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(The Center Square) – Democrats in the New York state Senate want to update the state’s antitrust laws, in particular to address issues related to the tech economy. However, while some in the business community understand the need for changes, they fear the legislation could create some unintended consequences. Read more

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY — The Long Island Ducks will play ball in nearby Central Islip until at least 2030. Plus, the stadium has a new multi-million dollar title sponsor. Both announcements made it a big day for the LI Ducks, even if the minor-league baseball team had to put their bats and gloves down this season because of the pandemic. Read more

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HOLBROOK, NY — If you put on a few quarantine pounds or lost some muscular definition since March, you can hit the gym again beginning Monday, Aug. 24, under new strict safety requirements. OnSachem developed a list of local gyms reopening as they resume serving clients over five months after New York State forced the facilities to close as COVID-19 spread wildly. Read more

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LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Get ready to hit the gym again as soon as Monday, Aug. 24. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced Tuesday the county will support the reopening of gyms and fitness centers over the next two weeks. Earlier this week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced gyms and fitness centers can reopen starting Monday, Aug. 24—as long as the county executives approved so for their jurisdictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read more

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LONG ISLAND, NY — A new report released today outlined the economic shock Long Island experienced because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the key findings, 375,000 net job losses vs. pre-COVID levels by the end of this year will result in $21 billion in earnings losses among Long Island workers and $61 billion in reduced economic activity. Read more

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HOLBROOK, NY — Given the uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, 7‑Eleven, Inc. announced today it will not celebrate 7‑Eleven Day, better known as July 11 (7/11), in stores this year. Instead, the convenience retailer is giving a special birthday gift of one million meals to Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the country. Read more

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HOLBROOK, NY — Karvers Grille in Holbrook hosted a contingent of state elected officials and heads of local chambers of commerce. The group hopes to advance a bill to provide marketing dollars to encourage local shopping, dining, and services as the business community pulls itself from the depths of economic hardship caused by the pandemic. Read more