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Coronavirus Pandemic – Long Island Strong COVID-19 Governor Cuomo Response at Jones Beach

Long Island Strong news - Jones Beach, Long Island NY: Office of the Governor reports Announces Members of Blue-Ribbon Commission Focused on Improving Telehealth and Broadband Access Using New, Innovative Technologies Mid-Hudson Region Still on Track to Enter Phase One of Reopening on Tuesday, May 26th; Long Island Still on Track to Reopen Wednesday, May 27th MTA Will Be Taking Steps to Protect LIRR Customers as Long Island Moves Towards Phase One of Reopening More Than 10,000 Households on Long Island Have Received Nourish NY Products Campgrounds and RV Parks Will Be Allowed to Open Statewide Tomorrow Veterinarian Practices Will Be Allowed to Open in All Regions Beginning Tuesday, May 26th Confirms 1,589 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 361,515; New Cases in 44 Counties…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Cuomo Conerona Gate Slows State Beach Lot Limit to 50% Car Capacity

Long Island Strong news - Jones Beach Long Island: Office of the Governor reports Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Delivers His Daily Coronavirus Briefing from Jones Beach on Memorial Day Weekend May 24, 2020--Wantagh--A parking field at Jones Beach State Park has cones blocking every other parking spot to limit capacity to 50%. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo conducts his daily COVID-19 Coronavirus briefing from Jones Beach on Long Island Sunday May 24, 2020. The Governor announced that the Long Island Region will undergo the first phase of re-opening on Wednesday May 27, 2020 and general veterinary services shall also return this week. (Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Stay Home, Stay Safe or Residents Can Go to Local Beach

Curran Announces Push to Boost COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing at County Sites, Releases PSA For Testing. Long Island Strong news - Office of the Nassau County Executive reports HEMPSTEAD, NY - Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced Monday a new push encouraging all residents who meet new, expanded diagnostic testing criteria to take advantage of the County’s COVID-19 testing sites in Elmont, Freeport, Hempstead, and Westbury. Nassau County residents now eligible for diagnostic testing include: Any individual who has COVID-19 symptoms; Any individual who has had contact with a person known to be positive with COVID-19; Any individual who is subject to a precautionary or mandatory quarantine; Any individual who is employed as a health care worker, nursing home worker or first responder; Any essential worker who directly interacts with the public…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Stay At Home Compliers Make Up 66% of New COVID-19 Hospitalizations

New York City Strong news – Long Island, NY: Office of the Governor reports Eric Schmidt Will Lead 15-Member Commission and Use What the State Has Learned During COVID-19 Pandemic, Combined with New Technologies, to Improve Telehealth and Broadband Systems Across the State Outlines Results of New Hospitalization Data to Further Reduce Number of New Hospitalizations per Day JetBlue is Donating 100,000 Pairs of Round-Trip Flights for Medical Personnel and Nurses Confirms 2,786 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 323,978; New Cases in 45 Counties. Governor Cuomo: “We have to reopen the society. It’s like asking when do you start breathing. You have to breathe. The economy must function. People need incomes. The economy has to work. The state needs revenues. People have to…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – Disease Sticks to Surfaces for Days. Shipping Boxes May Arrive with Living Deadly Virus

US STRONG news – Washington, DC: NIAID reports The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists in The New England Journal of Medicine. The scientists found that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel. The results provide key information about the stability of SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19 disease, and suggests that people may acquire the virus through the air and after touching contaminated objects. The study information was widely shared…
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CoronaVirus Disease Prevention – Journalist Society Cancels Events as Health and Well-being of Attendees is Top Priority

Long Island Strong news - Press Club of Long Island reports Because of concerns about travel and large gatherings during the coronavirus outbreak, the Press Club of Long Island is canceling the Society of Professional Journalists Northeast Regional Conference scheduled for March colleges have instructed their faculty not to bring students to conferences for the time being. And some speakers and registrants have voiced concern about attending. The final deciding factor was Hofstra University, our co-host and site of the conference, canceling classes this week after a student came down with flu-like symptoms after attending a conference at which another participant was diagnosed with thank everyone who had agreed to come and speak or had registered to attend. And we thank our sponsors: Hofstra, Newsday, News 12, AJC Communications, Herald Community Newspapers and Blank Slate from the sponsors…
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Officials Raise Awareness & Condemn Price Gouging Coronavirus Supply

