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Volume 199, No. 10 October 2020
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As fall gets into full swing but the usual festivities face limitations due to the coronavirus pandemic,
one of the silver linings is that Halloween trick-or-treating is still on for the kids.
While that bit of fun is a positive, protecting children year-round is a full-time job. But that’s what
this month’s cover subject, Stew Leonard, does with the profits from his eponymous supermarket:
fund anti-drowning initiatives to keep children from swimming-related accidents.
Doing her part to save lives by informing readers about Breast Cancer Awareness Month is Press
Health guru Michelle Gabrielle Centamore.
In Press Business, beat reporter Claude Solnik explores how commercial landlords are offering breaks to
tenants to ease the pain of the COVID-19 crisis.
In Press Home, real estate writer Tammy Scileppi reflects on the many changes to interior design
brought on by the stay-at-home orders.
And in Press Buzz, our entertainment reporters roundup Long Island’s pick-your-own-pumpkin
farms, haunted houses, and the best places to eat and drink.
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8 THIS MONTH
A roundup of the latest local news headlines.
And what voters need to know to cast
their ballots this Election Day. 12 COVER
How Stew Leonard's got its start and grew
into one of the region's most beloved
grocery stores. Cover photo by Jennifer
Uihlein. 14 GUEST COLUMNS
Long Island Rail Road President Phil Eng
makes the case for why his agency needs
federal funding to help recover from the
pandemic-induced economic crisis. And
Ryan D'Amico, owner of Laser Bounce
Family Fun Center in Levittown, urges
the state to allow his business to reopen
from the coronavirus shutdown.
Landlords offer breaks as the commercial
real estate industry reels from the
COVID-19 business downturn, meet First
National Bank of Long Island CEO Christopher
Becker, behind the scenes at LI's last
duck farm, and more. 29 HEALTH
A special edition of our monthly Press
Health section dedicated to Breast Cancer
Awareness Month with stories on
improved prognosis for those diagnosed,
debunking common myths, and local
nonprofits combating the deadly disease. 35 FAMILY & EDUCATION
How parents can better manage the increase
amount of screen time for children
amid widespread remote learning, a guide
to continuing education, and is CBD right
for your pet?
43 PRESS HOME
How the pandemic has changed priorities
for home design, a look inside an
eco-friendly waterfront home for sale,
and how to make the most of your laundry
room. 49 BUZZ
Where to pick pumpkins right off the
vine on LI, the Main Dish food and drink
section, this month's Do This! listings, and
recalling "The Legend of The Red Owl."
Chef Michael Heinlein is no longer
affiliated with Salted. On The Harbor
in Northport, as was reported
in the September 2020 issue.