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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.

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 …

Nassau gasoline prices second-lowest in state

Gasoline prices continued to plunge last week as oil supplies far outstripped demand, leaving Nassau County with the second-cheapest gas in the state, behind the city of Elmira, where gasoline …

15 die of coronavirus overnight in Nassau County, bringing the death toll to 63

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran reported Monday afternoon that the death total in the county had risen to nearly 50 because of the coronavirus, after nine new deaths were reported overnight from …

Curran urges nonprofits and municipalities to apply for aid

On March 20, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that “federal emergency aid has been made available for the state of New York to supplement states, tribes and local …

'Non-essential' construction grinds to a halt because of coronavirus

Governor Cuomo on Friday halted any "non-essential" construction work, and at any work site where construction continues, social-distancing must be maintained. Essential construction, Cuomo said, …

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

Even now, patronize your local small businesses

Coronavirus has swept across New York with astounding speed, leaving sickness, fear and uncertainty in its wake. Small businesses, particularly restaurants and bars, have taken a beating . . .

Alfonse D'Amato

Let’s work together to defeat the coronavirus

How often do we hear that the most important thing in life is good health? That truth has been driven home by the coronavirus . . .

Jerry Kremer

When will it be a woman’s turn?

While there are many women advancing in the corporate world, the political world lags far behind when it comes to women advancing into high office. I have mixed feelings about Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s political style, but . . .