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Top 5 Stories in Long Island Press This Week: Amazon Fresh Oceanside, the First in NY, Begins Hiring Process

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Traditional checkout counter at an Amazon Fresh store (Courtesy Amazon Fresh)

Amazon Fresh Oceanside, the First in NY, Begins Hiring Process

As Amazon Fresh’s Oceanside location, the first in New York, prepares to open, it is now hiring part-time and full-time employees.

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A home Covid-19 test kit is held, Feb. 3, 2022, in Seattle. Medicare says that millions of enrollees will finally have access to free over-the-counter Covid-19 tests at drug stores. Monday’s announcement comes amid worries that the latest coronavirus variant __ BA.2 __ will spark another rise in U.S. cases. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Nassau, Suffolk Have ‘High Covid-19 Community Levels,’ CDC Says

Long Island is at a higher risk for Covid-19 than other parts of the state and country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s data on Covid-19 community levels shows.

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Suffolk Cops Release Shannan Gilbert’s 911 Calls

Suffolk County police released Friday recordings of three 911 calls made on the night that Shannan Gilbert — a key figure in the Gilgo Beach murders — went missing near Oak Beach in 2010.

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Shelby Modell, of Modell’s Sporting Goods and Founder of LI Chapter of Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Dies at 98 — via amNY

Shelby Modell, the matriarch of the Modell’s Sporting Goods Empire, has died at the age of 98. Shelby is the wife of William “Bill” Modell, the longtime Chairman of the family-run company, and was a prolific philanthropist, political activist, and New York icon.

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Baby Formula Shortage Sparks Donation Drives, Calls to Action on Long Island

As Long Island feels the impacts of a nationwide baby formula shortage, local food pantries are ramping up calls for donations, while officials are making various calls to action to combat the crisis.

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