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Lynbrook/East Rockaway

HERALD Also serving Bay Park

Annual eReF 5K pushed to May

Celebrating a new scholarship

experts discuss coronavirus

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Vol. 27 No. 13

MARCH 26 - APRIl 1, 2020

COVID-19 strains local businesses

David Yang, owner of Color Nail Salon and Spa in East Rockaway, said the outlook was Lynbrook Ba g els owner grim. “No one will be working, Michael Clancy pondered the and we can’t continue to pay short- and long-term effects the them,” he said. “At this point, coronavirus pandemic will have everything is uncertain.” on his business. Clancy said he “This is my only removed all chairs source of income,” f ro m h i s b a g e l he said. “My busishop the day ness will never before Cuomo proresume the way it hibited sit-down was a month ago.” dining. He also When the virus removed certain struck New York items from the t wo we e k s a g o, m e nu , l i ke h o t Clancy said, there sandwiches, which was a decline in require time to his business make, in order to because people get people in and stopped eating out out of his shop as as often. Since Gov. quickly as possiMICHAel ClANCy Andrew Cuomo ble. He has takeout ordered all bars Owner,             service, but and restaurants Lynbrook Bagels doesn’t use servicclosed for everyes like Uber Eats, thing but takeout he said, because service, many establishments in he can’t afford them. Lynbrook and East Rockaway “Business is currently down have struggled to adapt. “I had by 70 percent for us,” he said. an inkling that it would get “This will not be going away worse,” Clancy said. anytime soon.” Last weekend, Cuomo manAt Villa Maria pizzeria in dated that all nail and hair East Rockaway, manager Pina salons, barbershops, tattoo par- Silva said the change to takeout lors and other “non-essential” businesses close indefinitely. Continued on page 3

By NICole AlCINdoR nalcindor@liherald.com


Courtesy Lynbrook Public Schools

lyNBRooK sCHool oFFICIAls dug in at the groundbreaking for a 33,274-square-foot extension  of the high school on March 12. The project was part of a $28.9 million bond proposal that voters  approved in October 2017.

Breaking ground in Lynbrook New LHS extension set for construction By MIKe sMollINs msmollins@liherald.com

Lynbrook school officials and community leaders celebrated the start of construction on a 33,274-square-foot extension of the high school, intended to enhance learning opportunities. “This day is a long time coming for us,” Superintendent Dr. Melissa Burak said in a statement. “We have gone through many challenges in trying to figure out how we can

best support the future of the high school.” The community approved the project as part of a $28.9 million bond referendum in October 2017. The two-story extension will stretch from the front of the high school, where the security vestibule is, to the fields. The first floor will house a school store; three music rooms for the school’s band, chorus and orchestra; three art rooms; and an innovation lab for 21st-century learning. The second floor will comprise five

new classrooms, including two for family and consumer science classes and one for the career development program. Notable attendees at the groundbreaking ceremony included administrators; Board of Education trustees; architect Robert Cascone; project managers Tom DeBenedetto, Robert Fasulo and Frank Giorgio; and members of the Lynbrook Police Department. Calls requesting comment from school officials about Continued on page 3

usiness is  currently  down by 70  percent for us.  This will not  be going away  anytime soon.

EREF postpones 5K to May in wake of coronavirus By Nicole AlciNdor nalcindor@liherald.com

For the fifth year in a row, the East Rockaway Education Foundation will host its 5K run or walk, but for the first time, it will not be in March. Because of coronavirus concerns, the event was postponed from March 28 to May 30 at 8:30 a.m. Funds from the outing will help teachers enhance learning in their classrooms. “This is our largest fundraiser, which allows teachers to be creative by starting a club or doing a project,” EREF President Dan Caracciolo said. “Teachers can fill out a form and the sky’s the limit to how they can approach a project, club, assembly or new furniture in the classrooms.” In previous years, the race comprised a 5K run and a walk. However, in order to bring something new to the event this year, there will also be a one-mile timed run or walk. The race will begin south of Main Street, in Bay Park, at Althouse Avenue and Front Street, and it will continue in a 3.1-mile loop on the south side of the village. “We are excited to kick off the spring with this race, which tends to get competitive,” Caracciolo said, noting that the outing has special meaning to him and that the foundation spends a large part of October through January preparing for the race. “I’m an alumni and I was an

Courtesy Caitlin Klingbeil Photography

The eAsT rockAwAy Education Foundation postponed its 5K from March 28 to May 30  in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, but a virtual option will still be available later  this month. active member of East Rockaway High School clubs and projects. My two daughters are currently in the school system, so these are the things that inspired me to

get involved in the race.” Though the physical run was postponed until May, participants can still be active through a virtual option, which

encourages runners to go for a run on their own or with friends and family anytime from March 28 on. After that, they can visit bit.ly/2xioIWK, search for their name, click update, enter their time and upload a selfie/or picture. A total of 230 runners registered for the race last year and for this year, 85 runners are now registered. Last year, the foundation raised $700, and this year as a goal, Caracciolo said he hopes to raise $10,000. For 2020, the prices for the 5K race are $20 for adults and $12 for anyone 18 and under. For the one-mile timed race, the price is $15 for adults and $10 for anyone 18 and under. Though the coronavirus pandemic has caused an issue globally, Caracciolo said the foundation is determined to host the race, and that he was hopeful the issue will be curtailed by the newly scheduled race day. He added that there would be refunds available to runners who paid for the 5K if the race is cancelled. “We will seek Nassau County Police Department recommendations for anything regarding the coronavirus a week before the event,” he said. “We will reach out, and at this point, I don’t know what to expect.” For more information, or to donate, visit info@eastrockawayedfoundation. org. To register for the 5K or learn more about the vir tual race, visit bit. ly/39hHcnz.

