Businesses Could Be Eligible for Covid-Related Covid-19 Tax Credit

Small businesses in New York State with expenses related to the Covid-19 epidemic may be elgibile for a tax credit program. The state has announced the opening of the initial intake tool to help small businesses determine whether they are eligible for the COVID-19 Capital Read More …

Suffolk to Offer Covid Vaccines to Children Under 5

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said that Department of Health Services will offer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to children ages six months to five years old on Thursday. About 82,000 children in Suffolk County are in the newly eligible age cohort. The American Academy of Read More …

HuntingtonNow Wins Award for Covid-19 Coverage

HuntingtonNow won an award for Covid-19 coverage in the Fair Media Council Folio Awards celebration Friday in Woodbury. The story, For Covid-19 Long-Haulers, Online Therapy Group Provides a Refuge, focused on a Covid-19 patient whose life was upended by Covid and how a Huntington Hospital Read More …

Cinema Arts Centre Re-Opens

More than two years after the Covid-19 epidemic first forced Cinema Arts Centre to close, the iconic theater has reopened to the public. The space underwent significant renovations, including new seats, carpeting, updated ventilation, celings, cafe tables and more. The floors in the theaters have Read More …

Hochul Lifts School Mask Mandate as of Wednesday

Saying “the day has come,” Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Sunday that the state Covid-19 mask mandate for schools will end Wednesday. She cited the steep decline in new cases, including among teens and children, as the reason to lift the requirement. She also thanked teachers, Read More …

Two Years On, Impact of Covid-19 Continues to Be Felt

It was two years ago Sunday that HuntingtonNow.com first reported on the mysterious disease known then as coronavirus. The first of what turned out to be the site’s more than 900 stories–and still counting–about the disease that came to be called Covid-19 was an interview Read More …

Dix Hills Fire Department to Host Kids Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic

Gov.  Kathy Hochul Wednesday announced 29 new #VaxForKids pop-up vaccination sites to increase vaccination rates among children and adolescents. The new sites support the state’s goal of ensuring New York children 5 years and older get vaccinated and keep up with all recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses, including Read More …

Mixed Responses to End of Indoor Mask Mandate

One day into the lifting of the state requirement for Covid-19 masks in public indoor spaces, Huntington residents had different responses. Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced the end of the mask mandate effective Thursday, though it is still in place for schools. It’s “not Read More …

Hochul Lifts Mask Mandate for Indoor Public Spaces

Gov. Kathy Hochul lifted the mask mandate for indoor public spaces, including businesses, effective Thursday. The mask mandate for schools remains in effect for now. Huntington Town Supervisor Edmund J. Smyth immediately canceled the mask mandate and temperature checks at town buildings. “The Town of Read More …

Covid-19 Testing Center to Open in Huntington Station

A New York City-based urgent care company is opening a Covid-19 testing center in Huntington Station. Kamin Health said its testing center at 1618 New York Ave. will operate on a walk-in basis, with no appointments or referrals needed. It will provide PCR (24-48 hour Read More …

Polansky Wants State Clarity on a Return to Normalcy

Huntington school superintendent James W. Polansky has written to Gov. Kathy Hochul and  Dr. Mary Bassett, state health commissioner, to urge the state to communicate with districts about how and when schools might be able to return to a more normal situation. “Since last summer, Read More …