Quarantine Prepping Comes to the Farmers’ Market, Measuredly

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Kong Thao considered the chaos of the coronavirus as a farmer. “We’re treating it like a winter,” he said. This meant that he expected his fruit and vegetable sales to be slower, at least for a while. For people to go out less, and to spend less money. And it wasn’t…

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The V.A. Prepares to Back Up a Health Care System Threatened by Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs, legally designated as the backup health care system in national emergencies, is preparing to absorb the overflow of coronavirus patients from private hospitals if — or when — they become strained to the breaking point. It would be the biggest test the sprawling and sometimes troubled government hospital…

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How to Make College Decisions When Campuses Are Closed

As colleges and universities nationwide shift to online classes in an attempt to curtail the spread of the coronavirus, the usual spring break college tours have been upended. Things are changing fast, so it’s important to check with individual colleges, but most prospective student visits, including events and overnights for admitted students, are off the…

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Sherilyn Notte, Jason Tuthill

Sherilyn Michele Notte and Jason Brown Tuthill were married March 14 at the First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains in Pompton Plains, N.J. Pastor Dave Gustavsen, who was ordained by the Dallas Theological Seminary, performed the ceremony. Mrs. Tuthill, 34, is a senior manager consultant to the pharmaceutical industry at Deloitte Digital in New York.…

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Heather Brennan, James Dennin

Heather Penelope Brennan and James Frederick Dennin were married March 14 at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York. The Rev. Canon Steven Lee, an Episcopal priest, performed the ceremony. The couple met at Kenyon College in Ohio, from which each graduated. Ms. Brennan, 27, is the associate manager of editorial…

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Sara Nordstrand, Noah Bricker

Sara Nicole Nordstrand and Noah Quinby Bricker were married March 13 at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York. Dr. Scott Black Johnson, a senior pastor at the church, officiated. The couple met at Davidson College, from which they graduated, the bride cum laude and the groom magna cum laude. Mrs. Bricker, 27, is a…

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Melody Sachmechi, Maxim Nowak

Melody Sepideh Sachmechi and Maxim Mordecai Nowak were married March 14 at the home of the bride’s parents in Great Neck, N.Y. Rabbi Serge A. Lippe officiated. Mrs. Nowak, 32, works in Manhattan as the division head of handbags at the U.S. Polo Assn., a division of Jordache Enterprises. She graduated from Baruch College. She…

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Lara Decter, Joseph Safdeye

Lara Brooke Decter and Joseph Solomon Safdeye are to be married March 15 at the Montammy Golf Club in Alpine, N.J. Rabbi Jonathan Morgenstern is to officiate. Ms. Decter, 25, is a certified physician assistant at the Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York. She graduated from Stern College, Yeshiva University and received a master’s degree…

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