A message from the Lynbrook Chamber of Commerce: The Lynbrook Chamber of Commerce is concerned about the health and well-being of Lynbrook’s residents and businesses. We encourage you to follow the government mandates and common sense rules for protecting the health of yourself and loved ones. During this time, our members are cleaning and disinfecting their facilities in order to insure your health and safety. Between the mandate that closed restaurants, and the supermarkets out of, well, everything, you can support our member restaurants and food stores who are open for take out and delivery. Below is a listing of our members who will be offering take-out or delivery. You'll be doing yourself and them a big favor. — Stephen Wangel, President

Beckmann’s Delicatessen 171 Union Ave. 599-9642

Lynbrook Eats

245 Merrick Rd. 887-4932 lynbrookeats.touchmenuusa.com

F & L Deli and Catering 38 Atlantic Ave. 599-6099

Lynbrook Bagels

26 Atlantic Avenue 516-596-0917

Lynbrook Deli and Catering 439 Merrick Road 256-0361

Vincent's Restaurant

14 Atlantic Ave. 599-1204




continued from pAge 1 has strained her business. “We will be hit hard in many ways, and it will take us a long time to recover,” she said. With business down, the eatery reduced hours for part- and full-time staff. “It’s upsetting that everyone has to go through this,” Silva said. “I just hope people stay safe.” With event cancellations on the rise, Harry Levitt, owner of MurL e e ’s M e n’s and Boy’s Shop in Lynbrook, said his business would suffer, because people will return suits purchased for bar mitzvahs and communions. “Whatever they bought HArry levitt will not fit Business owner them by the time the rescheduled parties happen,” Levitt noted. He said he would exchange sizes. Customers who bought suits from Italy may not get them, however, because Italy is prohibiting package shipments. “Nothing is made in the U.S. anymore,” Levitt said, “but I’m mostly worried about not getting things from Italy.” He said he remained hopeful, however. “People won’t stay at home forever, panic will subside, and people will start to go out again,” Levitt said. “We’ve gone through 9/11, Hurricane Sandy and a recession. We have weathered these storms before. We will get through this.”


e’ve gone through 9/11, Hurricane Sandy and a recession. We have weathered these storms before. We will get through this.

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AtlAntic Avenue in Lynbrook is usually bustling, including during the annual pre-prom parade — above in 2018 — but the stores are dormant amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Lynbrook breaks ground on new addition to H.S. continued from pAge 1 how much of the bond funded the extension, which grades would use the new classrooms, how long construction was expected to last and whether the coronavirus outbreak would affect the timeline were not returned at press time. School officials have long sought the upgrades. The school’s current band room is cramped and is the only space where ensemble groups can practice, officials said. The chorus and orchestra have practiced in the auditorium for many years, but the extension will give them a proper space. When the Herald toured the school in 2017 before the bond vote, Principal Joseph Rainis explained that many science classrooms did not have sufficient space for lab stations, and added that the school had only one science research facility, which was converted from an auto shop and doubled as a space for equipment storage. The new science classrooms will range from 922 to 1,633 square feet, and will pro-

vide space for more science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, courses. “If you marry engineering with science, that’s the heart of everything that’s happening today,” Rainis said during the tour. “And that’s what we want to do. So we’re going to set kids up to be able to light the spark, and then give them some opportunities to find their passion and take it to the next level.” The total cost of the 20-year bond was $33.9 million, $5 million of which was covered by reserves. Approval of the bond raised property taxes by $168 a year for the average Lynbrook homeowner. The bond’s approval came after a $46 million proposal was voted down by 314 votes in March 2016. After that failure, school officials scaled back projects, distributed a voter survey to gather feedback and restructured another proposal that was expensive but fit the district’s needs. The bond also covered updates of the middle school locker rooms; installation of

construction begAn on Lynbrook High School’s 33,274-square-foot extension, which will house a science lab; rooms for the band, chorus and orchestra; art classrooms; a school store and classes geared toward science, technology engineering and math. Christina Daly/Herald

air conditioning in the elementary and middle school gyms; an upgrade of the wrestling room at the Lynbrook Kindergarten Center, across from the high school; and renovations to the auditorium.

At the groundbreaking, Burak thanked residents for their support. “A lot of time and effort went in on this,” she said, “and we are so thankful for all the support that we have received from the community.”


Virus leads to loss for local businesses


Physical, mental impact of coronavirus By Mike SMollinS msmollins@liherald.com

Health officials continue to place a strong emphasis on the physical and mental wellbeing of the community as coronavirus cases continue to soar across Nassau County, leading to fear and a lot of unanswered questions. As of press time on Tuesday, the county had more than 8,400 confirmed cases. Overall, there have been 10 coronavirus-related deaths in the county. Dr. Adhi Sharma, the medical director for Mount Sinai South Nassau hospital in Oceanside, described the influx of patients to the facility as “nonstop,” but said the community can do its part to help keep coronavirus cases down by heeding the warnings of health professionals. “I can’t stress how important social distancing is,” Sharma said. “We have two full units full of sick people, so it’s not overblown. This is an extreme situation.” Sharma said it was against policy to comment on the number of cases the hospital has and how many people are being tested. He did note, however, that physicians are keeping patients who are

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suspected of having the virus or confirmed to have it in a different environment than others. According to Sharma, people practicing social distancing and frequently washing their hands is the best way to flatten the curve of cases and could help against health officials’ forecast that the peak of the illness in the U.S. may be more than a month away. He added that people can contract the illness and start spreading it instantly despite not feeling symptoms for as long as five to six days. While the majority of patients who die from the virus tend to be senior citizens, Sharma noted, it does not mean that younger people are immune. “If people think their age is going to protect them, they may be in for a horrible surprise if they contract the virus,” he said. Sharma said that anyone who feels mildly ill should self-isolate rather than go to hospitals or doctor’s offices, which are inundated with sick people because of the virus and it being flu season. He added that if a person exhibits symptoms and feels that they should get tested because there is an at-risk person at

home, they should call ahead and make an appointment. Doctors do not recommend retesting after a person is diagnosed with coronavirus because they want to conserve tests. Sharma said the wait time for results has improved because the hospital was initially sending tests out to a lab in North Carolina, but now sends one to a high-volume lab in New Jersey, and may soon be able to send tests to Mount Sinai in Manhattan, which could make results available daily. Sharma added that he was proud to see the staff at MSSN step up during a time of crisis. “It’s been an amazing thing to see how people are banding together, working together and putting themselves in the line of fire,” he said, “and the dedication and commitment is really heartwarming.” The virus also takes a mental toll. Anthony Santella worked in downtown Manhattan during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and was a student at Tulane University in New Orleans at the height of Hurricane Sandy. Now an associate professor of public health at Hofstra University, he said he plans to

