'Non-essential' construction grinds to a halt because of coronavirus

Governor Cuomo on Friday halted any "non-essential" construction work, and at any work site where construction continues, social-distancing must be maintained. Essential construction, Cuomo said, …

Spreading happiness and hope amid the coronavirus

Residents on the North Shore are trying to find ways to cope amid the coronavirus pandemic. Some are finding innovative ways to socialize with friends. Others are reaching out to the elderly to ease …

County bill enables donation of needed medical supplies

As healthcare facilities are already running low on protective gear for their staff, Nassau County Leg. Delia DeRiggi-Whitton and fellow legislators unanimously passed a Blanket Gift resolution. This …

eCheck fee for online property tax payments reduced

The Town of Oyster Bay’s eCheck (ACH) processing vendor has agreed to reduce the fee charged for online property tax payments made within the next 30 to 60 days. Taxpayers are generally charged …

Town of Oyster Bay and Nassau County courses to reopen

Furthering efforts to help stop the spread of COVID-19 the Town of Oyster Bay has closed its golf course — the Honorable Joseph Colby Golf Course in Woodbury. Supervisor Joseph Saladino said in …

The latest from Glen Cove Hospital on the coronavirus

To keep people informed on how Glen Cove Hospital is addressing the coronavirus, Mayor Tim Tenke live-streamed a meeting with Kerri Scanlon, the hosptial director, and Dr. Bradley Sherman, its medical director, on Thursday.

Worship in the time of the coronavirus

“People are edgy,” the Rev. Shawn Williams, the rector at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Glen Cove, said of his congregants’ reactions to the coronavirus. There was a drop in …

Editorial

Even now, patronize your local small businesses

Coronavirus has swept across New York with astounding speed, leaving sickness, fear and uncertainty in its wake. Small businesses, particularly restaurants and bars, have taken a beating . . .

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 . . .