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Phase I greeted with caution and confusion

Select businesses in Seaford and Wantagh finally reopened on May 27, more than two months after they locked their doors, as the region encompassing Nassau and Suffolk counties cleared the final …

Comptroller releases ‘troubling’ projections

As Nassau County neared a phase-by-phase reopening of nonessential businesses, county Comptroller Jack Schnirman released a report last week that projected sales tax losses of $156 million to $360 million.

Black Lives Matter protest, Merrick, day three

For a third straight night, Black Lives Matter demonstrators convened in Merrick and Bellmore to protest the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and the systemic racism that is …

Nassau jail activists call for more transparency about Covid-19 cases

Activists for the rights of inmates at the Nassau County Correctional Center are calling on Sheriff James Dzurenda to provide daily updates on the number of Covid-19 cases in the jail and to release …

South Shore schools stress destressing

“You are not the only one. So many students are in your position. Reach out to us. We are professionals, and we are here to help,” Wantagh High School psychologist Agnes Ramos said when asked what she tells students who acknowledge that they need help coping with the anxieties of social distancing.

Nassau Coliseum launches drive-in movies

NYCB Live announced on May 16 that it would be launching drive-in movie weekends this spring and summer at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. The first movie screening will be DreamWorks Animation's …

East Meadow family washes cars to support local causes

A van pulled into the driveway of the Diaz home in East Meadow on May 30 and, within minutes, Damien Diaz and his daughters Ysa, 10, and Celia, 9, went to work. Celia began wiping the vehicle …

Nassau C.C. pulls programs for students with autism

Nassau Community College’s decision to remove a pair of popular programs designed to help students with autism spectrum disorder in and out of the classroom has parents and educators concerned. They want the programs restored.

What a little girl is teaching the world about racism

Around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, I stood atop the Long Island Rail Road trestle in Merrick, looking out on the sea of people who filled Sunrise Highway as far as I could see, east and west. Officials later …

Wantagh pipe band honors Baldwin ‘hometown hero’

To mark Memorial Day, World War II veteran Edward Olvera, a Baldwin resident, was honored for his service to the country outside his home on May 25. John Stone, of the Wantagh American Legion Pipe …

How to make a mask in four easy steps

Making a mask is simple, using a T-shirt and paper towel or coffee filter. Here's how, in four simple steps.

How soap destroys the coronavirus

Hand washing with soap and water remains one of the most effective defenses against the coronavirus — provided it is done correctly.

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.


New York can learn a lot from South Korea

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to open beaches statewide, including Jones Beach, on Friday. It is a moment we have all eagerly awaited, a symbolic gesture signaling . . .


Stay strong, Nassau

Last weekend was cold and windy, which likely prevented many people from venturing outside to potentially crowded spaces like the Jones Beach Boardwalk. For now, that’s a good thing.