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Cuomo's new Covid mandates earn mixed reviews

On Nov. 11, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued two new Covid-19 restrictions as positive cases continued to inch up in New York state. The governor announced mandatory 10 p.m.-to-5 a.m. closures for all …

Lending a holiday hand

As a historically unpredictable year nears an end, Seaford Kiwanis is focused on providing stability to the community with its annual holiday food drive. Last year the service organization …

Local outdoor dining window wanes

With the coronavirus pandemic taking a heavy toll on small businesses, local eateries have had to think outside the box — or dining room — to stay afloat. Many restaurateurs scrambled to …

Key Club and Kiwanis clean up

On an unseasonably beautiful 73-degree afternoon last Saturday at Jones Beach, the Wantagh Kiwanis and Wantagh High School Key Club joined forces on the boardwalk to do a bit of …

Wantagh High School closed for two weeks

In September, school districts across Nassau County opened up their doors for the academic year with strictly enforced social distancing guidelines. For local districts, such as Wantagh, Seaford and …

MacArthur students earn national recognition

Two students from General Douglas MacArthur High School were recently recognized on a national level for their exceptional scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test …

Dozens gather for blessing of animals

The Feast of St Francis last Sunday drew dogs and cats of almost every imaginable description, along with their human companions, to St. James Roman Catholic Church in Seaford for the traditional …

Comedians rally for laughs outside Governor’s

Roughly 50 people gathered outside Governor’s Comedy Club in Levittown last Thursday afternoon to demand Gov. Andrew Cuomo reconsider his decision to keep the venue closed amid the coronavirus …

Kevin Thomas declares victory in 6th State Senate race

Kevin Thomas declared victory in the 6th State Senate race on Monday night after the results of the absentee ballot vote count put him over his Republican challenger Dennis Dunne Sr. Thomas, a …

Fundraisers falter in the face of cancellations

In most years, the beginning of school represents the starter’s pistol for a long list of events. School sports teams begin competing, high schools prepare for Homecomings and local charities …

Op-Ed

Why can’t we work together?

I was asked by a local proprietor why so many educators vote Democratic. I asked, “How do you know they do?” He blithely answered, “Well, I read it in the paper.” Our brief exchange was a friendly one, but it reminded me . . .

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.

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.

Editorial

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 . . .

Editorial

Stay strong, Nassau

Last weekend was cold and windy, which likely prevented many people from venturing outside to potentially crowded spaces like the Jones Beach Boardwalk. For now, that’s a good thing.