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PATCHOGUE, NY — Only 16 of 149 New York hospitals received an “A” grade from Leapfrog Group’s in their 2021 spring Hospital Safety Grade Report. Near the Sachem area, "A" grades were given to St. Catherine of Siena Hospital in Smithtown and Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson. However, closest to Sachem, Long Island Community Hospital in Patchogue graded a "C." Read more from OnSachem News.

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LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Rite Aid announced on Friday it is now administering the COVID-19 vaccine at every store, with or without an advance appointment. Within Sachem, Rite Aid is located near Kohl’s on Hawkins Avenue in Lake Ronkonkoma. Rite Aid also has stores nearby in Medford, Sayville, Selden, Smithtown, and West Patchogue. Read more from OnSachem News.

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CENTEREACH AND PATCHOGUE, NY — Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini and Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart on Wednesday announced the indictment of a Centereach man for allegedly stabbing and critically injuring a police officer following a motor vehicle crash in which the defendant was driving while impaired by methamphetamine. Read more from OnSachem News.

LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Along the shoreline of Lake Ronkonkoma in celebration of Earth Day, Suffolk County officials announced a $100 million water quality investment to eliminate approximately 7,000 outdated cesspools and septic systems identified by scientists as the primary source of excess nutrients that have fouled local bays, contributing to harmful algae blooms, beach closures, and fish kills. Read more from OnSachem News.