BREAKING NEWS: 'Non-essential' construction grinds to a halt because of coronavirus

27 dead of coronavirus in Nassau County

Twenty-seven are dead because of the coronavirus to date, according to Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, speaking Friday.

North Shore seniors adjusting to life at home

After the Glen Cove Senior Center closed and the Sea Cliff Mutual Concerns Committee’s biweekly senior luncheons were canceled, many older adults across the North Shore lost a precious food supply and the ability to socialize with friends.

Diocese announces changes to Catholic services because of coronavirus

No further public liturgies will be permitted until further notice, the Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre announced on March 24. This includes funerals, weddings, baptisms, and any other cause for …

Town of Oyster Bay and Nassau County courses to reopen

Furthering efforts to help stop the spread of COVID-19 the Town of Oyster Bay has closed its golf course — the Honorable Joseph Colby Golf Course in Woodbury. Supervisor Joseph Saladino said in …

A self-quarantine that seemed without end

An Oyster Bay man is seeing firsthand what it’s like to be quarantined because of exposure to the coronavirus. Charles, who preferred not to use his real name, was exposed to someone who tested …

eCheck fee for online property tax payments reduced

The Town of Oyster Bay’s eCheck (ACH) processing vendor has agreed to reduce the fee charged for online property tax payments made within the next 30 to 60 days. Taxpayers are generally charged …

The latest from Glen Cove Hospital on the coronavirus

To keep people informed on how Glen Cove Hospital is addressing the coronavirus, Mayor Tim Tenke live-streamed a meeting with Kerri Scanlon, the hosptial director, and Dr. Bradley Sherman, its medical director, on Thursday.


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 . . .