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Nassau County libraries offering digital library cards during pandemic

Fifty local libraries are now offering digital library cards amid library closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. This new tool will allow residents of Nassau County who do not already have a card …

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 …

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.

Deasy Elementary students create rainbows of hope

The kindergarten and first graders in Alyson Dellavecchia’s class from Deasy Elementary School recently took a break from distance learning to create rainbow artwork to display in their windows at home.

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 …

City of Glen Cove closes parks and beaches

Because of reports coming in that people are not social distancing, a recommendation by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Glen Cove Mayor Tim Tenke said that the city is closing its parks and beaches.

Social services to county: We’re still open

Nassau County’s social services are open for business, despite the current challenges. That was County Executive Laura Curran’s message as she gave updates on the current 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 . . .

Editorial

Don’t let panic destroy our humanity

Fear can bring out the worst in us. When the coronavirus pandemic erupted in China in January, Asian-Americans shared stories on social media about how people would avoid them . . .