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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.

School budget votes delayed to at least June 1; $177B state budget in flux

School budget votes have been delayed until at least June 1 because of the coronavirus outbreak, by order of Governor Cuomo.  The votes were to have taken place May 19. The governor issued …

Belmont construction halted

Construction on the Belmont Park redevelopment project ground to a halt on March 27, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that all “non-essential” construction would stop to maintain social …

Rainbows of hope in West Hempstead

With families and communities in quarantine, West Hempstead residents have found a new way to bring the community together while promoting social distancing. The rainbow project, which was started on …

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 . . .

Editorial

Don’t let panic destroy our humanity

Fear can bring out the worst in us. When the coronavirus pandemic erupted in China in January, Asian-Americans shared stories on social media about how people would avoid them . . .