Local News for Farmingville, Holbrook, Holtsville, Lake Grove, and Lake Ronkonkoma
LONG ISLAND, NY — Power restoration on Long Island could take up to 14 days after Hurricane Henri leaves a potentially destructive path on Sunday and early Monday. Read more from OnSachem News.
HOLBROOK, NY — The National Weather Service has issued a Hurricane Warning for Suffolk County and a Tropical Storm Warning for Nassau County as Henri moves north along the East Coast. The storm, currently a tropical storm, is expected to strengthen to a hurricane as it makes landfall early Sunday afternoon. Read more from OnSachem News.
FARMINGVILLE, NY AND HOLTSVILLE, NY — Suffolk County health officials announced Friday that 32 mosquito samples, including three locally in Farmingville and Holtsville, have tested positive for West Nile Virus. Read more from OnSachem News.
HOLBROOK, NY — The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Long Island as Elsa moves up along the East Coast. The storm is expected to cross over Long Island on Friday morning. Read more from OnSachem News.
PATCHOGUE, NY — The search is over for a missing autistic boy after he was found safe in Virginia on Wednesday, according to Suffolk County Police. Now a Tennessee man faces kidnapping charges related to the boy’s disappearance, police said. Read more from OnSachem News.
LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — James Mancaruso, a member of the Sachem School Board of Education, has resigned after what the district superintendent described on Wednesday night as an “incident” at Sachem High School East in Farmingville. Read more from OnSachem News.
LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — The Sachem North Leos Club presents the annual Festival of Trees and Lights, and the event has been designed to be socially distant because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more from OnSachem News.
HOLTSVILLE, NY — Town of Brookhaven Highway Superintendent Daniel Losquadro announced several free safety programs being offered to town residents this month. Read more from OnSachem News.
LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Students in the Sachem Central School District had a single day to go mask-less if they wanted. Less than 24 hours after the district’s Board of Education held an emergency meeting on Sunday evening and voted to make facemasks optional as of on Monday, the students will once again be wearing their masks on Tuesday. Read more from OnSachem News.
HOLBROOK, NY — Several Facebook pages have posted an identical update on Monday morning that may appear to be from OnSachem News. Read more from OnSachem News.
LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Sachem students can go to school without a face mask on Monday. Read more from OnSachem News.
HOLTSVILLE, NY — A two-car crash shortly before midnight left three people injured — two seriously — after one vehicle smashed into a tree and caught fire, Suffolk County Police announced overnight Wednesday. Read more from OnSachem News.
LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Sachem Schools recognized four outstanding students who were named valedictorians and salutatorians for the Class of 2021. Mackenzie Szlosek and Jayden Reilly are the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, at Sachem High School East. Over at Sachem High School North, Erika Sneider and Hannah Saglimbeni are the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Read more from OnSachem News.
BOHEMIA, NY — Two men were killed in a crash on Sunrise Highway in Bohemia last night. According to Suffolk Police, a Holtsville man walking back to his disabled car was struck by a Patchogue man riding a motorcycle — killing both men. Read more from OnSachem News.
LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — A vocal member of Sachem Schools' Board of Education lost her campaign on Tuesday to win another three-year term, while the entire slate of candidates backed by the teachers' union swept the election for the second consecutive year. Read more from OnSachem News.
LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — The voters of the Sachem Central School District head to the polls on Tuesday. They will vote on the district's proposed budget for the coming school year and select three Board of Education members. Read more from OnSachem News.
HOLBROOK, NY — New York state's COVID-19 restrictions, including mask-wearing and social distancing, are still in effect—despite the CDC’s newest guidance that the precautions are no longer necessary for fully vaccinated people in most settings. Read more from OnSachem News.
LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — The Sachem PTA Council hosted “Meet the Candidates” for the Sachem Central School District Board of Education. Read more from OnSachem News.
FARMINGVILLE, NY — The Sachem High School East Diversity Club in Farmingville recently held a museum walk with socially distant exhibits featuring information and activities from various cultures around the world. Read more from OnSachem News.
LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Sachem Schools experienced a significant drop in the rate of new COVID-19 positives during the past week, reporting the fewest infections since November. Read more from OnSachem News.
FARMINGVILLE, NY — Sachem Central School District reported 65 additional COVID-19 infections over the latest 10-day reporting period between April 7 and 16. Across the district's 10 school buildings, 41% of the new positives came from just one school — Sachem High School East in Farmingville. Meanwhile, Sachem's superintendent said the district must quarantine a greater number of middle and high school students for any positive case. Read more from OnSachem News.
HOLTSVILLE, NY — A Manorville man is free on bail after being indicted for multiple alleged crimes, including shootings in Holtsville, Medford, and Nesconset, and sending threatening hate messages to victims on Instagram, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney. Despite the DA's request that the defendant remain locked up, the court released Christopher Keller, 36, on $300,000 cash bail with GPS monitoring and probation department supervision. Read more from OnSachem News.
LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Sachem Schools along with other high schools, colleges, and universities in New York state could enjoy larger — but still limited — graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2021, as the pandemic adversely affects commencements for the second consecutive year. Read more from OnSachem News.
HOLTSVILLE, NY — Brookhaven Town Highway Superintendent Daniel P. Losquadro has announced that the Holtsville Ecology Site Animal Preserve will re-open to the public Saturday, May 1. Read more from OnSachem News.
- Suffolk Police issue 'Silver Alert' for missing Holbrook man
- No power for up to 14 days, PSEG-LI warns ahead of Henri's landfall
- 'Hurricane Warning' as Henri eyes Suffolk for direct hit
- Boy, 7, dies following Lake Grove crash
- Three mosquito samples in Farmingville and Holtville test positive for West Nile Virus
- Cuomo begins moving from Executive Mansion as his attorney continues to criticize accusers
- Hochul: 'I believe we'll need mask mandates' in New York schools
- Cuomo to resign as New York governor, Kathy Hochul to become state's first woman governor
- Two motorcyclists seriously injured in Ronkonkoma crash
- Crash kills motorcyclist in Holtsville: Police