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Phase One reopening greeted with caution, some confusion in Wantagh

Select businesses in Seaford and Wantagh finally reopened on Wednesday, as the region encompassing Nassau and Suffolk counties cleared the final hurdles that had kept them shuttered and their economies shattered.

Comptroller releases ‘troubling’ projections

As Nassau County neared a phase-by-phase reopening of nonessential businesses, county Comptroller Jack Schnirman released a report last week that projected sales tax losses of $156 million to $360 million.

Congressional hopefuls get national support

The race for New York’s 2nd Congressional District seat is heating up, even with current social distancing guidelines in place. At the beginning of the year, local candidates were jockeying for endorsements from Long Island political committees and elected officials, hoping to jump out as party favorites. Now congressional hopefuls are fishing for national backers — and they have caught some.

Wantagh High’s new principal faces schools’ unclear future

Dr. Paul Guzzone’s impressive resume contains all the entries to be expected of someone who has been named to succeed longtime Principal Carolyn Breivogel at Wantagh High School. Guzzone has a …

For local beaches, it’s Nassau or nothing

With the opening of state beaches for the Memorial Day weekend, including Jones Beach State Park, a raft of new regulations have been put in place to ensure social distancing and public …

Wantagh F.D. joins volunteers from across South Shore to battle Jones Beach blaze

Smoke covered the amphitheater at Jones Beach State Park, filling the air with the pungent odor of burning shrubbery and scrub pine, as fire departments from Nassau and Suffolk Counties responded to …

Wantagh chamber cancels 2020 St. Patrick’s Day parade

The Wantagh Chamber of Commerce reluctantly canceled its Second Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, because of concern about the Covid-19 virus. “It was a difficult decision, but we felt …

Riding the rails amid the Covid-19 pandemic

I never imagined the emptiness. It left me with a sinking feeling, a sense of aloneness that I had not experienced before as I stood on Long Island Rail Road train trestles during the middle of what …

Finishing the year with distance learning

Following a May 1 directive from Gov. Andrew Cuomo that schools across New York state would remain closed for the rest of the school year in the interest of continuing to slow the coronavirus …

How to make a mask in four easy steps

Making a mask is simple, using a T-shirt and paper towel or coffee filter. Here's how, in four simple steps.

How soap destroys the coronavirus

Hand washing with soap and water remains one of the most effective defenses against the coronavirus — provided it is done correctly.

Stress-busting made simple

Nearly everyone has heard the term "mindfulness," but even during the most stressful of circumstances, most people have only a vague idea of how it might benefit them or what they might do to be mindful. Here are some easy steps.


New York can learn a lot from South Korea

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to open beaches statewide, including Jones Beach, on Friday. It is a moment we have all eagerly awaited, a symbolic gesture signaling . . .