Schools: Mask Rules; Northport Enrollment Decline

An official in the office of Gov. Kathy Hochul said Friday that when students are unmasked, schools should “implement physical distancing to the extent possible… but should not exclude students from in-person learning to keep a minimum distance requirement.” Regulations issued by the state Department Read More …

Mask Policy Foes Disrupt Northport School Board Meeting

Updated 11:15 p.m.: The Northport school board temporarily stopped its meeting Thursday night as members of the audience shouted at the trustees about plans to require masks when classes resume in the fall. The shouting could be heard over Zoom, about 40 minutes after the Read More …

Op-Ed: Pediatricians Urge Masks for All Children in School

What if there was a deadly virus that had already killed hundreds of children — over four times more than during a typical flu season? (1, 2) What if that virus had hospitalized thousands of children, leaving many of them with long-term health complications? (3) Read More …

2020: A Ray of Hope in Epidemic’s Dark, Early Days

It could have been so easy. Select a phone app, order a few pizzas for the staff at Huntington Hospital and be done with it.  But no. Theresa Sullivan went the harder route, aided by hundreds of other residents eager to help those confronting the Read More …

Mask Mavens Fashion a Response to Covid-19

     Mask Mavens, a group of Huntington volunteers, has turned out more than 10,000 masks and then donated them for free to those who need them. Mary Beth Kraese, who organized the effort, said there are 44 volunteers are work, creating the often-colorful masks Read More …

Developer Sends Masks, Meals to Huntington Hospital

  Huntington Hospital was the recipient of a donation of meals and masks Wednesday through the developer Rosario Cassata and his family foundation. Included in the contribution were 100 meals delivered by NY Panini for caregivers, 1,000 N95 masks and checks for $15,000. The family Read More …

Covid-19 Update: Masks, State Park Rules

A reminder about safety during the Covid-19 shutdown: From Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo: “As the weather gets warmer, it is important that we continue to practice social distancing — by keeping six feet of distance from others and staying home as much as possible. New Yorkers are required Read More …

Huntington Shows Off Its Covid-19 Masks

The requirement to wear masks takes effect Friday, meaning New Yorkers have to  wear face coverings when social distancing isn’t assured, including while shopping, passing other people on a sidewalk or using transportation. Bandannas and scarves are also acceptable. The goal is to further limit Read More …

Habitat Suffolk Donates Fabric to Make Masks for Healthcare Workers

Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk has been working towards helping the local medical community by donating fabric to help create masks. Suffolk ReStore, Habitat’s sales center which carries a selection of gently used building supplies and home furnishings, donated approximately 40 yards of fabric to Read More …

Coronavirus: How You Can Help Fight the Epidemic

There are innumerable ways Huntington residents can assist others in fighting the COVID-19 epidemic. Staying at home and practicing social distancing, of course, is one of them. But there are other projects, already underway, both here and around the world. Here are a few; please Read More …