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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.

Coronavirus

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.