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Curran encourages local shopping

Last Friday afternoon, outside Matty’s Toy Stop in Rockville Centre, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, of Baldwin, was joined by the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce  and the …

Glen Cove’s Anthony P. Jimenez finds a kidney donor

"This Thanksgiving is a very special one for me. My health conditions were a little rough recently. I started dialysis and later found that I had a heart blockage that required triple bypass surgery. My kidney condition deteriorated to the point that I required a transplant. The transplant team determined that I could not be placed on the 5 year plus cadaver list. I needed to find a living donor. This is where gratitude comes in."        

Stand Down carries on in Freeport

Hundreds of Long Island veterans made their way to the former New York State Armory in Freeport to pick up turkeys, other food and essentials at the 32nd annual Veterans Winter Stand Down on …

Baldwinites push for a park at Oakwood

Community members are pursuing a plan to potentially transform the former site of the Oakwood Beach Club, in Baldwin Harbor, into a green space for the community. The property, at 8 Milburn Ave., …

Places of worship join forces to help the food insecure

The Silveri Center at St. Dominic’s Church was a hub of activity for a week earlier this month. The room was filled with cans of vegetables, soups, pasta, stuffing mix and Stop & Shop gift cards. Volunteers organized and bagged all the fixings needed for a Thanksgiving meal.

Keeping seniors engaged at Atria Glen Cove

Throughout the pandemic, staff at the Atria Glen Cove, an assisted living agency, have worked to ensure that residents remain connected, despite their isolation from their families and each other in order in an effort to protect themselves from Covid-19.

Helping the homeless amid the pandemic

For 22 years, Thanksgiving Day has marked the start of the North Shore Sheltering Program at First Presbyterian Church in Glen Cove, which welcomes local homeless men to stay the night and escape the cold.

Pat’s Dance Studio hosts outdoor recital

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Pat’s Dance Studio in Baldwin was unable to host its annual recital, which usually takes place in the spring. But owner Melanie Vaughan was determined …

Town of Hempstead announces more Covid-19 rapid testing sites

As the rate of coronavirus infections continues to rise on Long Island and across the state, Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin and the Town Board have implemented three major Covid-19 testing initiatives in an effort to combat the incoming second wave.

Editorial

Giving thanks in 2020

In a year when so much has gone awry — so many lives lost, businesses battered, jobs vanished — it strains the imagination to think what we might be thankful for, particularly as the nation enters its second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Editorial

County does right by small businesses

We are pleased that Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is once again promoting small businesses ahead of the holiday season — which is vital this pandemic year.

Randi Kreiss

It wasn’t easy: How I got to see my grandkids

The following is not a how-to for anyone else. It’s just my story. We all have to maneuver our way through the grinding deprivations of the coronavirus as best we can. We hadn’t seen the kids or grandkids for nine months . . .

Op-Ed

Give thanks the election is over, and put the knives away

Besides the sad deaths of a quarter-million Americans, the pandemic claimed another victim this month: the re-election of President Trump. Had the election been held in February . . .

Op-Ed

We need to pay attention to children’s mental health

The coronavirus pandemic has created a variety of hardships that have left families and children in distress. Social isolation. A mounting death toll. An estimated . . .