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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.

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.

Be counted: April 1 is U.S. Census Day

April 1 is U.S. Census Day, when the federal government works to count every person across the United States and five of its territories.

Town officials call on National Disaster Medical System to support hospital, health care providers

Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin, Councilman Anthony D’Esposito and Hempstead Town Medical Director Dr. David Neubert called on U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand to support …

Wantagh FD closes firehouses, still in service

On Friday, March 27, the Wantagh Fire Department announced that it will be closing its firehouses “for everything except response to alarms.” The Wantagh Fire Department has six stations, …

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 …

Orthodox Church joins ban on large gatherings

The call and response of the hymns reverberated throughout the church on Wednesday evening, icons gently peering down from the walls on the priest in his shining brocade robes of purple and gold, …

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.

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.