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The debate over mask-wearing began early in the coronavirus pandemic, and now that more people are vaccinated, the Covid-19 infection rate is on the decline and restrictions are being lifted across New York state, masks can come off — outdoors, at least. more
With summer approaching and New York state protocols for how to operate a summer camp under current Covid-19 conditions pending, area camps tentatively plan to use last year’s protocols in 2021. more
After a successful season of street closures during the warmer months last year, Glen Cove has decided to continue to close off the downtown streets on weekend nights again this year to create more outdoor dining space. The City Council held two public hearings on the matter last month, and approved the closing of portions of School and Glen streets on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. more
Earlier this month, an important program reopened its doors in Glen Cove. Though the Glen Cove Senior Center’s Social Model Adult Day Program, like many others, has been operating remotely since last spring, the in-person connection and support it provides to members is part of what makes it so valuable. more
On Saturdays since the end of 2020, Village Square, in downtown Glen Cove, has been home to local people supporting local businesses. more
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and other state and local officials on Wednesday called on the state Department of Health to allow beaches across the state to open at 100 percent capacity this … more
Glen Cove High School seniors drove into the high school parking lot on Tuesday morning, walked to the football field and gathered, sort of, for a class photo, chatting in the bright sun. The scene was almost normal — except for the masks and the reminders to keep their distance — with students laughing and administrators giving directions as a drone flew overhead, and was the first of several events this spring meant to provide students with some traditional senior-year experiences. more
Gyms have struggled throughout the pandemic, but for Glen Cove Fitness, things are finally looking brighter. After a challenging year, the gym marked its 20th anniversary with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday. Members of the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Business Improvement District and local elected officials congratulated the gym’s owner, Alvin Batista, for hitting this milestone, especially after a particularly difficult year. more
Despite all of the hardships of the past year, there has been some good news amid the coronavirus pandemic. As they have adjusted to a new normal, many people have gotten creative, particularly in the ways they connect to others. Seeing a need for socialization and personal connection when everyone, it seemed, was staying at home, Glen Cove resident Eric Shuman created a website and began a free weekly online Bingo night that has continued to grow. more
Local seniors will once again have a place to socialize with the anticipated reopening of the Glen Cove Senior Center on Monday. After a challenging year, the facility will welcome members on a limited basis. more
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