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Herald offers $500K in grants for small businesses

Richner Communications Inc., publisher of Herald Community Newspapers and The Riverdale Press, this week announced a $500,000 grant program to support local businesses. Through the Herald Small Business Marketing Grant Program, each Long Island business is eligible to receive up to $15,000 of matching grant funds, which can be used for marketing services to promote the business’ products and services. The Herald Small Business Marketing Grant Program is being supported by

State to add funeral directors as N.Y.'s death toll surpasses 7,000: Governor Cuomo

Without offering specifics, Governor Cuomo said at his Thursday news briefing that additional funeral directors would be brought in to aid with arrangements for the hundreds of New Yorkers who are …

Baldwin houses of worship shift to virtual services

Baldwin houses of worship are figuring out how to adjust to the unprecedented consequences of the global coronavirus pandemic: Public gathering is no longer allowed. For Catholics, no further …

Governor Cuomo appeals for protective medical equipment

Governor Cuomo made an urgent appeal Thursday to any manufacturers that are willing and able to produce personal protective equipment, or PPE, such as N-95 masks, face shields and plastic gowns, which will go to hopital wokers treating COVID-19 patients.

School budget votes delayed to at least June 1; $177B state budget in flux

School budget votes have been delayed until at least June 1 because of the coronavirus outbreak, by order of Governor Cuomo.  The votes were to have taken place May 19. The governor issued …

Guest column

A Passover message: There is always something good

In every bad situation, there is also always something good that comes of it.  The Talmudic character Nachum Ish Gamzu is famous, in Jewish tradition, for seeing the silver lining in …

Editorial

Governor Cuomo, Main Street needs a hand

Covid-19 has completely changed the way we all live. But along with worrying about keeping themselves and their families healthy, thousands of small business owners across New York state are losing sleep over . . .

Editorial

Save a life — give blood, especially now

The American Red Cross is urging healthy, eligible people who are feeling well to give blood or platelets to help maintain a sufficient blood supply and prevent shortages as the coronavirus pandemic continues.