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Bike biz takes off as homebound get out

When it comes to social distancing, residents of Nassau County’s South Shore may be luckier than most. With more than 60 miles of beautiful pedestrian trails and bike paths, the area in and …

State to add funeral directors as N.Y.'s death toll surpasses 7,000: Governor Cuomo

Without offering specifics, Governor Cuomo said at his Thursday news briefing that additional funeral directors would be brought in to aid with arrangements for the hundreds of New Yorkers who are …

Barbershop duo hands out 2,500 masks to first responders

Efforts to get protective masks to more Nassau County residents got a boost last weekend as residents and elected officials joined in collection and distribution efforts. In Wantagh, MadMen …

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.”

Seaford, Wantagh schools gain in state budget

The Seaford and Wantagh school districts each are slated to receive roughly $500,000 in additional state aid in the new budget passed this week, according to Seaford Democratic State Sen. John Brooks.

Comptroller to launch study of post-Covid recovery

Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schirman announced late last week that his office will begin conducting an in-depth analysis of the impact the Covid-19 virus has had on the county’s finances. …

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.

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 . . .

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.