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Freeport has dealt with a pandemic before

While the COVID-19 virus pandemic may seem like a novel occurrence, it is not the first disease to cause major shutdowns in the village of Freeport. The influenza epidemic of 1918 — also …

Stuck at home, Valley Streamers switch up their exercise routines

Among the myriad disruptions the coronavirus epidemic has inflicted on everyday life, the statewide closure of gyms has dealt a stinging blow to the fitness minded. Now, stuck at home following …

A cut above the rest

Runway Couture in Bellmore makes 1,000+ masks for medical workers

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered non-essential businesses to close in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the seamstresses at Runway Couture in Bellmore  returned to their home sewing …

June Regents exam canceled for 2019 - 20 school year

The New York State Board of Regents passed a series of measures on April 6 aimed at easing the burden on school districts during the coronavirus epidemic, including the suspension of Regents exams …

Bike biz takes off as homebound get out

When it comes to social distancing, residents of Nassau County’s South Shore may be luckier than most. With more than 60 miles of beautiful pedestrian trails and bike paths, the area in and …

Locked out of gyms, first responders turn to yoga

 Typically, Beyond the Badge focuses on the mental health of law enforcement officers. Now, Michelle Panetta says she and husband Chris, the charity's co-founders, see the bigger picture and a dire need to help a wider array of responders – and not just mentally.

Kaminsky hosts emergency food drive through

Because of the Covid-19 health crisis, State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, a Democrat who represents the Five Towns, will hold an emergency food drive to benefit families within the 9th Senate District. Suggested donations include gift cards, fresh, canned or boxed food, toiletries and personal items and cleaning supplies.

Dean Skelos, citing coronavirus fears, seeks early release from prison

Former State Senator Dean Skelos, of Rockville Centre, is seeking early release from federal prison due to concerns of the coronavirus pandemic, according to court papers.

Oceansiders show compassion for essential workers via virtual message board

Oceanside School District staff, students and community members are showing their appreciation for essential workers with a virtual bulletin board.

Missy Miller asks for gift card donations

To help feed people or families that are worrying about having enough to eat during the business shutdown because of the coronavirus outbreak, State Assemblywoman Missy Miller, (R-Atlantic Beach), is …

Help with New York Guard appreciation packages

The New York Guard Association wants to put together care packages for State Guard soldiers who are currently on active duty working with the National Guard on Operation COVID-19.

Op-Ed

I’m proud of our LIRR workers

As another week has passed, and as we fight through this pandemic together, I continue to think about our Long Island Rail Road workforce, which continually rises to the challenge.

Overcoming tragedy and becoming stronger

One of the items on the Passover Seder plate is an egg. It’s not one of the foods we’re commanded to eat on Passover, and no mention of it is made during the Seder meal itself. So why is …

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 . . .

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 …

Comprehensive Audiology: ‘we’re still here for you’

Hearing loss could cause anxiety for a person at any time, but even more so during this time of physical isolation, said Dr. Esther Fogel. That’s why, although her Lynbrook practice, Comprehensive Audiology, is currently closed due to the coronavirus, she is still taking calls and emails to assist her patients however she can.

Central Orthopedic continues on with telemedicine

Although more and more people are staying home due to the coronavirus, Central Orthopedic, an orthopedic surgery practice in Rockville Centre, has “taken a medical oath to treat our patients,” said Dr. Jordan Kerker.

Heralds seek 2020 summer interns

Herald Community Newspapers is seeking 2020 and summer interns for our 18 community-based publications that stretch across Nassau County’s South Shore, from Valley Stream to Seaford, and Long …