Restricting Beach Access to Residents Only

Connecticut and New York residents who don’t live along the coast are likely feeling the heat more than usual this summer, as one town after another has closed off its beaches to everyone except locals. Citing the need to prevent the spread of Covid-19, officials have instituted varying degrees of …

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This Year’s Must-Have Back-to-School Item: Masks for Children

The back-to-school period is usually a flush time for businesses, and surveys about spending this year are mixed. Deloitte, the accounting firm, predicted that sales would reach $28.1 billion this year, up slightly from $27.8 billion in 2019. The National Retail Federation’s 2020 survey suggested that back-to-school spending could reach …

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Coronavirus Silences the Wonder Wheel

Deno’s Wonder Wheel, a 15-story signature feature of the Coney Island skyline, first spun to life in the wake of the Spanish flu pandemic a century ago. Now, as the coronavirus casts a growing pall over the storied amusement district, the family that owns the wheel says that the whirling …

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