Month: May 2020

Drive-In Movies Return To Ridgefield

RIDGEFIELD, CT — While the crippling effect the coronavirus will have on the economy has yet to be fully measured, the glass-half-full crowd has already begun to tally the business sectors which stand to benefit from the pandemic. Videoconferencing, remote education, virtual reality, telemedicine (or tele-anything, really) are all among the cutting-edge businesses having cash hurled at them by investors who couldn’t even spell “Zoom” three months ago.

Basking in a retro-neon glow amidst all the new shiny movers taking our money to keep us apart, and enjoying renewed popularity across the country, are drive-in movie theaters. And Billy

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U.S. Must Expand Internet Access

MICHIGAN — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined 38 other state attorneys general to urge Congress to help ensure all Americans have home internet access to participate in telemedicine, teleschooling and telework services that have become increasingly crucial during the coronavirus pandemic.

In a letter sent to Congressional leaders, the attorneys general urge Congress to provide state and local governments with funding dedicated to ensuring all students and patients, especially senior citizens who are at risk, have adequate internet-enabled technology to participate equally in online learning and telemedicine.

You can read the letter in its entirety here.

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As the world changes forever we pick ten firms that have embraced tech during lockdown

Some of the greatest business ideas have been born in times of adversity. From Uber and Slack, created in the wake of the financial crisis, all the way back to Disney, established when Walt Disney had the idea of making funny cartoons to cheer up the masses in the 1929 Great Depression.

But, while many new “unicorns” will be started up in the current crisis, many existing giant companies have changed the way they do business too, as they adjust to the new realities of pandemic life.

Many found the changes they’ve undertaken will make them better businesses for life.

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Emily Brady Of Yorktown High School

YORKTOWN, NY — Many senior students in the Hudson Valley were expecting to celebrate their final year with prom, graduation, and other milestone events. However, the new coronavirus crisis has meant that dreams and long-awaited celebrations have been put on hold.

Patch would like to shine a light on these amazing young people and their accomplishments; a new series “Celebrate Your Senior,” inviting proud parents and others to spotlight the young people whose accomplishments can’t be derailed by the pandemic.

Margaret and Jim Brady nominated Emily Brady, a senior at Yorktown High School.

Here’s what the proud parents had to

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Lawrence Schools Await Details On In-Person Graduation

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Lawrence Township Public School District is moving ahead with its plans for a virtual graduation ceremony on June 19, a district spokeswoman said Wednesday morning.

On Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced New Jersey school districts will be permitted to hold outdoor graduation ceremonies with social distancing beginning July 6. Specific guidance would be released by the state Department of Education and the Secretary of Higher Education on Wednesday. Read more here: NJ To Allow Live Graduations Starting In July, Gov. Murphy Says

“Once the governor releases restrictions for what he will allow after July 6

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