Local News for Farmingville, Holbrook, Holtsville, Lake Grove, and Lake Ronkonkoma
LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Rite Aid announced on Friday it is now administering the COVID-19 vaccine at every store, with or without an advance appointment. Within Sachem, Rite Aid is located near Kohl’s on Hawkins Avenue in Lake Ronkonkoma. Rite Aid also has stores nearby in Medford, Sayville, Selden, Smithtown, and West Patchogue. Read more from OnSachem News.
(The Center Square) – New York small business owners have endured quite an ordeal over the past 13 months thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, which brought about emergency regulations that either closed or restricted their operations and forced them to lay off workers. Read more from OnSachem News.
LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Throughout the month of April, volunteers are recognized nationwide for their important and selfless contributions to society. Options for Community Living, Inc. (Options), a Ronkonkoma-based provider of housing and supportive services for vulnerable Long Island residents is celebrating volunteers and their impact on the region. Options also operates a thrift shop in Lake Ronkonkoma. Read more from OnSachem News.
LONG ISLAND, NY — PSEG Long Island announced Tuesday funding for the Outdoor Spaces program has been renewed for a limited time. Over $2 million in grants and discounts were provided last year to help more than 1,000 local businesses and organizations meet the ever-evolving challenges of COVID-19. 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.
FARMINGVILLE, NY — Marisa Pizza of Farmingville has been named a Woman of Distinction by the Suffolk County Legislature for Women’s History Month. Legislator Nick Caracappa, R-Selden, of the 4th District selected Pizza for the annual honor. Read more from OnSachem News.
(The Center Square) – New York state Assemblyman Jarett Gandolfo, R-Sayville, has called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to lift the curfew for restaurants and bars after he lifted it for casinos, gyms and movie theaters. Read more from OnSachem News.
ISLANDIA, NY — Members of the New York State Legislature Budget Conference Committee met Wednesday for the first time to hash out the differences in their budget plans. One such difference involves gambling, as the Senate’s budget plan involves issuing as many as three licenses for casino resorts in the downstate region. Read more from OnSachem News.
HOLBROOK, NY — Get ready to party hardy, while masked up and in your designated dancing zone. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that wedding receptions and catered events can resume statewide effective immediately. 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.
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.
LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — If you want to hit the weights or try your luck on the slots during the COVID-19 pandemic, you now have until 11 p.m. Gyms, casinos and other establishments can now close at 11 p.m., along with bars and restaurants. Read more from OnSachem News.
(The Center Square) – Concerned that more restaurants across the state may close as COVID-19 restrictions linger, Republicans in the New York state Senate announced a plan to “reset” the struggling industry. Read more from OnSachem News.
LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Get ready to drive further if you bank at Chase near ShopRite in Lake Ronkonkoma. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., will close the Chase Bank branch at 601 Portion Rd., the company announced to customers. Read more from OnSachem News.
RONKONKOMA, NY — Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) in Ronkonkoma faced the COVID-19 pandemic head-on. Officials are reflecting on the past year and how the airport responded to keep planes flying while prioritizing health and safety. Read more from OnSachem News.
LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — The Mokkas family is bringing a taste of Athens to the former Peter’s Kitchen at 966 Portion Road in Lake Ronkonkoma, just west of the Farmingville border. Gus, Mikey and Ralphy Mokkas are excited to introduce their newest venture, Super Greek Gyro Bowls & More. Read more from OnSachem News.
ARLINGTON, VA — As states make COVID-19 vaccines more widely available, Lidl US today announced a new initiative to encourage its employees to get the vaccine. Lidl is providing $200 in extra pay to all Lidl US employees who choose to receive the vaccine. The additional payment will help offset the costs associated with vaccine administration, including travel costs and childcare. The company will also accommodate employee schedules for vaccine appointments. Read more from OnSachem News.
RONKONKOMA, NY — Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) in Ronkonkoma is in the running to keep a coveted spot on the list of top U.S. airports. MacArthur is once again a nominee for USA Today's 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for "Best Small Airport." Read more from OnSachem News.
NEW YORK — A quarter of businesses in New York closed due to a government mandate amid the COVID-19 pandemic, “substantially higher” than other states across the country, according to a new survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Read more from OnSachem News.
NEW YORK (The Center Square) — The New York State Department of Labor announced recently it would proceed with a scheduled increase in the minimum wage that was scheduled to take effect before the COVID-19 pandemic started. It’s a move that business leaders and Republicans question as companies still are recovering from the public health crisis. Read more from OnSachem News.
CENTRAL ISLIP, NY — CVS Pharmacy has opened 12 specialized CVS Pharmacy y más stores in New York and New Jersey, the first stores of this kind in the Tri-State area. Closest to the Sachem area, CVS Pharmacy y más has opened in Central Islip, which is an existing CVS reformatted into the new tailored concept Read more from OnSachem News.
STONY BROOK, NY — AMC Theatres boss Adam Aron blasts WarnerMedia over its decision to release its 2021 blockbusters for streaming on HBO Max as well as in cinemas. Near the Sachem area, AMC operates AMC Stony Brook 17. Read more from OnSachem News.
HOLBROOK, NY AND LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Advance Auto Parts will move one of its two Holbrook locations to Lake Ronkonkoma early next year. Read more from OnSachem News.
BOHEMIA, NY — Leave all the Thanksgiving cooking to a Sachem Dad. From a juicy seasoned turkey and scrumptious side dishes to ending with a savory fresh pie, Keith Lombardo of “The Market” in Bohemia will prepare your family’s Thanksgiving feast. Read more from OnSachem News.
LAKE GROVE, NY — The Lake Grove storefront that most recently served as the home of Best Market – and previously Burlington Coat Factory – has been transformed into Long Island’s newest Lidl supermarket opening Wednesday. Read more from OnSachem News.
NEW YORK — Altice News introduced News 12 New York on Tuesday as a daily regional digital news network across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Delivered as a curated OTT streaming news feed, News 12 New York will leverage News 12 Network’s news footprint to feature the top stories in the tri-state area, Altice announced. Read more from OnSachem News.
- Lake Ronkonkoma man, 29, killed after FedEx truck hit his crashed car on LIE: Suffolk Police
- New York lawmakers move to once again extend ban on evictions
- Only about 10 percent of New York hospitals get top grade in safety report
- New Yorks joins New Jersey, Connecticut in plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions
- COVID-19 vaccines now at every Rite Aid for online and walk-in appointments
- Dramatic increase in New York's census numbers compared to estimates draws concern from onlookers
- Analysis: Repealing cap on SALT deductions would increase disparities in New York
- Sachem High School East hosts museum walk displaying world cultures
- DiNapoli: New York budget draws on $26.7 billion from new revenue sources
- Report: Cuomo administration ordered health officials not to release nursing home death toll numbers