Furry friends for a frenzied year
During the lonesome isolation of quarantine, many people welcomed new pets to fill their quiet homes. But as restrictions are lifted and many return to offices, some of those owners are finding the commitment and responsibility of having a “pandemic pet” too much to handle.
Congressional hopefuls offer competing visions
Kara Hahn and Bridget Fleming have announced competing plans to seek the Democratic nomination in New York’s First Congressional District.
News doesn’t stop on campus
COVID-19 has taken millions of lives worldwide but also impacted small institutions including the Statesman, Stony Brook University’s main student publication. Due to the pandemic and now having to stay at home, the Statesman was forced to stop its print version.
Popular SBU film fest curtain rises again
Movie lovers can again enjoy the in-person experience of a 1,000-seat theater at the annual Stony Brook Film Festival, offering a post-pandemic treat that can draw spectators from far beyond the Long Island venue.
The year of living virtually
Across New York, performance groups and community organizations have adapted to COVID-19 restrictions by turning to streaming to continue to showcase their events. Venues such as libraries, concert halls and theaters traded ticket booths for Zoom links.
Crowds are back at the ball park
After staying at home for over a year, people are finally beginning to go out in large, outdoor, public gatherings again this summer. Many fans are especially excited to return to Fairfield Properties Ballpark to see the Long Island Ducks play again.
Bill seeks to stem harm of opioid epidemic
After a five-year legal battle, three pharmaceutical companies and distributors reached a settlement with Suffolk and Nassau counties on July 12 for their roles in furthering the deadly opioid addiction crisis.
Health care workers still fighting COVID-19
From working directly with COVID patients to seeing the effect COVID had on the hospital’s atmosphere, medical workers were tested in every way possible.