Local News for Farmingville, Holbrook, Holtsville, Lake Grove, and Lake Ronkonkoma
PATCHOGUE, NY — Suffolk County Police arrested Jonathan Nunez, 25, of Centereach for allegedly stabbing a uniformed police officer following a motor vehicle crash in Patchogue. Read more from OnSachem News.
CENTEREACH, NY — Suffolk County Police arrested four people during the weekend for allegedly selling e-liquid nicotine to minors in the Sixth Precinct. The arrests occurred at Hemp Cloud in Centereach, Hookah City in Medford, Barcode Hookah and Smoke Shop in Mount Sinai, and Cloud Vapor and Smoke in Mount Sinai. Read more from OnSachem News.
SELDEN, NY — Dozens of senior citizens received COVID-19 vaccinations thanks to the help of Suffolk County Legislator Nick Caracappa, R-Selden, of the 4th District and Belle Mead Compounding Pharmacy in East Setauket. Read more from OnSachem News.
PATCHOGUE, NY — The only remaining independent hospital on Long Island could soon join forces with a major regional healthcare provider. Long Island Community Hospital in Patchogue entered discussions to consider joining NYU Langone Health, the healthcare providers announced. Read more from OnSachem News.
RONKONKOMA, NY — A car rolled backward and killed an 80-year-old woman on Thursday, with her 84-year-old husband in the driver’s seat, according to Suffolk County Police. Read more from OnSachem News.
LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — With the luck of the Irish as vaccinations increase and community spread slows amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be a St. Patrick's Day Parade in Lake Ronkonkoma after all this year — just pushed out several months for a special "Half-Way to St. Patrick's Day Parade" in September. Read more from OnSachem News.
BRENTWOOD, NY — Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced three additional mass vaccination sites will open on Long Island this week. The closest new site to the greater Sachem area will be in Brentwood. The other two sites will be in Old Westbury and Southampton. Read more from OnSachem News.
HOLBROOK, NY — A Wading River woman allegedly drove in the wrong direction of Sunrise Highway for an eight-mile stretch between Islip and Holbrook early Sunday morning, according to Suffolk County Police. Now the 27-year-old driver, Maria Latora, has been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, police said. Read more from OnSachem News.
EAST PATCHOGUE, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — Two Suffolk County Police officers delivered a baby girl along the side of the road in East Patchogue Wednesday morning. Read more from OnSachem News.
GORDON HEIGHTS, NY — Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad and Arson Section detectives are investigating a house fire that killed a 23-month-old girl in Gordon Heights early Wednesday morning. Fire departments from Gordon Heights, Coram, Farmingville, Holtsville, Medford, Middle Island, Selden, and Yaphank responded, along with Shirley and Medford Ambulance. Read more from OnSachem News.
PATCHOGUE, NY — Dinner on the town may soon mean a shorter wait for a table. New York state will soon relax dining restrictions implemented because of the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing the number of patrons restaurants can simultaneously seat indoors. Read more from OnSachem News.
PATCHOGUE, NY — Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts took to Facebook on Wednesday to share its enthusiasm about the news. New Yorkers can soon enjoy newly reopened arts and entertainment venues, and residents can host and attend events with more people gathered. Governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcements as COVID-19 spread slows throughout the state. Read more from OnSachem News.
RONKONKOMA, NY — Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a quad operator in Ronkonkoma Friday night. Read more from OnSachem News.
SELDEN, NY — The Selden storefront that most recently served as the home of Best Market – and previously Waldbaum's – has been transformed into Long Island’s newest Lidl supermarket, joining other newly opened locations around the area, including East Patchogue, Lake Grove and Oakdale. Read more from OnSachem News.
NORTH PATCHOGUE, NY — Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit detectives are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian in North Patchogue early Sunday morning, police announced. By mid-afternoon, police said the victim has been identified as Marco Castro, 32, of Patchogue. Read more from OnSachem News.
HOLBROOK, NY — Expect the Friday morning drive and walk outside your home to be treacherous. The National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement at 5:17 a.m. for Long Island. The weather service stressed "Extreme caution should be taken if traveling early this morning." Read more from OnSachem News.
HOLBROOK, NY AND SAYVILLE, NY — Just as the snow began to accumulate Thursday morning, a wreck on Sunrise Highway in Holbrook shut down the roadway for the commute. Once officers arrived, they charged Nestor Hernandez, 30, of North Bellport with alleged DWI, Suffolk County Police said. Read more from OnSachem News.
LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — SHARE PICS AND VIDEOS from the snowstorm! Use hashtag #OnSachem on social media to share. We want to hear from Farmingville, Holbrook, Holtsville, Lake Grove, Lake Ronkonkoma, Centereach, and Nesconset. Read more from OnSachem News.
HOLBROOK, NY — The snow started to accumulate quickly when the latest winter storm hit Long Island and the greater Sachem area Thursday morning. Read more from OnSachem News.
FARMINGVILLE, NY — A winter storm with snow and sleet will create hazardous conditions across Long Island on Thursday and Friday. By the time the storm moves out, there could be up to 8 inches of snow in some areas, including in the greater Sachem area. Read more from OnSachem News.
FARMINGVILLE, NY — Due to the impending winter storm, which is expected to produce up to 9 inches of snow, sleet and possibly freezing rain on Thursday and Friday, Town of Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine urged residents on Wednesday evening to take the following precautions. Read more from OnSachem News.
FARMINGVILLE, NY — Get ready for another dumping of snow. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch for Long Island. Read more from OnSachem News.
HOLTSVILLE, NY — Maybe Holtsville Hal was teasing Long Islanders earlier this month when he predicted an early spring on Groundhog Day. More potentially treacherous winter weather is headed to the greater Sachem area beginning Saturday late afternoon. Read more from OnSachem News.
HOLBROOK, NY — Look outside the window Thursday morning, and you'll see a fresh blanket of snow from overnight. But the kids can sleep later because Sachem Schools announced a delayed opening. Read more from OnSachem News.
FARMINGVILLE, NY — Due to the impending snowstorm, which is expected to produce 5-9 inches of snow on Sunday, Town of Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine is urging residents to take the following precautions. Read more from OnSachem News.
LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Just as we tune in to watch the Super Bowl kick off in warm Tampa Bay, Long Islanders will dig out from the second significant snow storm in a week. Locally in the greater Sachem area, snow may accumulate a little over seven inches. Read more from OnSachem News.
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