Marijuana Opt-Out? + Police Officer Dies From COVID

Happy Monday, neighbors! Let’s start today off on an informed note, shall we? Here’s everything worth knowing around Five Towns today.

A police officer died from COVID-19 that he contracted while on duty. A local hospital has started a farmer’s market to help their employees cope with stress. Some parents are upset that there is no homeschool option at their school district with a rise in COVID-19 cases. And one local village is weighing recreational marijuana laws.

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First, today’s weather:

Clear throughout the day. High: 77 Low: 65.

Here are the top stories in Five Towns today:

  1. Juan Lasso looks at how one local hospital is coping with the stress of the pandemic: a farmer’s market. Every other Friday, vendors from the Laurelton Farmer’s Market and group fitness exercise specialists stop by to encourage healthy habits at Northwell Health’s Long Island Jewish Hospital in Valley Stream. (LI Herald)
  2. The Herald also talks to some local parents about their concerns that there is no homeschool option in Valley Stream’s school district as COVID-19 cases numbers rise. (LI Herald)
  3. Will the Village of Valley Stream join other incorporated villages on Long Island and outlaw recreational marijuana sales? A public discussion last Wednesday at Village Hall saw dozens of attendees who aired their opinions. (LI Herald)
  4. News 12 Long Island covers the death of Nassau Police Officer Charles “Chuck” Vroom from complications caused by COVID-19. He worked at the 3rd Precinct for 17 years. He contracted the virus while on duty. (News 12)

Today in Five Towns:

Five Towns Patch Notebook

  • Don’t miss Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library’s ACT Prep Course. (Facebook)
  • Valley Stream North beat Hewlett in football, 28 to 6. (Subscription: Newsday)

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