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LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Despite the pandemic and school facilities closed for the remainder of the academic year, high school students in Sachem will have in-person graduation ceremonies after all, if government requirements allow. If mandates prevent a ceremony, the district also has a backup plan. Read more

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LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Eight Sachem residents are running for three open seats on the school board during the June 9 election, which will be held by absentee ballot. OnSachem invited all eight candidates to participate in a profile. Seven candidates responded by the publication deadline. OnSachem is pleased to present all the profiles.  Read more


HOLBROOK, NY — One of the key metrics to beginning the first phase of Long Island's economic reopening as early as Wednesday is having enough "contact tracers" hired, trained, and ready to work, according to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Contact tracer training is completed online and the state is actively recruiting. Read more

SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY — Law enforcement officials announced today they have taken down an alleged major drug trafficking ring that—officials allege—used the pandemic as an opportunity to grow their business. In and near the Sachem area, the arrests include individuals in Bohemia, Holbrook, Holtsville, Lake Grove, Lake Ronkonkoma, Ronkonkoma, and Selden. Read more


PATCHOGUE, NY — New York State Senator Monica R. Martinez (D-Brentwood) has been advocating to assist residents who have found themselves in a unique situation, needing to collect unemployment benefits, but owing New York State ‘forfeit days’ due to prior actions or errors. Martinez's 3rd Senate District includes a large portion of the Sachem area.  Read more