Newsday's Cecilia Dowd reports. Credit: Howard Schnapp; Kendall Rodriguez
This story was reported by Jonathan LaMantia, James T. Madore, Sarina Trangle, Tory N. Parrish, Cecilia Dowd and Kendall Rodriguez. It was written by LaMantia.
Joe Matz in Hicksville is picking up extra shifts. Soriah Gibson in Roosevelt is avoiding driving more than necessary. BJ Singh in East Meadow is trying to cut out nonessential purchases.