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BID focuses on Glen Cove’s downtown

It has been a whirlwind of a year for the Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District, with business owners and leaders creating innovative ways to serve customers and for people to gather safely in the city’s downtown.

Glen Head resident is first with South African Covid-19 strain

According to Nassau County health officials, a Glen Head resident has been diagnosed with the South African variant of Covid-19. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Sunday that this was the first case of …

Glen Cove City School District begins preparing budget for next school year

At the Glen Cove City School District Board of Education meetings in January and on Feb. 10, the draft budget for the 2021 to 2022 school year was presented.

Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade cancelled again

The annual Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade, run by Glen Cove Parade Inc. scheduled for March 21, has been canceled due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

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.