It may be February, but the Christmas Grinch is still making his way around a town on Long Island.

Residents get anonymous notes to take down Christmas lights

  • a pineapple on a sandy beachNearly 30% of office workers will take less time off this summer
    Summer comes soon but unlike past summers, this season will certainly be different for workers due to COVID-19. Veuer’s Mercer Morrison has the story.

    Veuer LogoVeuer

  • a close up of a woman brushing her teethHow to pop a pimple yourself, according to Dr. Pimple Popper’s tips
    Insider producer Celia Skvaril video chatted with Dr. Sanda Lee, aka Dr. Pimple Popper, to get her professional advice on how to pop a pimple at home. While Lee doesn’t recommend that people pop their own pimples, pimple popping is a habit that many struggle to quit. With much of the world staying at home, people aren’t seeing their dermatologists and estheticians regularly and may be fighting a higher-than-usual urge to pick at their skin. Lee offered her tips on how to best minimize the risk of scarring and further infection when popping your own pimples, like attempting to pop only superficial whiteheads and properly sterilizing the pimple and tools both before and after popping. Following Lee’s tips, Celia attempted to pop her own whitehead at home. For more from Dr. Pimple Popper, visit:


  • a woman sitting at a table in front of a laptopHow to explain a coronavirus-related layoff on your resume
    If you’ve been laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic and are on the job hunt, you’re probably wondering how to explain it on your resume.

    Buzz60 LogoBuzz60



At least three people who live on Berkshire Road in Bethpage received anonymous letters in the mail this week saying, “Take your Christmas lights down! Its Valentines Day!!!!!!”

The letters are postmarked January 30 and have no return address.


© Provided by ABC 7 New York

Sara Pascucci received one.

She said she hasn’t been able to bear the thought of taking down her Christmas decorations because her recently deceased father put them up, and he loved Christmas.

Sixty-one-year-old Anthony Pascucci died January 15 from the coronavirus. His sister and Sara Pascucci’s aunt, 70-year-old Connie Pascucci, died a week before him, also from COVID.

“It’s not something you want to receive after everything that we’ve been through,” Pascucci said.

ALSO READ: ‘Saved by the Bell’ star Dustin Diamond dies at 44 of cancer

She said she has a message for the author.

“I would just like them to remember to be kind, especially during a pandemic,” she said. “You don’t really know what anyone’s really going through.”

Lori Kelly also received a letter and said her husband has been unable to take down the lights because he hurt his back.

“I don’t know why someone would take the time to write letters,” she said.

John Fazio got a letter too.

“I guess some just people have extra time to be mean or, you know, they have nothing else better to do then attack people,” he said.

Fazio said by the time someone in his house informed him of the letter, he had already taken the decorations down.

Pascucci posted about the letter on Facebook and has been receiving many words of encouragement from the greater Long Island community.

ALSO READ: New Jersey residents want answers after not receiving unemployment benefits for weeks


* More Long Island news

* Send us a news tip

* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts

* Follow us on YouTube

Submit a News Tip

Continue Reading