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‘We weren’t prepared at all,’ Brooks says of virus

As more Seaford and Wantagh businesses open under the guidelines for Phase II, one nagging question about recovery from Covid-19 remains unanswered: How safe are we, really?

Phase 2 off to smooth start

More Seaford and Wantagh businesses opened last week as Phase 2 of the state’s reopening took effect, and, as with Phase 1, the results were mixed.

Wantagh offers voter $81M schools budget

The Wantagh Union Free School District  Board of Education, advised by its professional team of Superintendent John McNamara and Associate Superintendent for Business Anthony Cedrone, has passed …

MSSN hospital in Oceanside's latest 'Truth in Medicine' poll shows residents are wary of returning to normal life

Two-thirds of Long Islanders and New York City residents would not attend a sporting event, watch a movie or ride mass transit because of Covid-19 fears as Long Island reopens, the latest Mount Sinai South Nassau hospital public health poll shows. Eighty-six percent of respondents said they would not shake someone's hand, while most were still eager to have children return to school.

Wantagh thespians earn prestigious award

Earlier in the school year, Wantagh High School’s theatre department put on a production of “Rent: School Edition.”

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 …

Cycling the Wantagh Parkway trail, social distancing-style

Nassau County has fewer than 50 miles of bike trails, compared to New York City, which has 450, and Suffok County, which has 370. So Nassau residents have long had a hard time finding a place to ride …

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 …

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 …

South Shore hamlets find bonds with food

When the coronavirus pandemic hit Nassau County in March, many worried about their families’ health. They worried about keeping their jobs. They were told to stay inside and avoid contact with …

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.