With Covid-19 Cases Rising Again, Cuomo Makes Local Vaccine Push

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Long Island’s positive Covid-19 cases have been steadily rising once more as vaccination rates slow and the Delta variant of the virus spreads.

Daniel Baldwin Talks New Documentary Coming to Long Beach Film Festival

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We caught up with Massapequa native Daniel Baldwin to hear about his new documentary, My Promise to PJ, and its upcoming screening at the Long Beach Film Festival.

U.S. Life Expectancy Falls to Lowest Level in Almost 20 Years Due to Covid-19, CDC Says

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Life expectancy in the United States fell by a year and a half in 2020 to 77.3 years, the lowest level since 2003, primarily due to the deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, a U.S. health agency said on Wednesday.

NY Islanders’ New Home, UBS Arena at Belmont Park, Nears Completion

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The New York Islanders can look forward to dropping the puck next season at the UBS Arena, located at Belmont Park in Elmont, as completion of the $1.1 billion venue is on track to open as planned for the Islanders’ 2021-2022 NHL season.

Schumer Urges State to Speed Up Rent Relief For NY Tenants, Landlords

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer fumed Sunday over New York state’s slow release of a “trickle” of Covid-19 relief funds helping tenants and small landlords get back on their feet.

Ex-Hempstead Town, GOP Official Admits $60K Theft

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The Town of Hempstead Buildings Department’s former deputy commissioner admitted stealing more than $59,000 from the Cedarhurst Republican Committee, of which he was also executive leader.

U.S. Will Not Investigate Nursing Home Deaths in NY

The U.S. Justice Department has decided not to open a civil rights investigation into nursing homes in New York and two other states regarding their Covid-19 response, dealing a blow to several Republican lawmakers who had demanded a probe.

OpEd: Martin and Lewis — A Comedy Duo For the Ages

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Unlike other teams — Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, or even Crosby and Hope — Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis brought a madcap, unpredictable dynamism to the stage.

Valley Stream Native Osaka Lights Flame as Japan’s Covid-hit Games Open

Japan's global superstar Naomi Osaka, who grew up in Valley Stream, on Friday lit the Olympic cauldron to mark the start of Tokyo 2020, in an opening ceremony shorn of glitz and overshadowed by a pandemic but defined by hope, tradition and gestures of diversity.

Fire Island Sees Most New Restaurant Openings in Years

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The most new restaurants in recent memory have opened in the past year on Fire Island, a side dish of the coronavirus pandemic sizzling the food industry.

BakedwithGrace Goes From Online Cookie Pie Sales to Babylon Storefront

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Do you prefer ooey-gooey cookies, or a warm slice of pie? Well, all you sweet-tooths out there no longer have to choose, thanks to the cookie-pie business taking Long Island by storm: BakedwithGrace.

Nassau Ramps Up Shark Patrols After Back-to-back Sightings

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Nassau County Police Department is increasing its coastline marine and aerial patrols to watch for sharks after two shark sightings on the south shore this week, County Executive Laura Curran announced on Friday.