Behind Closed Doors, ‘the Difficulty and the Beauty’ of Pandemic Hospice Work

“I did not really understand when people would ask, ‘Why me and why my family?’” a hospice chaplain said. “Now I was asking the same questions.”

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Doctor Who Prescribed Pain Pills Is Charged With 5 Counts of Murder

The prosecution on Long Island is one of several across the nation that seek to hold doctors criminally accountable for opioid-related deaths.

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Southern State Parkway Wrong-Way Crash Kills 4 on Long Island

Police are investigating the collision after a 33-year-old man drove in the wrong direction on a Long Island roadway early Tuesday morning.

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The U.S. Open Descends Into Pandemic Precaution Chaos

Yet another change in rules for players who were exposed to a player who tested positive for coronavirus caused the top women’s doubles team to be defaulted.

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Restricting Beach Access to Residents Only

Fearing the spread of Covid-19, some cities in Connecticut and Long Island are trying to keep nonresidents off the sand, butting up against legal mandates that require them to maintain public access.

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He Might Have Been Able to Fake His Death, if Only He’d Spell-Checked

Officials said they determined that a Long Island man had forged his death certificate after noticing that he misspelled “regsitry.”

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Hospitals Play ‘Songs of Hope’ as Virus Patients Go Home

Anthems like “Don’t Stop Believin’,” the “Rocky” theme and “Every Breath You Take” have been adopted by hospitals to celebrate each victory in the battle against coronavirus.

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