Here are the top five headlines for Oct. 17.
- Community Meeting: The West Hempstead Community Support Association will be holding a community meeting at 7:30 p.m. tonight in West Hempstead Middle School. Representatives for Nassau County's Parks Department will be there to discuss plans for Halls Pond Park. WHCSA will also be awarding Lakeview Fire Chief Heather Senti as Person of the Year and showcasing plans for the 9/11 memorial at Halls.
- Lynbrook Crime: Coming up later this morning, see what crimes were committed in Lynbrook this week.
- Vacant Seat: Find out later today who the West Hempstead Board of Education appointed to the seat vacated by Walter Ejnes.
- Halloween Contest: Patch's Halloween costume contest is back! Click here to find out how you can enter.
- Debate Coverage: Check out Patch's coverage of Tuesday's second presidential debate at nearby Hofstra University, the protests and arrests that happened nearby, and see who won. Then, let us know which candidate you think prevailed.