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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the holiday season is upon us once again, although
this year is sure to be unlike any other in our lifetime.
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While many of us still have our health to be thankful for this Turkey Day, the coronavirus pandemic’s
devastating impact on the economy remains as big a concern as a likely second wave of
COVID-19. On this month’s cover, leaders of the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency
share how they’ve helped businesses stay afloat amid troubled waters.
In Press Business, beat reporter Claude Solnik covers how the manufacturing and construction
industries have been among the unsung heroes of the essential workers who keep showing up.
This month’s edition of Press Health is a special section in which we team up with New York Family to
explore the issues facing families who are raising children with special needs. Meanwhile, in Press Family,
we have a roundup of the top apps used to supplement remote learning.
In Press Home, real estate writer Tammy Scileppi brings us tips from interior designers on how
to redecorate your abode based on your zodiac sign.
In Press Buzz, our reporters offer a roundup of Long Island restaurants serving Thanksgiving
dinner, for those who prefer not to cook. And in Rear View, Associate Editor Annie Wilkinson
reflects on the colonial era origins of Thanksgiving.
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8 THIS MONTH
A roundup of the latest local news
headlines on Long Island. And why five
village leaders say the Village of Upper
Brookville's cell tower plan will slow Old
Brookville Police response times. 12 COVER
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran
and the Nassau Industrial Development
Agency tout efforts to boost the local economy
amid a pandemic-induced downturn.
Cover photo by Tab Hauser. 14 GUEST COLUMNISTS
Long Island Cares CEO Paule Pachter urges
residents to help fight the surge in food
insecurity. And Suffolk County Legislator
Sam Gonzalez reveals why he proposes
raising the smoking age to 25. 17 BUSINESS
How the other essential workers — construction
and manufacturing crews —
fared during the pandemic's peak, meet
Applied Visions CEO Frank Zinghini,
Canine Companions for Independence
steps up for veterans, an eye on changing
careers, and more. 29 SPECIAL NEEDS
This month's health section is focused
on helping parents of children who have
special needs cope with the challenges
they face, with expert tips and a guide to
service providers. 37 FAMILY & EDUCATION
The top education apps to help kids supplement
their remote learning this fall,
moms share how they de-stress amid these
stressful times, why rats make great pets,
and more. 45 PRESS HOME
How to design your home according to
your zodiac sign, setting up a home bar for
your small, socially distant family holiday
party, and inside a stunning historic Garden
City home on the market.
Local restaurants taking reservations for
a mess-free Thanksgiving, the Main Dish
food and drinks section, Do This! event
listings, and more.
The wrong photo appeared
alongside Jeremy Mutschler,
the new marketing director for
Nicolock Paving Stones, in the
Movers & Shakers column in
the September 2020 issue. The
correct photo is above.