Here are the top five headlines for Oct. 15.
- Homecoming Parades: Both Malverne and West Hempstead high schools held their homecomings Saturday. Click here for coverage of Malverne's homecoming parade (and add your photos to our gallery). Look for photos of West Hempstead's 2012 Homecoming Parade this afternoon.
- Lynbrook Village Board: The Lynbrook village board will be holding a work session at 7 p.m. followed by a business meeting at 8 p.m. tonight. Find out later this morning what they'll be addressing.
- Crimes Nearby: Also coming up this morning, get our weekly round-up of the worst crimes reported in communities neighboring Malverne, West Hempstead and Lynbrook.
- Night of the Pumpkins: In just five days, Lynbrook High School will be lit up with an amazing display of hand-carved Jack-O-Lanterns. Learn more about this year's Night of the Pumpkins today on Patch.
- Weekly Recap: Before another week is in full swing, make sure you didn't miss any of last week's big local stories by reading our quick recap here.