Combating a housing crisis in Nassau County

The Long Island State Senate majority and Town Supervisor Laura Gillen have announced a $215,000 grant to study and address the Island’s shortage of affordable housing. The funding will explore how …

West Hempstead teen leads St. Mary’s Gaels on the ice

St. Mary’s High School junior Shane Ahlers, of West Hempstead, was one of the key players on their hockey team who helped them find success on the ice. St. Mary’s Gaels finished their 2018 season …

Schools

A push for awareness, kindness and respect for students in West Hempstead

The West Hempstead Union Free School District’s George Washington School has incorporated the importance of kindness, self-regulation and tolerance along with autism awareness with in-classroom …

West Hempstead sitting at 8-4

Playing in the Nassau Countywide Conference provides relief for struggling programs and enables teams to play competitive baseball while trying to build toward respectability. And, that is exactly what West Hempstead is doing in 2019.

Hofstra University tours East Side Access project

Students, professors and school officials from Hofstra University had the opportunity to tour the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s East Side Access project earlier this month, 180 feet below …

West Hempstead resident advocates for people with Alzheimer’s

Several Alzheimer’s and dementia care advocates visited Albany with the Alzheimer’s Association on March 5 to lobby for more support in treating the disease. The trip, on what the organization …

Endorsement

Vote ‘yes’ on West Hempstead spending plan

In West Hempstead, residents should show their support for the proposed $63.6 million school budget. It calls for 4.01 percent more spending and a 2.64 percent tax-levy increase — below the …

The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week in Malverne, West Hempstead

Artist reception for Willie Mack Enjoy the work of fine artist Willie Mack at the Lakeview Public Library on Saturday, May 18, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Mack’s artwork will be on display in the …

Randi Kreiss

If only we knew now what we’ll know then

I saw a guy in town waiting under the portico of a medical practice that specializes in lung disease, and damn if he wasn’t puffing away on a cigarette.