs, 15 …

Peninsula Kiwanis Builders Club serves the community with two programs

The Woodmere Middle School students who are part of the Peninsula Kiwanis Builders Club have completed two successful service projects, according to club adviser Dennis Brining. First the club …

Lawrence pulls away from VSN

Considering how the Nassau Conference IV boys’ basketball standings took shape early, and with two games remaining against each of the two frontrunners, Lawrence’s margin for error was already low as the calendar flipped to 2019.

Editorial

Challenges ahead for Democratic Senate

As New York Democrats look ahead to two years of majority control of the State Senate — and the Assembly and the governor’s mansion — they should also remember the past and learn from their predecessors’ mistakes.

Alleged ‘porch pirate’ arrested for North Woodmere thefts

A Queens man has been arrested in connection with four incidents of allegedly stealing items off the porches of homes in North Woodmere in November and December, Nassau County police said.

St. John’s Hospital’s first New Year baby

At four minutes past midnight on Jan. 2, Baby boy Thorsen was the first baby born at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway. He weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20 inches long. His …