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SCOPE Education Services is now offering free school-age child care services to children of first responders, medical personnel and essential services personnel in both Suffolk and Nassau counties. Locally in the Sachem Central School District, the program is offered at Nokomis Elementary School, 151 Holbrook Road, Holbrook. Registration is open all weekend for childcare to begin on Monday. Read more


Restaurants and bars are open for business! The establishments aren’t allowed to offer inside dining presently because of the coronavirus pandemic, but they are open for takeout and delivery. Check back with this page often and hit refresh! OnSachem is providing ongoing updates for establishments in and near Sachem for bar and restaurant offerings during this challenging time. Read more


With limited exceptions, all in-person Catholic services in Nassau and Suffolk counties are canceled until April 14 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Diocese of Rockville Centre announced at 1 p.m. today, March 16. The cancellations are effective beginning 3 p.m. today. Read more

Governor Confirms 32 additional cases, bringing statewide total to 76

During a briefing on the novel coronavirus today, March 7, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today declared a state of emergency to help New York more quickly and effectively contain the spread of the virus. The Governor also confirmed 32 additional cases, bringing the statewide total to 76. Read more