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FARMINGVILLE, NY — Two schools in Farmingville reported a combined 12 new COVID-19 infections during a single day. Sachem High School East had eight positives — five students and three teachers/staff — and Lynwood Avenue Elementary School experienced four cases, three of them among students. Meanwhile, in neighboring Holtsville, two students tested positive at Sagamore Middle School. Read more from OnSachem News.

HOLTSVILLE, NY — Tamarac Elementary School’s new principal was among OnSachem News’ most-read stories this week.

  • Plus, the U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump for second time in 13 months.
  • In crime news, Suffolk Police rescued and arrested a woman after she drove into a Ronkonkoma pond, and police announced a body found in a Centereach backyard was dead for a year.
  • And the COVID-19 virus surged in Farmingville and Holbrook.

These stories are among OnSachem News’ most-read coverage this week. Read more from OnSachem News.

Coronavirus

HOLBROOK, NY — After a one-day plunge, COVID-19 positives surged again in the greater Sachem area. Nearly every Sachem-area neighborhood experienced an increase, some by double digits, with the largest increases in Centereach, Holbrook, and Holtsville. However, as the daily positives rose around greater Sachem, they dropped across Suffolk County. Read more from OnSachem News.

Sachem Schools

HOLTSVILLE, NY — Sachem Central School District has appointed Dr. Brenda Almendarez-DeBello as principal of Tamarac Elementary School in Holtsville. Almendarez-DeBello was named principal during the Jan. 6 meeting of the Board of Education. She previously joined Tamarac as interim principal after most recently serving as an assistant principal at Sachem High School East in Farmingville since 2017. Read more from OnSachem News.

Coronavirus

LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Sachem Central School District is approaching the 400-mark. Sachem Schools had 14 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, Jan. 8, according to the latest data New York state and school officials released Saturday, Jan. 9. The greatest number of new positives were reported for Sachem High School North in Lake Ronkonkoma. Read more from OnSachem News.

Coronavirus

HOLTSVILLE, NY — The latest daily count of positive COVID-19 cases plummeted in the greater Sachem area. Every community — Farmingville, Holbrook, Holtsville, Lake Ronkonkoma, Centereach, Lake Grove, and Nesconset — is down, some by double digits. This comes in stark contrast to a day earlier when Centereach and Lake Grove reached record-high positives. However, across Suffolk County, the number of daily positives rose above 2,000 again. Read more from OnSachem News.

FARMINGVILLE, NY — COVID-19’s record-breaking streak in Suffolk County — with Farmingville recording its second-most cases in a single day since the pandemic began — was among OnSachem News' most-read stories this week.

  • Plus, Lake Ronkonkoma celebrated New Year’s with the first-ever Polar Bear Plunge.
  • In crime news, Suffolk Police arrested a Coram man for alleged possession of drugs and weapons following a fatal crash in Medford.
  • Officers also arrested a Selden man for the alleged knifepoint robbery of Subway restaurant on Portion Road in Lake Ronkonkoma.

These stories are among OnSachem News' most-read coverage this week. Read more from OnSachem News.

Coronavirus

CENTEREACH, NY — Two Sachem-area neighborhoods had their worst day ever on Thursday since the pandemic began. Centereach and Lake Grove each reached a record high number of COVID-19 positives for a single day. Meanwhile, daily positives dropped slightly on Thursday in Suffolk County after soaring to a record high a day earlier. Read more from OnSachem News.

Coronavirus

LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Sachem Central School District had 27 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, Jan. 7, according to the latest data New York state and school officials released Friday, Jan. 8. Among Sachem's 15 schools, the most new positives were reported for Hiawatha Elementary School in Lake Ronkonkoma with seven cases. Meanwhile, several sports returned this week for high school students. Read more from OnSachem News.