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Nassau County Executive Laura Curran reported Monday afternoon that the death total in the county had risen to nearly 50 because of the coronavirus, after nine new deaths were reported overnight from … more
The New York Guard Association wants to put together care packages for State Guard soldiers who are currently on active duty working with the National Guard on Operation COVID-19. more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, speaking Sunday in Albany, extended a directive that keeps all non-essential workers at home through April 15. The order came as the total number of COVID-19 cases statewide … more
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack is canceled for the remainder of the winter and spring meets with the building now set to serve as a temporary hospital site during the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. more
Governor Cuomo has moved the presidential primary date from April 28 to June 23 because, he said, of concern over possible COVID-19 spread during the primary. The move came Saturday as coronavirus … more
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, … more
The Long Island Association, a regional business advocacy group, was supposed to host its spring luncheon Friday, featuring retired Yankee great Alex Rodriguez, but instead it held an hour-long … more
An East Rockaway-based business owned by two Woodmere residents is looking into the possibility of manufacturing ventilator parts to help with the current ventilator shortage because of the coronavirus outbreak. more
Burger Bandit owner Ryan Straschnow and his staff served a delicious surprise for those in need on Friday, when they cooked about 200 meals and delivered them to NYU Winthrop Hospital and homeless shelters around Hempstead. more
When the bubonic plague struck England in 1665, a young pastor convinced the people of his village to self-quarantine in an effort to prevent the infection from spreading to neighboring towns. The story of that time became “Year of Wonder” . . . more
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