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use those experiences to help others cope. “While I don’t have any formal education in emergency preparedness and response,” he said, “it has guided the work that I do and the response I have to man-made or natural disasters.” Santella is using his training in public health and infectious diseases to help younger people understand the pandemic. He developed two free webinars, one for children and teens in elementary and middle school on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 4 p.m., and the other for high school students on Thursdays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m. The webinars, which Santella is conducing alongside his two nieces, who are 12 and 10 respectively, will feature a half hour information session about what the coronavirus is, followed by a question and answer session. Those looking to register can do so at anthonyjsantella.com. William Sanderson, a professor of psychology at Hofstra and the director of its anxiety and depression clinic for two decades, said he is taking a threepronged approach to helping his students. Sanderson said he is telling them to keep the risk in perspective and realize that not everyone who contracts the virus will die, to limit their media and social media intake significantly while sticking to a few sources for information so that it is not overwhelming, and to keep a normal routine as much as they can. To practice social distancing, Sanderson communicates with students and colleagues via Zoom video chat, and has fostered a positive message for them. “This will change and this will go away,” he said of the virus. “It will certainly leave a lasting impact like 9/11 did and like Hurricane Sandy did. It may even be more profound than either of those two, but engaging in activities and looking toward the future will be helpful.”


Army Corps hospital to be built at Old Westbury By Scott Brinton sbrinton@liherald.com

Speaking Sunday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on the federal government to step in and set up four temporary U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hospitals — at SUNY Old Westbury, Stony Brook University and the Javits Center in New York City, as well as one in Westchester — in the ongoing fight against the coronavirus. Hours later, President Trump promised to begin setting up the hospitals within 48 hours. The growing need for patient beds, Cuomo said, could soon exceed hospital capacity. On Monday, the gover nor reported more than 2,400 cases in Nassau County and 20,000 statewide. Cuomo also called for four 250-bed Federal Emergency Management Agency hospitals at the Javits Center, to be fully funded by the federal government. Normally, the state would fund 25 percent of the cost of FEMA hospitals. The state, however, does not have the funding now

to establish, supply and staff such hospitals, the governor said. The Army Corps hospitals would be supplied and staffed by the state. Again, Trump promised to provide the hospitals, at no cost to the state. Cuomo also called on the federal government to nationalize the acquisition of medical supplies. “The states simply cannot manage it,” he said. Right now, he added, “states are savaging states.” With states competing against one another for supplies, prices are rapidly rising, Cuomo said. An 85-cent protective mask now goes for $7. A ventilator can cost $16,000 to $40,000. New York needs 30,000 ventilators, he said. Trump, Cuomo said, should invoke the Defense Production Act, which would allow the federal government to order private companies to produce medical supplies, including protective equipment. “If I had the power, I would do in New York state,” he said. At press time, there was no word whether the president would invoke the act.

VFW post closes amid coronavirus outbreak Veterans of Foreign Wars across the state and on Long Island — including Robert F. Garrison Post 3350 in East Rockaway — have canceled all events, meetings and gatherings in response to the coronavirus outbreak. “Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3350 in East Rockaway is concerned with the safety and health of the entire community, as well as our post and auxiliary members,” Quartermaster Pat Iuliucci said in a statement. “We have canceled future hall bookings, as well as [alcoholics anonymous] meetings, until further notice.” He added that the post’s facility would remain closed to all members and guests

until an order to reopen comes from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Department of New York VFW. “We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding in these trifle times,” Iuliucci said. “I am sure that in time we will all be returning to our normal lives. We must pray for ourselves and others to be vigilant and extremely careful, and continue to follow directions from our sources of information.” For more information, contact the post at (516) 887-8170, or Iuliucci at (516) 688-7383. Compiled by Mike Smollins

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A temporAry U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hospital is being built at Suny Old Westbury.





What’s neWs in and out of the classroom

Herald ScHoolS Military mom gifts freedom flag to students Students at Lynbrook North Middle School received a special surprise on March 2 when U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Miriam Carpio-Hospedales visited to present an American Flag to the students and social studies teacher James O’Hara. Carpio-Hospedales recently returned home from a six-month deployment in the Middle East. Her son, Jared Hospedales, is a seventh-grader at the school. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melissa Burak, staff and local dignitaries were present at the event, including Mayor Alan Beach, Deputy Mayor Michael Hawxhurst, Police Chief Brian Paladino and Lynbrook Veterans of Foreign Wars member Patrick Cardone. They each thanked Carpio-Hospedales for her service. Lynbrook North Middle School Principal Sean Fallon addressed the students as he spoke about the importance of helping others through volunteering or through a future career in the military. He also provided some background on Carpio-Hospedales’ service. Fallon commended her for the personal sacrifices she has had to make, including being away from her family. “It’s hard to imagine taking that sacrifice on willingly and volunteering for it, but without people like you, we don’t have the country that we have,” Fallon said, according to a release. “So, from me to you, thank you so much for everything that you are doing.” Members of North Middle School’s select chorus students performed the “Star Spangled Banner” and Fallon invited Carpio-Hospedales to the lectern to share her story and the reason why she was there. She explained that before her deployment last year, O’Hara’s sixth grade social studies class — including her son Jared — wrote her “thank you” letters and offered words of encouragement. Jared and his classmates also took photos during a lesson on the American flag. O’Hara delivered the letters and photos to CarpioHospedales the night before she was deployed. During her deployment, she displayed all of the photos and letters from the students around her bed to remind her of home.

