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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.

New York sees its deadliest 24 hours yet, as coronavirus cases surpass 12,000 in Nassau: governor

Governor Cuomo has warned in recent weeks that New York’s apex of COVID-19 cases was coming within seven to 21 days. Already, though, the state has surpassed 100,000 cases as of Friday, he said, and Thursday into Friday was the deadliest 24-hour period during the coronavirus crisis so far, with 562 new deaths statewide.

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.”

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, …

Mount Sinai South Nassau reports 'unprecedented' situation, with 200 coronavirus patients, 61 on ventilators

Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital in Oceanside is now dealing with an "unprecedented" situation -- some 200 patients have tested positive for the cornavirus, 61 of them on ventilators, a spokesman …

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 …

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.