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While still awaiting guidance and direction from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York State’s Education Department on how schools could operate this fall, the state Public High School Athletic Association Covid-19 Task Force held two meetings in June to discuss multiple scenarios for sports. more
Long Island is set to begin Phase Four reopening of the economy on July 8, including universities and colleges. As of press time Monday, however, Governor Cuomo said there was no word yet whether the … more
The Grand Pavilion for Rehabilitation and Nursing at Rockville Centre celebrated its 60th Covid-19 patient recovery last week with a socially distanced car parade. The skilled nursing and rehabilitation center has served as a special recovery center for Covid-19 patients discharged from local hospitals across Long Island since the beginning of the pandemic. more
Isabella Verga believes in the importance of making a good first impression. The recent South Side High School graduate is also aware that, when it comes time to make that first impression on a job interview, some people do not have the means to dress for the occasion, and end up avoiding interviews as a result. To help remedy the situation, Verga, while working on her Gold Award for Girl Scouts, reached out to the John A. Anderson Recreation Center in Rockville Centre to create a way for people to access the appropriate attire, from head to toe, at no cost. more
Two community-curated murals were installed this week in the employee cafeteria at Mercy Medical Center as a way to thank all of the front-line staff who have fought, and continue to fight, against Covid-19 and to bring the community together during such challenging times. more
As New York State continues with its phased reopening, fitness centers keep getting pushed off the list. Several local gym owners, along with town officials, have said they are ready to reopen safely and want the chance to do so as soon as possible. more
Families sat in their cars in the parking lot of Nassau Coliseum, their radios tuned in to listen to the speeches, and watched the large screen that displayed students receiving their diplomas. It was not the graduation ceremony the 290 seniors from South Side High School had planned on, but the socially distant event still brought an air of excitement as it brought the Class of 2020 together for a final time. more
The coronavirus pandemic, which swept across the New York metropolitan area from March through May, had a paralyzing effect, forcing millions of people to put their plans on hold — including … more
Responding to the increased need for food assistance during the Covid-19 crisis, the Rockville Centre Lions Club will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items at the RVC Recreation Center parking lot on Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. more
Double amputee Patricia Lewis acted quickly when a fire started in her basement on April 10. She put on her artificial legs and got out of her Rockville Centre home before the Lakeview Fire … more
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