Five Towns Patch's Top Stories of February

We're looking back at the most read articles of the month.

This past month, one issue stood above all else. The proposed sale of the Number Six School to Simone Development Companies has grabbed a lot of attention in the Five Towns, and will continue to do so even after the March 20 referendum.

Here are this past month's top stories:


The lawyer for Simone Development Companies, whose $12.5 million for Number Six School was accepted by the Lawrence School Board, vowed that the developer’s proposed facility “won’t be a burden to the community.”

4. Group Assembles to Oppose Proposed Medical Facility

About 150 people gathered in a Lawrence home to declare their opposition to a medical developer’s proposal to transform Number Six School into a “medical park,” which they believe threatens the landscape of the Five Towns.

3. DA: Woodmere Man Admits to Stealing from Temple

The Woodmere man who was the treasurer at Congregation Aish Kodesh has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $634,000 from the temple, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced.

2. Sabra Pizza Closing Shop 

After about 40 years in business, Cedarhurst’s Sabra Pizza closed its doors on Feb. 18.

1. Highest Bid for No. 6 School Turned Down by Board Committee

A higher bid for Number Six School than the winning offer from a medical developer was turned down because it “was not something anyone wanted to see,” according a member of the Lawrence School Board.


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