Courtesy Lynbrook Public Schools

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Miriam Carpio-Hospedales, left, presented Lynbrook North Middle School teacher James O’Hara with an American flag that was flown over Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Kuwait during her visit to the school. “It’s good to know that you live in a community where you take care of each other,” she said, according to the release. “I didn’t have to worry about Jared, I didn’t have to worry about anything with school. You are all wonderful teachers and I cannot thank you enough for looking out for my son.” Carpio-Hospedales presented an American flag to O’Hara, which was flown over Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Kuwait. She thanked him, the students and staff for all their support during her time of deployment and for

everything they did for her son while she was away. O’Hara expressed his gratitude and reminded students of how important the American flag is. He also recognized Carpio-Hospedales’ son Jared for the sacrifices he has made. The flag is framed and will be on display in the school for all to see when it returns to session. Courtesy Lynbrook Public Schools; compiled by Mike Smollins

E.R. students perform in All Eastern Honor Choir East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School seniors Mairead Connor and Michelle Landerer participated in the American Choral Director’s Association All Easter n Musical Theatre Honor Choir from March 4 to March 7 in Rochester. The choir is an auditioned ensemble that performs every two years and was a part of the ACDA’s Easter n Region Conference. This year marked the first time that East Rockaway had students perform in the All Eastern Honor Choir. They were selected after submitting a recorded audition last June, and then were notified of their acceptance in September.

Courtesy East Rockaway School District

Mairead and Michelle joined students from Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. During the course of the conference, they worked with esteemed conductor Rob Fisher, who is an internationally recognized Broadway music director that has worked on many Broadway shows, including “Chicago: The Musical,” “An American in Paris” and “Anything Goes.” At the end of the conference, students gave a performance at the Eastman Theater. Courtesy East Rockaway School District; compiled by Mike Smollins

eASt rockAwAy StUdentS Mairead Connor and Michelle Landerer participated in the American Choral Director’s Association All Eastern Musical Theater Honor Choir.



Photos by Christina Daly/Herald

TesTing appeareD To proceed smoothly on March 18 — the second day of drivethrough testing at the west end of Jones Beach State Park.

The TesTs were administered inside the vehicles to reduce exposure to both patients and testers.

State opens drive-through testing at Jones Beach tdenton@liherald.com

Gov. Andrew Cuomo made good on his pledge earlier this month to open a drivethrough testing facility for the COVID-19 virus at Jones Beach. The facility, which opened on March 17 at the west end of the park, is one of four testing facilities the state Department of Health opened in the wake of the coronavirus. The other three are in Suffolk County, Rockland County and on Staten Island. Although the governor described the Jones Beach facility as “drive-through,” residents must still call for appointments before testing. Those who believe they may have symptoms of the virus should call the COVID-19 hotline at 1-888-364-3065 to arrange for a test. It was unclear which test method would be used or how long it would take

to receive the results. At the same time, the governor spoke of some of the challenges the state faces, particularly the shortage of hospital beds. The state has a total of about 53,000 hospital beds, including about 3,000 beds in intensive care facilities, according to Cuomo. But DOH projections drawn from the experiences of other countries suggest that the state will need at least 110,000 beds, including as many as 37,000 ICU beds, he said. Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital, serving the county’s south coast, has a capacity of 455 beds at its main Oceanside facility and operates two additional facilities in Long Beach and Wantagh. To meet the need for additional beds, the state is considering measures that include increasing the allowed capacity of individual hospital rooms and construction of temporary facilities.

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John Fraser-MiFsud, daikin’s vice president for its north division, far left, recently announced the company’s inaugural science scholarship program alongside Kate Sheil, science and engineering teacher at Garden City High School, second from left; Laurie Mitchell, from the guidance department at Lynbrook High School; and Dr. Matt Christiansen, director of science and engineering for the Oceanside School District.

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A Lynbrook High School student will be among those selected for a scholarship as part of the inaugural 2020 Daikin Science Scholarship Program. Seeking to help inspire the next generation of innovators in science, technology and mathematics, Daikin, a worldwide provider of advanced, highquality air conditioning and heating solutions for residential, commercial and industrial applications, recently hosted representatives from Nassau County high schools to introduce the program. Created to provide financial assistance and mentoring to graduating seniors seeking to pursue careers in the fields of science, engineering and technology, Daikin presented scholarships of $2,000 to five students who have achieved academic excellence in those areas. The program is an extension of the company’s long-standing education, sustainability and responsibility initiatives around the globe. In addition to LHS, participating schools for the program were Garden City, Hempstead, Oceanside and Valley Stream Central high schools. The scholarship program was presented to school personnel at Daikin’s Comfort Design Center, 817 Sunrise Highway, Lynbrook.

“As the emphasis on reducing the world’s carbon footprint through environmentally friendly energy technology continues to grow worldwide, Daikin has embarked on a series of initiatives to support students interested in pursuing studies that can improve quality of life through science and technology,” said John Fraser-Mifsud, Daikin’s vice president for its north division. “We are eager to work with Long Island school districts to develop the next generation of innovators who we believe will create the technologies that will have farreaching impact for years to come. Long Island has an outstanding reputation for engineering excellence, and Daikin is especially proud to support our students as they look to further their education and build careers in this exciting industry.” Local school administrators and faculty will determine scholarship recipients. In addition to providing financial support, Daikin will give the scholarship awardees access to its technical and business professionals for guidance throughout their college careers. Courtesy Daikin; compiled by Mike Smollins

