Busy week? No worries. Every Sunday, Patch highlights the top seven stories of the week so you can catch up on all of the big local news. This week, the top stories are:
- : As the Lynbrook community continues to mourn the loss of its beloved schools leader, Dr. Santo Barbarino, who died in late August, the Board of Education had to select someone this week to take his place as interim superintendent. Click on the headline above to see who they chose.
- : Actor Tony Danza (Who's The Boss?, Taxi, Angels in the Outfield), a Malverne High School alumnus, made headlines this week by speaking out about what's wrong with today's education system, based upon his experience of teaching in a public high school. Hear what Danza had to say and learn about his new book, out Tuesday, by clicking on the link above.
- : More than 70 West Hempstead residents lost power Saturday night after heavy winds knocked down a large tree and a utility pole on Jennings Avenue. Click on the headline to see the photos submitted by one local resident.
- : Lynbrook Police spotted some disturbing graffiti on a garbage pail in the village recently. Click on the link above to see what images were spray-painted on it and find out what other crimes were reported in Lynbrook this week.
- : The Malverne village board approved an amendment to the village code this week pertaining to signage for open houses. Click on the headline to see how this could make selling your home easier. On that same night, the board also introduced a program aimed at encouraging residents to legalize improvements made to their homes without proper permits and announced that they'd be tripling the fee to do so in the future. Click on the following link for details:
- : Despite delays that prevented the renovations of Malverne's two elementary schools to be complete in time for the first day of school, the two buildings did receive students on Sept. 4. Click on the link above to learn more and see photos of the inside of Downing and Davison Avenue schools.
- : Public and private school students in Malverne, West Hempstead and Lynbrook headed back to class this week and shared their first-day experiences on Patch. Click on the link above to see the gallery of reader-submitted photos and upload yours.