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The Belmont Stakes looked a little different to fans and the larger horseracing community this year, as industry officials had to alter their operations due to the ongoing novel coronavirus … more
Hewlett Harbor Deputy Mayor and small business owner Len Oppenheimer had an opportunity to chat with Rep. Kathleen Rice, a Democrat who represents the Five Towns, and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, another Democrat, in a June 11 virtual conference about the burdens small businesses have been facing during the coronavirus pandemic. more
As Phase Two of began earlier in June on Long Island, restaurants in the Five Towns took advantage of being permitted to have outdoor dining as look as the social distancing guidelines and recommended protocols of wearing a mask and gloves for servers is followed. more
A trio of restaurant owners in the Five Towns are to a man excited that they will once again be able to serve their customers in-house as Long Island moves into Phase Three of reopening the economy … more
Long Islanders began taking the next steps to a full reopening of the economy and something approaching life as it was before the coronavirus pandemic with state-mandated Phase Two measures on Wednesday. more
A bill in the New York State Legislature would help small business owners better market themselves and promote their businesses, as Long Island’s economy begins to reopen. Under the … more
As Long Island moved into Week Two of the state’s Phase One reopening, business owners who had not been operating since the coronavirus pandemic business closures began in March started to mobilize manpower and materials for the restart. more
Proposed legislation approved May 27 by both the State Senate and Assembly would give industrial development agencies more to support small businesses and nonprofit organizations during the coronavirus pandemic. The measure needs to be signed by the governor.   more
Phase One reopening could be a slow go for most businesses as customers appear confused about the new rules and storeowners still remain tied to scheduled appointments or curbside pickup or delivery depending on the business. more
A couple of Five Towns business owners had mixed reactions that Long Island's economy will remain on hold at least until the end of the month.  more
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