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DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY AMOUNT OF TAX, AS IT APPEARS ON THE FEES, INTEREST OFFICIAL TAX MAP AND CHARGES THE VILLAGE BY: SEC. BLOCK LOT(s) 32 Mildred Place 1 1 20 $2,177.97 58 Murdock Rd 1 2 4 $3,687.66 105 Garfield Place 12 1 21 $1,357.63 15 Deering Lane 13 238 6 $ 2,754.73 15 Arnold Court 13C 5 204 $ 4,362.64 41 Arnold Court 13C 5 208 $ 4,524.72 83 Arnold Court 13C 5 215 $ 4096.90 88 Arnold Court 13C 6 8 $ 2,469.73 13 Acorn Rd 14C 2 17 $ 4,258.30 15 Davis St 15 3 8 $ 1,328.04 460 Atlantic Ave 17 1 23 $ 1,498.90 21 Phipps Ave 17 2 2-E $ 2,871.86 65 Phipps Ave 19 6 1 $2,461.61 36 Davison Plaza 19 7 1 $ 4,227.58 28 Ocean Ave 19 7 11-B $ 1,935.85 14 Davison Plaza 19 7 5 $1,769.40 53 Durland Road 2 1 27 $ 1,185.25 76 Waverly Ave 2 3 7 $ 3,126.80 104 Lawson Ave 22 2 18 $ 776.94 45 First Ave 22 4 11 $ 1,498.90 2 Lawrence St 22 8 18 $ 112.47 100 Franklin St 22 8 32 $ 840.19 36 Althouse Ave 23 5 202 $ 1,652.99 34 Alexine Ave 24 1 1-A $ 1,592.53 60 Althouse Ave 25 1 125 $ 1,081.66 Bordering Lot 25 3 1 $ 148.62 60 Althouse Ave 25 5 4 $ 489.39 89 Third Ave 26 10 6 $ 1,426.62 91 Third Ave 26 10 6-A $ 111.47 75 Second Ave 26 10 9 $ 2,360.31 98 Fourth Ave 26 12 10-A $ 165.04 5 Waterview St 26 13 11 $ 330.95 Avenue & John St 26 17 1 128.36 43 Mill River Ave 6 11 11 $ 2,968.10 174 Waverly Ave 7 114 20 $ 2,001.56 10 Flint Rd 8 4 25 $ 988.03 17 Davison Ave 8 4 5 $ 2,964.71 2 Salem Road 8 5 8 $ 2,427.84 BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES of the Incorporated Village of East Rockaway, New York. Patricia Renner Village Clerk-Treasurer Dated: March 26, 2020 April 2, 2020 April 9, 2020 1084183 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU, NJCC-NY COMMUNITY RESTORATION FUND LLC, Plaintiff, vs. OSCAR BAUTISTA A/K/A OSCAR O. BAUTISTA, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to an Order Confirming Referee’s Report and Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on April 15, 2019, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the CCP (Calendar Control Part Courtroom) in the Nassau County Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY on April 7, 2020 at 11:30 a.m., premises known as 40 Allen Street, Lynbrook, NY. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land,

with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Incorporated Village of Lynbrook, County of Nassau and State of New York, Section 38, Block 62 and Lots 44, 45 and 143. Approximate amount of judgment is $636,448.63 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 7794/2016. Harold Damm, Esq., Referee Knuckles, Komosinski & Manfro, LLP, 565 Taxter Road, Suite 590, Elmsford, NY 10523, Attorneys for Plaintiff Cash will not be accepted. 120570 Search for notices online at: www.mypublicnotices.com

LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE OF SALE OF C O O P E R A T I V E APARTMENT SECURITY BY VIRTUE OF DEFAULT in a security agreement executed on November 06, 2014 by Saro Demirjian, and in accordance with its rights as holder of the security, FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION, by Kim Carrino - Auctioneer License # 1004275 will conduct a public sale of the security consisting of 888 shares of common stock in Penbrook Owners Corp. and all rights title and interest in and to a proprietary lease between corporation and debtor for UNIT 3C in a building known as and by the street address, 60 HEMPSTEAD AVENUE,

APT 3C, LYNBROOK, NY 11563 together with fixtures and articles of personal property now or hereafter affixed to or used in connection with UNIT 3C on April 09, 2020 at 9:00AM on the Front Steps facing Old Country Road, 262 Old Country Road, in satisfaction of an indebtedness in the principal amount of $172,262.37 plus interest from March 1, 2019 and costs, subject to open maintenance charges. The secured party reserves the right to bid. Ten percent (10%) deposit by bank or certified funds required at Auction, payable to the attorneys for the secured party. Closing within 30 days. Such sale shall be subject to the terms of sale. GROSS POLOWY, LLC 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 (716)204-1700 ATTORNEYS FOR SECURED CREDITOR 120834 LEGAL NOTICE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF EAST ROCKAWAY ELECTION NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the provisions of the Election Law of the State of New York that the position of Village Trustee is to be filled at the Village Election to be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the following polling location; East Rockaway Library Annex 475 Atlantic Avenue, East Rockaway N.Y. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES of the Incorporated Village of East Rockaway, New York. Patty Renner Village Clerk-Treasurer March 17, 2020 121341 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU WILMINGTON TRUST, NA, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO CITIBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE F/B/O HOLDERS OF STRUCTURED ASSET M O R T G A G E INVESTMENTS II INC., BEAR STEARNS ALT-A TRUST 2007-3, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-3, Plaintiff AGAINST SONIA F. GARNES AKA SONIA GARNES, ORLANDO FINDLAYTER INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SURVIVING SPOUSE OF YVETTE FINDLAYTER, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated September 18, 2019 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY 11501, on April 07, 2020 at 11:30AM, premises


LEGAL NOTICE INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF EAST ROCKAWAY PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the provisions of Article 14, Real Property Tax Law of the State of New York, and a resolution of the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of East Rockaway, Nassau County, duly adopted at the Regular Meeting of such Board held on February 10, 2020, I, the undersigned Treasurer of the said Village, will sell at Public Auction in the manner provided by law on the 15th day of April, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. in the Public Meeting Room of the Board of Trustees in the Village Hall, 376 Atlantic Avenue, East Rockaway, New York, so much of each of the following parcels of real estate upon which Village Taxes for the year 2019/20 remain unpaid as will be sufficient to discharge the tax, fees, interest and charges which may be due thereon at the time of such sale and shall conduct the same from day to day until the sale is completed. The Purchaser or Purchasers at such Tax Sale will be required to pay the amount of their respective bids to the undersigned Treasurer within ten (10) days after the sale pursuant to the provisions the Real Property Tax Law of the State of New York. The following is a statement of the real estate hereinbefore mentioned as shown and described on the Official Tax Map of the Incorporated Village of East Rockaway, New York, duly adopted, approved and filed as provided by law, a copy of which is on file and available for inspection in the Office of the Village Clerk of said Village upon which taxes are unpaid together with the amount of tax, fees, interest and charges to April 15th, 2020.

