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D.C. candlelight vigil for 500,000 Covid victims

U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi, a Democrat from Glen Cove, joined a bipartisan group of members of Congress in a candlelight moment of silence at the U.S. Capitol on Monday, to honor the 500,000 people in the United States who have died of Covid-19. 

Glen Cove Schools appoints Dr. Kim Rodriguez

The Glen Cove City School District appointed Dr. Kim H. Rodriguez as the district’s new assistant superintendent for human resources, which was effective as of Jan. 19.

Fundraiser for NOSH,  North Shore Soup Kitchen a success

In keeping with Valentine’s Day, area residents had the chance to express their love for one another at a fundraiser called Share the Love on Feb. 14. Held on Zoom, it benefited NOSH, a program of the North Shore Soup Kitchen, and collected over $3,500. “It was magical,” said Stephanie Sobel, a producer of the event.

Ten-year-old teams up with local restaurants for YouTube video

This video was like no other. The young chef, who has been cooking an array of foods, from octopus to chicken potpie, from Greek recipes to desserts, on his YouTube channel, “Chef Panagioti Karathanasis,” has garnered almost 2,000 subscribers. For the video, he teamed up with chefs from well-known restaurants across the city to make a classic chicken Parmesan.

Glen Cove High School graduate Nick Cavallone is flying high in the Air Force

Nick Cavallone is soaring to new heights in his career with the U.S. Air Force, as he prepares to teach the next generation of the “world’s greatest pilots.”

Nurse pods expand learning spaces at Glen Cove schools

Parked outside the elementary school buildings of Gribbin, Connolly and Landing are nurse pods. These trailers are equipped with everything nurses will need to treat students who are feeling unwell.

Suozzi pushes for repeal of SALT cap

U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi has been fighting relentlessly to restore the full federal income tax deduction for state and local taxes, capped at $10,000 by former President Trump in his 2017 tax reform package. The SALT cap, which includes property taxes, has hit Long Islanders hard.

Editorial

A year later, lessons learned from the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic reached Long Island a year ago next week, at first bringing a handful of cases before it dug in and exploded, wreaking havoc.

Randi Kreiss

A governor bruised by a pandemic mistake

I admired Gov. Mario Cuomo so much that I actually bought an old CD of his speeches some years ago, and I actually listened to them. So I am educated in the successes and rhetorical and political skills of the Cuomo boys.

Op-Ed

So now that you’re vaccinated . . .

I applaud the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent guidance update recommending that people who are fully vaccinated not be confined to quarantine after exposure to a case of Covid-19.

Op-Ed

How do you know I’m from Lawn Guyland?

I was in Ryann’s Wines in East Meadow around the holidays, standing at the checkout, when a fellow customer, a man in his 70s, called out to a 20-something employee from across the store.

Op-Ed

What happened to civic responsibility?

The events at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 and the exhortations by some elected officials leading up to them got me to thinking about civic responsibility and our nation’s future.