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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.

Hempstead Town waives late fees for water customers

The Town of Hempstead is waiving all late fees and penalties for three months for its water customers who do not pay their bills on time, according to a news release issued by the town Wednesday.

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 …

Baldwin houses of worship shift to virtual services

Baldwin houses of worship are figuring out how to adjust to the unprecedented consequences of the global coronavirus pandemic: Public gathering is no longer allowed. For Catholics, no further …

Franklin Square-based cell phone store donates pizza to local hospitals

NYCOM Cellular Corporation employees raised nearly $3,800 to donate pizza to local hospital workers between March 23 and March 27. “I was pretty remarkable,” said Michael Sperduto, the …

Modeling: 110,000 could be hospitalized in N.Y.; 16,000 could die

New modeling shows New York could reach the “apex” of the coronavirus crisis, when 110,00 New Yorkers could be hospitalized, with 37,000 on ventilators, at the end of April. Some 16,000 could die.

No Sanitary District 1 chometz drop off locations in the Five Towns

Sanitary District 1 Superintendent George Pappas said that after consulting with “many community leaders, and out of an abundance of caution,” there will no drop off locations at local Long Island Rail Road stations and synagogues of chometz, not-for-kosher items for Passover, because of the coronavirus pandemic

Dean Skelos, citing coronavirus fears, seeks early release from prison

Former State Senator Dean Skelos, of Rockville Centre, is seeking early release from federal prison due to concerns of the coronavirus pandemic, according to court papers.

North Shore communities work to provide meals for health care workers

As health care workers continue to show up to work while others stay home, people in the North Shore have decided that the medical workers should not have to worry about bringing their lunch or dinner. 

Kaminsky hosts emergency food drive through

Because of the Covid-19 health crisis, State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, a Democrat who represents the Five Towns, will hold an emergency food drive to benefit families within the 9th Senate District. Suggested donations include gift cards, fresh, canned or boxed food, toiletries and personal items and cleaning supplies.

Help with New York Guard appreciation packages

The New York Guard Association wants to put together care packages for State Guard soldiers who are currently on active duty working with the National Guard on Operation COVID-19.

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 . . .

Comprehensive Audiology: ‘we’re still here for you’

Hearing loss could cause anxiety for a person at any time, but even more so during this time of physical isolation, said Dr. Esther Fogel. That’s why, although her Lynbrook practice, Comprehensive Audiology, is currently closed due to the coronavirus, she is still taking calls and emails to assist her patients however she can.

Central Orthopedic continues on with telemedicine

Although more and more people are staying home due to the coronavirus, Central Orthopedic, an orthopedic surgery practice in Rockville Centre, has “taken a medical oath to treat our patients,” said Dr. Jordan Kerker.

Send the Herald your stories, photos of how you're coping with the coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak has vastly altered our daily routines. Parents are at home. Children are at home. College students are at home. All must stay put, we are told, for now. People are making …

Heralds seek 2020 summer interns

Herald Community Newspapers is seeking 2020 and summer interns for our 18 community-based publications that stretch across Nassau County’s South Shore, from Valley Stream to Seaford, and Long …