Courtesy American Legion Post 335

Having a ball with the American Legion Lynbrook American Legion Post 335 recently attended the 90th annual American Legion Commander’s Ball, which is hosted by the Nassau County legion. Members from all 52 posts in the county attended the event, at Leonard’s of Great Neck. Attending were, standing from left, Bill Marinaccio, Bill Gaylor, Mayor Alan Beach and Felix Prevete, and seated from left, Marie Marinaccio, Mary Murphy, Dennis Murphy, Richard Hunt, Hank Speicher, Michael Guglielmo, and Jessica Guido. Those interested in joining the post can contact Marinaccio at (516) 599-4877.

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known as 67 LAWRENCE AVENUE, LYNBROOK, NY 11563. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Incorporated Village of Lynbrook, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, SECTION 38, BLOCK 54, LOT 219. Approximate amount of judgment $516,776.20 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 17-003213. GEORGE P. ESERNIO, ESQ., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 120520 Search for notices online at: www.mypublicnotices.com

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Lynbrook will hold a Public Hearing to consider the application of Arcadia One, LLC c/o Cory Poccia for a Special Use Permit pursuant to Village Code §252-119 (Amusements) and §252-116 to allow a restaurant use with an arcade and live music; and under SEQRA Regulations, to determine whether the proposed use would constitute a significant negative

impact on the environment; said Public Hearing will be held at 8PM on April 6, 2020 at the Village Hall, One Columbus Drive, Lynbrook, New York. All interested persons will be heard during the Public Hearing at the time and place aforementioned. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES JOHN GIORDANO, V I L L A G E ADMINISTRATOR LYNBROOK, NEW YORK DATED: 121197 LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF NASSAU CAPITAL ONE, N.A. Plaintiff, v. SCOTT STROH, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF PIA STROH A/K/A PIA L.A. STROH, DECEASED, KELLY STROH, KRISTIN STROH, KIMBERLY STROH, et al. Defendants NOTICE OF SALE IN FORECLOSURE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT In pursuance of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the Office of the County Clerk of Nassau County on January 29, 2019, I, Arthur Walsh the Referee named in said Judgment, will sell in one parcel at public auction on April

14, 2020 at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola on a Tuesday, County of Nassau, State of New York, at 11:30 A.M., the premises described as follows: 13 Rhame Ave East Rockaway, NY 11518 SBL No.: 38-508-219 ALL THAT TRACT OF PARCEL OF LAND situate being in the incorporated village of East Rockaway, County of Nassau and State Of New York The premises are sold subject to the provisions of the filed judgment, Index No. 16-1170 in the amount of $103,787.72 plus interest and costs. Tammy L. Garcia-Klipfel, Esq. Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP Plaintiff’s Attorney 500 Bausch & Lomb Place Rochester, New York 14604 Tel.: 855-227-5072 120880

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A sampling of recent sales in the area

Baldwin $670,000 Bertha. Hi Ranch. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Eat-in kitchen. Open layout. Formal dining room. Master bedroom suite. Family room leading to deck. Waterfront views. Many updates. Taxes: $14,534 Bellmore $347,000 Centre. Colonial. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Updated eat-in kitchen. Large living room with high ceilings and fireplace. Spacious yard and deck. Taxes: $15,870.73 East Meadow $572,000 Durham. Split. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Eat-in kitchen with skylight. Living room with vaulted ceiling. Downstairs den level with bathroom, laundry and garage access. Central air conditioning. Taxes: $11,672 Lynbrook $400,000 Farnum. Cape. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Partial finished basement. Formal dining room. Near LIRR and parkway. Taxes: $9,330.08 Merrick $637,000 Sycamore. Split Ranch. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Finished basement. New eatin kitchen with quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. Den with fireplace. Attached 2 car garage. Inground swimming pool. Central air conditioning.



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Taxes: $14,102 Oceanside $475,000 Windsor. Colonial. Colonial. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms. Finished basement. Eatin kitchen with oversized pantry. Living room with fireplace. Dining room with built-in bench seat. French doors to porch area. Deck with Jacuzzi. Landscaped yard with inground swimming pool and oversized garage. Taxes: $10,160.59


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Woodmere $460,000 Hartwell. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Updated eat-in kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Enclosed front porch. Formal dining room. Walk to all. Taxes: $15,253

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plenty of closets! The first floor offers an open concept living and dining room, plus a new eat-in-kitchen for with spectacular bath and closets, another large bedroom and new full bath. Lower level has a den area, home office, bedroom with egress window, half bath and new kitchen, living and dining room, bedroom, full bath and large deck to sit out and relax or BBQ. SD #21. MLS# 3208867. $875,000

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OCEANSIDE: CUSTOM BUILT Energy Efficient Smart Home 4 BR, 2 Bth Center Hall Colonial. One of the Largest Lots in To w n . $ 1 . 2 9 5 M . V. I . P R O P E R T I E S 516-791-1313 ROCKVILLE CENTRE: RENOVATED SPLIT. 3 BR, 2.5 Bth, Deep Proper ty, Many Updates, $736K. V.I.PROPERTIES 516-791-1313

CoOps & Condos/Sale LAWRENCE: 2 BR, 1 BTH CO-OP In Majestic Building. Beautiful And Clean Apartment. Very Large Master, Large And Spacious Living Room, Updated Kitchen. $239K. V.I.PROPERTIES 516-791-1313

CoOps & Condos/Sale ROCKVILLE CENTRE 1 BR, 1 Bath CoOp. New Kitchen, Lots Of Storage, Parking S p o t . $ 3 0 5 K . V. I . P R O P E R T I E S 516-791-1313

Apartments For Rent CEDARHURST APARTMENTS PRIVATE HOUSE First 3Bds, 2 FBths, EIK Granite/ SS Appls, Finished Basement, W/D, Driveway Parking. $3400 Second 3Bds, 2 FBaths, EIK Granite/ SS Appls, W/D $3000 516-660-2944

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EAST ROCKAWAY 44 West Blvd, BA, NEW EXCLUSIVE! Renovated 2 BR Home with New EIK/ Great Rm, & LR. Pull Down Attic. New Vinyl Siding,Roof & Pavered Circular Driveway,Gas Heat %& Electric. SD#19. Low Taxes .......................... $309,000 9 Cathay Rd, BA, NEW EXCLUSIVE! PROPERTY LOVERS DELIGHT! Move Right Into This 5 BR, 3 Bth Exp Ranch with Open Floor Plan on Double Lot in SD#20.Chef's EIK, Large Main Flr Mstr Ste ........................................ $849,000 HEWLETT HARBOR 3 payne circle, Ba, 5 Br, 3.5 Bth spacious split on Beautiful street in cul de sac. state of the art eik, 2 Dens, Bsmt, & 2 car gar. sD#20 ... $1,190,000

