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Town of Hempstead suspends recycling amid the pandemic

Because of staffing issues, the Town of Hempstead is suspending all recyling collection until further notice during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Show your first responders appreciation

On March 31, Nassau County Legislators Steve Rhoads and John Ferretti and Clerk Maureen O’Connell announced the “Letters to our Heroes” initiative. To show support during this …

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.

Cooking in a time of COVID

With families beginning to feel the early stages of cabin fever, preparing a meal together can be one of the easiest and most enjoyable of pastimes. Starting this week, the Seaford and Wantagh Herald-Citizen newspapers invite readers to share their favorite recipes or meals — or their experiences cooking and eating together as their families sheltered in place.

Seaford return; budget vote dates pushed back

In accordance with Order 202.11 from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Seaford School District has pushed back its tentative in-class return date. Cuomo’s official order extends school closures until April 15. However that date falls during Seaford’s spring break. According to a letter released on March 31 by Superintendent Dr. Adele Pecora, the district is awaiting guidance from Cuomo's office “specifying the impact that Executive Order 202.11 will have on our upcoming school break.”

Recovery groups locked out during crisis

While many agencies across the state and county are focused on the physical and financial impact of the COVID-19 virus, the mental health of the county’s 1.36 million residents is just as …

Wantagh students design at home

Although classroom learning has been suspended, Wantagh School District elementary students are using their time at home wisely to participate in a number of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, …

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 . . .

Stress-busting made simple

Nearly everyone has heard the term "mindfulness," but even during the most stressful of circumstances, most people have only a vague idea of how it might benefit them or what they might do to be mindful. Here are some easy steps.