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On a foggy Tuesday evening at Coopers Bluff, oyster enthusiasts, along with Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino, gathered for the Oyster Eating and Oyster Shucking contest, a popular event at the annual Oyster Festival, which traditionally takes place outdoors in the heart of the hamlet. Covid-19 has led to a different festival this year, the 37th, forcing organizers to change the format to a virtual one. But, perhaps the most popular event, the oyster eating and shucking contests, had to be done live, so the contest was held for the media only, so they could share it with their viewers and readers. more
Months into the Glen Cove City School District school year, students and teachers, who have been on a hybrid-learning plan that infuses both in-person and remote instruction, will now spend more time inside the classroom. more
Offering a vocal alternative to what the organizers called “shadow banning” on social media of conservative views, the Freedom Rally brought together roughly 250 supporters of President Trump in a Town of Hempstead parking lot between Irving Place and Neptune Avenue in Woodmere on Sunday. more
With an announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo that most movie theaters outside of Manhattan can reopen on Friday, movies will return to the big screen at Glen Cove’s  AMC 6. more
Last weekend, the actors and props weren’t the scariest things at Bayville Scream Park, a popular Halloween destination in Bayville. It was the lack of social distancing and long wait times that left many park-goers frightened and frustrated. more
With veterans organizations being among the many local community groups struggling financially amid the coronavirus pandemic, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3350 in East Rockaway has launched its Veterans’ Thrift Shop. more
Lynbrook parents said at the Oct. 14 Board of Education meeting that they were angry that students could no longer return to in-person classes if they wanted, after spending the first quarter online. District officials had previously told parents that students would be given that option at the end of the first marking period, which will end Nov. 13. more
More students at the Dutch Broadway School will be learning remotely, Elmont Superintendent Kenneth Rosner announced on Oct. 22, after a parent of a student tested positive for the novel … more
The Jericho Cider Mill, a two-story white barn where gallons of cider are pressed each season is celebrating its 200th birthday. Even with the coronavirus pandemic it remains a joyful place, where people go to purchase homemade pies and cider but also, to reminisce. more
Students in John F. Kennedy High School’s drama club are using William Shakespeare’s famous phrase — “All the world’s a stage” — to their advantage. When the … more
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