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HEWLETT BAY PARK 30 Heron Dr, BA,NEW!Magnificent 8500 Sq Ft Waterfront Home on 2 Acre Resortlike Prop w/ Pool, Tennis/Sport Ct, New Landscaping w/ Waterfall & 3 BR Guest House w/ Kit,LR,Den. 300 Ft New Bulkhead. 4 Car Htd Gar.SD#14. REDUCED! ......................................................................................... $4,850,000 90 ANCHORAGE RD, BA ,Over an Acre of PRIME WATERFRONT Prop on Macy Channel, 135" Bulkhead, Open Layout,Main Flr Mstr Ste, Potential for Expansion.......................................................................................... $1,999,000 70 Heron Dr, BA,HUGE PRICE REDUCTION! 6 BR Contemporary with Open Layout on an Acre of Parklike Prop! Move Right in! SD#14 ............ $1,699,000

EAST ROCKAWAY: 2ND Floor Offices For Rent. 100-1500Sq. Ft. 24/7 Access. All Utilities Included. New Paint, Carpeting, Ceiling, Lighting. Starting At $350/ Month. Owner. 516-637-2182

HEWLETT NEW EXCLUSIVE!Spacious 5 BR, 3 Bth Exp Ranch on Beautiful St in SD#20. Fin Bsmt. HW Flrs, Crown Moldings, CAC ........................................... $825,000 1580 Stevenson Rd, BA, REDUCED! 4/5 BR, 4.5 Bth Colonial on 1/4 Acre in SD#14. LR/Fpl,FDR,Den, EIK, Office & Finished Bsmt. 2 Car Gar ...... $899,000

Space For Rent HEWLETT: FOR RENT 500 Sq.Ft. For Storage. Near Fire House. $350 Plus Electric. 516-297-6535

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WOODSBURGH 891 Keene Lane, BA, REDUCED & MOTIVATED!! Magnificently Renovated While Retaining Charm, Stone Cottage. 3 BR, 2.5 Bth with Tremendous Potential for Expansion.Over 1/2 Acre Property!Near All ................$1,199,000 WOODMERE NEW EXCLUSIVE! Spacious & Renovated 2 BR, 2 Bth Coop In Luxury Elevator Bldg. Updtd EIk, LR, FDR & Entry Foyer. Hi Ceilings. W/D, Indoor Pkg & Storage................................................................................................. $389,000

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HERALD Established 1994 Incorporating East Rockaway Observer Lynbrook News, Lynbrook USA Michael SMollinS Editor nicole alcindor Reporter jill kaplan Advertising Account Executive office 2 Endo Boulevard Garden City, NY 11530 Phone: (516) 569-4000 Fax: (516) 569-4942 Web: www.liherald.com E-mail: lyneditor@liherald.com official neWSpaper: Village of East Rockaway Village of Lynbrook

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Want relief? Restore the SALT deduction.


n 2017, President Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. It was supposed to supercharge the economy, bringing new manufacturing jobs to hardhit areas, and no doubt, it brought some success. Job gains weren’t higher than they were during the Obama administration, but there were steady gains — until there weren’t. The latest unemployment figures, released by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, are from March 6 — when unemployment stood at 3.5 percent — but we know that figure is sure to rise as tens of thousands of Americans are forced out of work because of the coronavirus and will file jobless claims. The unemployment rate is only expected to increase. People will need relief. At press time, Congress was debating a

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nearly $2 trillion relief package that, when passed, was expected to put somewhere between $1,000 and $2,000 in each American’s hands. The measure should provide a desperately needed shot in the arm to a national economy that is fast seizing. On Long Island, however, it’s hardly enough. In high-tax regions like New York and California, the weight of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was already causing enormous fiscal strain for many homeowners, who lost all but $10,000 of the federal deduction for state and local taxes, known commonly as the SALT deduction. Loss of that single deduction in high-tax regions has cost people thousands of dollars. Many Long Island taxpayers reported that their federal tax bills rose $3,000, $5,000, $8,000 or more last year. Those bills are not expected to abate this year, unless Congress acts.

Save a life — give blood, especially now


he American Red Cross is urging healthy, eligible people who are feeling well to give blood or platelets to help maintain a sufficient blood supply and prevent shortages as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Even before COVID-19 swept across the country in recent weeks, the cold and flu season had already hurt the nation’s ability to maintain its blood supply, according to the Red Cross. As the number of coronavirus cases grows in the U.S., the number of people eligible to give blood could decrease as well. “We’re asking the American people to help keep the blood supply stable during this challenging time,” said Chris Hrouda,

president of Red Cross Blood Services. “As communities across the country prepare for this public health emergency, it’s critical that plans include a readily available blood supply for hospital patients.” But, Hrouda noted, “As fears of the coronavirus rise, low donor participation could harm blood availability at hospitals, and the last thing a patient should worry about is whether lifesaving blood will be on the shelf when they need it most.” You can make an appointment to donate blood by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling (800) 733-2767. Type O and platelet donations are especially needed now. Donating blood is safe, and people

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It should immediately reinstate the SALT deduction. People here will certainly take $1,000 or $2,000, but restoring the deduction would do far more for many homeowners who are suffering because of the coronavirus. Most homeowners accepted higher taxes because they believed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was boosting the economy — and thus their 401(k) plans. Last week we saw the foolishness of Trump’s tradeoff, as the stock market tumbled and those 401(k)’s sank to the level they were when Trump took office. That is, all of the stock market gains realized over the past three-plus years were erased just like that. Now many Long Islanders are stuck with oversized tax bills. The time to act intelligently has come. Give the SALT deduction back — now, not later.

