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BREAKING NEWS: Elmont man arrested in robbery, two others at large

Be counted: April 1 is U.S. Census Day

April 1 is U.S. Census Day, when the federal government works to count every person across the United States and five of its territories.

Elmont Fire Department asks community to take precautions

The Elmont Fire Department is asking residents to take precautions to protect themselves and first responders against the spread of COVID-19. If you or a family member are in need of medical …

Murph’s offering discount to first responders, hospital employees

Murph’s Restaurant in Franklin Square is offering first responders and Long Island Jewish Valley Stream employees 15 percent off their take-out orders during the coronavirus pandemic. Many …

New York orders malls closed amid outbreak

New York state has ordered the indoor portions of malls closed, including Green Acres in Valley Stream, effective tomorrow, March 19 at 8 p.m. in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus …

State suspends testing for grades three to eight amid coronavirus outbreak

The New York State Education Department suspended shipping the grades three through eight English Language Arts tests that were scheduled to arrive in schools March 16 to 18. SED officials said this was done because schools ae closed amid the coronavirus outbreak.


Even now, patronize your local small businesses

Coronavirus has swept across New York with astounding speed, leaving sickness, fear and uncertainty in its wake. Small businesses, particularly restaurants and bars, have taken a beating . . .


Don’t let panic destroy our humanity

Fear can bring out the worst in us. When the coronavirus pandemic erupted in China in January, Asian-Americans shared stories on social media about how people would avoid them . . .