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Herald offers $500K in grants for small businesses

Richner Communications Inc., publisher of Herald Community Newspapers and The Riverdale Press, this week announced a $500,000 grant program to support local businesses. Through the Herald Small Business Marketing Grant Program, each Long Island business is eligible to receive up to $15,000 of matching grant funds, which can be used for marketing services to promote the business’ products and services. The Herald Small Business Marketing Grant Program is being supported by

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 …

Crime Watch

Lakeview man arrested for incident at Nassau University Medical Center

Nassau County police reported the arrest of a Lakeview resident for an incident at the Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow on March 21. According to police, Paul Simmons, of 8 Rhodes …

New York American Water postpones April rate hike until September

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, New York American Water announced on March 25 that it is postponing its scheduled April 1 rate hike until Sept. 1. The rate hike would see households in the …

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 …

Overcoming tragedy and becoming stronger

One of the items on the Passover Seder plate is an egg. It’s not one of the foods we’re commanded to eat on Passover, and no mention of it is made during the Seder meal itself. So why is …

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 . . .