Long Island Strong news - Nassau County Executive Office reports “While medical professionals and local officials have been advising that the best way to prevent the COVID-19 Coronavirus is general sanitary practices, we’ve seen a dramatic rise in the price of cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer. Both locally and online, sellers are trying to take advantage of the coronavirus outbreak and sell products that are hard to find on shelves at exorbitant prices,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. “Not only are these products grossly overpriced, there is question whether they are authentic and safe. The County is partnering with Federal and State officials to put an end to this unsavory practice. Please report any instances of unfair price increases immediately to the County or the State so we can protect residents…
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Water Disasters – Village Of Northport Agrees to Settle Federal Complaint by Complying with Clean Water Act Requirements

Under the Consent Decree, Northport Will Perform Necessary Inspections and Sampling to Prevent Illicit Discharges from its Storm Sewer System Long Island Strong news - US DOJ Eastern District of NY reports  Richard P. Donoghue, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and Peter D. Lopez, Regional Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2 (EPA), announced today that the United States filed suit under the Clean Water Act (CWA) against the Village of Northport, New York (Northport) to address illegal and persistent discharges of pollutants and for failure to comply with the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permit and EPA’s administrative orders that required Northport to prevent pollutants discharged from its sewer system from entering the waters of the United States.  The parties…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – Prescribed to Death

Long Island Strong news - MINEOLA, : Office of the nassau County DA reports –Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas is partnering with The National Safety Council and other regional funders to bring the Council’s opioid memorial to Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City from September to 23-28. Prescribed to Death: A Memorial to the Victims of the Opioid Crisis is free and open to the public from 10 to 9 daily and will be situated in the north court inside the mall. The exhibit puts a face on the worst drug crisis in recorded United States history, personalizing an issue that has been declared a public health emergency. Nassau County is the eighth stop on the memorial’s nationwide tour, and the third stop in New York – the only state to host it multiple times.…
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Climate Strike Cyclonic Formation Bights New York

LONG ISLAND STRONG news Columbia University Resilient Cities and Landscapes joins The Climate Strike 2019 in Red Hook Brooklyn Long Island New York NEW YORK CITY STRONG news New York, NY: Columbia University Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes Thaddeus Pawlowski reports We joined millions of students around the world today demanding action from our leaders on the climate emergency. While we wait for that… we continue to take our own action.  Along with Columbia’s Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, the McHarg Center at Penn Design, and a growing movement of activist/designers, we are workshopping the Green New Deal, co-creating methods for planning and designing the infrastructure we need today to ensure the future of our planet.   Come stop by our tent tomorrow Saturday, September 21 at the Our Future…
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Historic Occurrences – 1938 Great New England and Long Island Express Hurricane killed 682+ people

ATLANTIC STRONG news - The 1938 New England Hurricane (also referred to as the Great New England Hurricane and Long Island Express) was one of the deadliest and most destructive tropical cyclones to strike Long Island, New York and New England. The storm formed near the coast of Africa on September 9, becoming a Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale before making landfall as a Category 3 hurricane on Long Island on September 21. It is estimated that the hurricane killed 682 people, damaged or destroyed more than 57,000 homes, and caused property losses estimated at US$306 million ($ billion in 2017). Damaged trees and buildings were still seen in the affected areas as late as 1951. It remains the most powerful and deadliest hurricane in recorded New England history, eclipsed in landfall intensity perhaps only by the Great Colonial Hurricane of 1635. The storm was centered several hundred miles to…
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Construction Permits Stop as Additional Gas Pipeline Stalls Over State Land

Long Island Strong news - MELVILLE, NY: National Grid US reports - National Grid’s gas supply in downstate New York, which enables the company to provide service during the coldest months of the year, has reached full capacity. To serve new customers and meet increases in demand, the company must access additional supplies of natural gas. The Northeast Supply Enhancement Project (NESE) being developed by Williams is designed to provide the additional capacity required for new gas service load requests in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island. “Our ability to provide this additional gas supply depends on New York State and New Jersey’s approval of NESE,” says John Bruckner, President National Grid New York. “Without approval of all permits, requests for additional load simply can’t be processed. To add additional service…
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