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State says dentists can reopen; Nassau preps for Phase Two

With the potential Phase Two reopening of Long Island’s economy a week and a half away, Governor Cuomo issued an executive order Sunday allowing dental offices to return to work statewide …

Nassau jail activists call for more transparency about Covid-19 cases

Activists for the rights of inmates at the Nassau County Correctional Center are calling on Sheriff James Dzurenda to provide daily updates on the number of Covid-19 cases in the jail and to release …

Phase One reopening greeted with caution, some confusion in Wantagh

Select businesses in Seaford and Wantagh finally reopened on Wednesday, as the region encompassing Nassau and Suffolk counties cleared the final hurdles that had kept them shuttered and their economies shattered.

Elmont and Franklin Square business leaders hope for best during reopening

Elmont and Franklin Square business leaders said their downtowns were slowly coming back to life on Wednesday, the first day of Long Island's Phase One reopening of its economy, and they said they hoped people would abide by social-distancing protocols to ensure the economy stays open.

Malverne Chamber welcomes Phase One reopening of the economy

As projected, Long Island began the Phase One reopening of its battered economy on Wednesday, paving the way for construction and wholesale trade companies to restart operations, along with retailers …

Glen Cove EMS ambulances to get daily professional cleanings with Covid-19 killing solution

The Clinical Clean staff will be cleaning Glen Cove EMS ambulances every day. 

Hempstead adds tax-collection sites for May

The Town of Hempstead has set up three drive-through tax-collection booths at points across the town, including one in front of Rock Hall, the stately, two-story 1767 mansion in Lawrence. Supervisor …

Riding the rails amid the Covid-19 pandemic

I never imagined the emptiness. It left me with a sinking feeling, a sense of aloneness that I had not experienced before as I stood on Long Island Rail Road train trestles during the middle of what …

Nassau to reinstate elective surgeries: county executive

Governor Cuomo has granted Nassau's request to reinstate elective surgeries, County Executive Laura Curran tweeted Tuesday afternoon. Curran had made the request in a letter to the governor …

How to make a mask in four easy steps

Making a mask is simple, using a T-shirt and paper towel or coffee filter. Here's how, in four simple steps.

Long Island Trauma Recovery Network to provide free therapy

The Long Island Trauma Recovery Network will provide free therapy to health care workers, first responders, essential employees, their families, and those whose loved ones are facing or have passed …


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Remembering our warriors’ sacrifices

We marked Memorial Day on Monday, honoring all those who died in military service to our nation. It was a holiday unlike past years . . .

When Covid-19 becomes real: mourning my grandmother

Editor's note: The following was originally written for Hofstra University's Long Island Advocate, the online publication of the college's Lawrence Herbert School of Communication. Lucas Pino, a …

Randi Kreiss

Sometimes the right notes unlock the heart

Just take those old records off the shelf. I’ll sit and listen to ’em by myself.


It’s time to un-pause Nassau County

The coronavirus will be with us for the foreseeable future. The shutdown we have been struggling with has been painful, inconvenient and sad. We have seen . . .

Send the Herald your stories, photos of how you're coping with the coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak has vastly altered our daily routines. Parents are at home. Children are at home. College students are at home. All must stay put, we are told, for now. People are making …


Reform higher education with three-year degrees

Amid a global pandemic, colleges nationwide have indefinitely shifted classes online. With students no longer using campus facilities and resources . . .