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Increased capacity is big help for restaurants

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on March 19 that the maximum capacity for indoor dining could increase to 75 percent in Nassau County and 50 percent in Manhattan. The announcement was good news for the restaurant owners and managers across East Meadow because they will no longer have to turn away as many potential diners because of capacity guidelines.

Salisbury pharmacy makes it easier to get a Covid vaccine

When the Covid-19 vaccine first became available, Salisbury residents, like so many people everywhere, had a tough time booking appointments. Tom Vassel, who owns Carman Drugs with Robert Galli, said he wanted to help his customers who called often, inquiring about whether his pharmacy would offer the vaccine.

Four local women chosen as Women of Distinction

Daryle Abeshouse, Joanna Silberman, Jennifer Melnick and Christine Mooney, who live or work in East Meadow, were among the recipients of the virtual District 6 Women of Distinction Awards, which was hosted and presented by State Sen. Kevin Thomas.

East Meadow trainer helps save a life

East Meadow athletic trainer Dan DeSimone and Farmingdale trainer Phil Fandale were at the right place at the right time at a varsity football game at Farmingdale High School on March 20 when Nassau County football official Phil LoNigro suddenly collapsed.

Herald Community Newspapers seek 2021 summer interns

Herald Community Newspapers is seeking 2021 summer interns for our 18 community-based publications that stretch across Nassau County’s South Shore, from Valley Stream to Seaford, and Long Beach …

A virtual Covid-19 vaccine town hall

Through a virtual webinar hosted by State Sen. Kevin Thomas, residents were able to ask medical professionals and experts the questions they had about the Covid-19 vaccine, as well as learn how the vaccine works to protecting themselves, their loved ones and communities.

Memorial for soldiers lost during Afghanistan, Iraq wars

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said on Monday that a memorial in Eisenhower Park to commemorate soldiers who died in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars is currently in the planning stage. It will be one of the first in the state to honor soldiers who died in these wars.

Editorial

High-speed rail for L.I. deserves public support

With the Biden administration pushing a $2 trillion national infrastructure plan, what once seemed like a fantasy — high-speed rail for the Northeast — is slowly, steadily becoming a distinct possibility . . .

Editorial

Should municipalities opt out on marijuana?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, once an ardent detractor of any measure to legalize recreational marijuana, last week signed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act . . .

Randi Kreiss

Oldies but goodies have the right stuff

I married an older man, and this week he’s turning 75. When we met, I was 14 and he was 15.

Op-Ed

New York has legalized marijuana. What now?

Now that state lawmakers in Albany have legalized recreational marijuana, it’s time to ensure that public safety, public health and quality-of-life concerns are addressed as part of the rollout process.

Jerry Kremer

Some of us are killing our friends without bullets

We Americans have experienced a horrible year since the coronavirus invaded out shores. We’ve been confined to our homes, prohibited from traveling . . .