State responds to COVID-19 To the Editor: New York state is working around the clock to expand hospital capacity and acquire life-saving medical equipment as we continue to test tens of thousands of New Yorkers for the novel coronavirus. Right now we are facing a generation-defining challenge. But America is America because of our ability to overcome adversity and challenges. I believe that to the bottom of my soul. We will overcome this, get through this and come out even stronger. I am calling on the federal government to implement the Defense Production Act to direct companies to produce medical supplies like ventilators and masks. New York state is scouring the globe for these supplies, but we need more than we can find. Currently, states are competing with other states, hospitals

should not hesitate to give or receive blood, according to the Red Cross. There is no evidence that the coronavirus can be transmitted by blood transfusion, and there have been no reported cases of transfusion transmission for any respiratory virus, including COVID-19. A blood donation takes about an hour from start to finish, but the actual donation only takes eight to 10 minutes. To donate blood, you should have a blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification. People who are at least 17 years old (16 with written parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may donate.




hen the bubonic plague struck England in 1665, a young pastor convinced the people of his villagAe to self-quarantine in an effort to prevent the infection from spreading to neighboring towns. The story of that time became “Year of Wonder,” by Geraldine Brooks. Today, over 300 years later, the story resonates with new meaning. As you might expect, people behaved as humans do in crisis. Some were the toilet paper hoarders of their day. Some turned randi murderous and kreiss mean over food supplies. Many found grace in the crucible of fear and infection. We are now in the throes of a destabilizing national emergency. As we go to press, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus is increasing hourly. The federal response has been profoundly disorganized, leaving citizens with little access to tests that could inform them about the progress of the disease. Central command is out of touch, literally and metaphorically.

The remarkable thing is how well we are doing — we regular folks who go to work and put food on the table and care for others. Initially, we turned to President Trump for leadership and for an organizing plan to deal with the crisis. But the president has failed us, as he descends into an epic spiral of selfaggrandizement and miscommunication. He doesn’t have the capacity for the humane gesture that this moment demands. The miracle, to me, is that even without the blessing of sane and sound leadership, we, the people, are getting the job done. We are witnessing an incredible validation of the American spirit. Citizens are stepping up, helping neighbors, quarantining themselves when necessary and taking all the steps a functioning federal task force would advise. (Except for the spring breakers in Florida, but they’ll catch up.) We have governors and mayors and municipal leaders at every level who are taking charge of their communities and making sure that schools are closing when necessary, events are postponed, and civil order is maintained. This is a demonstration of democracy at its best.


e’re seeing a validation of the American spirit. People are stepping up.

Letters with other hospitals, and there is significant price gouging. The federal government must nationalize the contracting and acquisition of medical supplies. Non-essential businesses were closed as of 8 p.m. Sunday. Essential businesses like pharmacies, grocery stores, gas stations and more will stay open. I accepted the Army Corps of Engineers’ recommendations for temporary hospital sites in New York state, and we were ready for construction to start Monday. Hospitals at our SUNY campuses in Old Westbury and Stony Brook will be built indoors, with outdoor tent support, and on-site health care staff will stay at the dormitories. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will erect an additional four federal 250-bed hospitals. Each FEMA facility will be fully staffed by the federal government. We are acting to maximize existing hospital capacity. I am requiring all hospitals statewide to develop plans that expand their capacity by at least 50 percent, with the goal of expanding overall capacity by 100 percent. (State regulations on capacity have been temporarily waived.) The state also leased a nursing home in Brooklyn to convert to a 600-bed hospital. Finally, all elective, non-critical surgeries have been canceled, effective March 25, which will free up around a quarter of existing hospital beds. Drug therapy trials were scheduled

No one had to tell The New York Times and The Washington Post to take down the pay walls on their websites so that anyone who needs the news can access it for free. No one had to order the closing of all the social and entertainment venues that vendors shut down themselves to slow the spread of disease. No one had to order people to stay home if they feel sick. One singular hero of the moment is Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. He has spoken truth to power, often and early, deftly calling out the dangerous lies coming from Trump and urging a robust response to Covid-19 while the president was predicting an easy and early end to the pandemic. We are being tested, as individuals and as a nation. According to Fauci, we are in for a rough patch for some months before the virus starts to burn out. If the federal government, specifically the Centers for Disease Control, can get tests out faster and find out how many are sick and where they live, we can begin to mitigate the effects of the pandemic as it spreads, state by state.

I read a piece in The Times by Jon Mooalem about the devastating 9.2 earthquake in Anchorage in 1964. He wrote about the horrific death and destruction, and how people behaved during the aftershocks. Instead of running for safety, they ran into danger to help their neighbors. Ordinary folks were putting out fires and moving beams and filling in at the police department. Mooalem wrote about our present national disaster: “Washing your hands, staying home when you’re sick, limiting travel, keeping yourself healthy, not touching your face — little of what we’re being told to do feels particularly heroic or world-changing … But for a lot of us, it is, in fact, the job that’s in front of us right now — the role that these disordered circumstances are calling each of us, at a minimum, to play… “…There are, and will be more, situations where helping more directly becomes possible and necessary — especially if we’re not getting coherent leadership, or even honesty, from those in charge. But we can’t afford to feel that canceling a school band concert, or suspending a basketball season, is a withering retreat; we must see them as parts of an empowered, collaborative undertaking.” Copyright 2019 Randi Kreiss. Randi can be reached at randik3@aol.com.

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to start Tuesday. The state has acquired 70,000 doses of hydroxychloroquine, 10,000 doses of Zithromax and 750,000 doses of chloroquine. GOv. ANDrEW CUOMO

MSSN needs masks and volunteers To the Editor: Our front-line teams of doctors, nurses and support staff at Mount Sinai South Nassau hospital need personal protective equipment, specifically surgical and N95 masks. If you have masks you are willing to donate or work for a business that has extra supply, please contact Tim Matejka, executive director of development, at (516) 377-5360, or Timothy.Matejka@snch.org. Also, all retired South Nassau physicians, nurses, pharmacists and respiratory therapists who are able and willing to volunteer their services during the COvID-19 crisis should contact Mary Golden, assistant vice president of human resources, at (516) 632 4080. We are grateful for your support of our hospital. Stay healthy! DANA SANNEMAN Executive director of public affairs, Mount Sinai South Nassau

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