Local News for Farmingville, Holbrook, Holtsville, Lake Grove, and Lake Ronkonkoma
LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Stephen Neville, 29, of Lake Ronkonkoma was killed following two separate back-to-back crashes on the Long Island Expressway late Tuesday night, according to Suffolk County Police. Read more from OnSachem News.
(The Center Square) – New York state lawmakers this week passed a bill to extend a moratorium on evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite Republicans issuing concerns that the measure may do more harm than good. Read more from OnSachem News.
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.
(The Center Square) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the most significant easing of COVID-restrictions since the pandemic began. Read more from OnSachem News.
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.
(The Center Square) – The unexpected increase in the New York state population that emerged in the 2020 U.S. Census is casting a shadow of doubt on the accuracy of the final data, experts warn. Read more from OnSachem News.
(The Center Square) – A recent analysis indicates that most taxpayers would not gain from a federal proposal to repeal the cap on state and local tax, also known as SALT, deductions. 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.
(The Center Square) – The record $212 billion budget New York lawmakers passed earlier this month includes an estimated $26.7 billion in revenues from new resources. That’s according to an analysis released Thursday by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. Read more from OnSachem News.
(The Center Square) – The Cuomo administration reportedly held up New York health officials from reporting the true COVID-19 death toll attributable to nursing homes for at least five months. That’s according to a bombshell report published by The New York Times on Wednesday. Read more from OnSachem News.
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.
Stacker explores the 100 top-rated TV shows of all time. The shows with the highest IMDb score are ranked the highest, with #1 being the best TV show of all time, as rated by IMDb users, and with ties broken by the number of votes. Read more from OnSachem News.
SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY — Mandatory COVID-19 testing for high-risk high school sports is no longer required, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced as he detailed updated guidance from the Department of Health Services. 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.
BOHEMIA, NY — The inaugural Long Island Community Autism Celebration will take place Saturday, April 24, in Bohemia. Read more from OnSachem News.
CENTEREACH, NY — A Centereach man is among 12 individuals, several of whom are members of the 18th Street gang, indicted in connection with an alleged drug distribution operation, according to prosecutors and federal investigators. Read more from OnSachem News.
(The Center Square) – All but one of the 10 most tax-friendly states experienced gains in population from 2019 to 2020, according to a new analysis from MoneyGeek, a personal finance technology company located in San Francisco. 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.
(The Center Square) – A bill passed by the New York state lawmakers on Tuesday that seeks to prevent workers from being exposed to airborne diseases is now headed to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but while labor advocates hailed its passage, business groups fear it will harm small businesses across the state. Read more from OnSachem News.
A shooting at a Stop & Shop in West Hempstead, New York, has left one employee dead and two others wounded as Nassau County police are still searching for a "person of interest" who they believe to be the shooter. Read more from OnSachem News.
(The Center Square) – The gloves appear to be coming off in Albany as another investigation into the Cuomo administration is underway. Read more from OnSachem News.
HOLBROOK, NY — Suffolk County Police arrested a high school teacher residing in Holbrook for having an alleged sexual relationship with a student in the Shoreham-Wading River School District. Math teacher Veronica Pezdan, 28, has been charged with rape, police said. Read more from OnSachem News.
BAY SHORE, NY — The man found lying on Sunrise Highway in Bay Shore, who was pronounced dead shortly thereafter, has been identified and may have been struck by a vehicle that left the scene, Suffolk County Police announced. Read more from OnSachem News.
- Lake Ronkonkoma man, 29, killed after FedEx truck hit his crashed car on LIE: Suffolk Police
- New York lawmakers move to once again extend ban on evictions
- Only about 10 percent of New York hospitals get top grade in safety report
- New Yorks joins New Jersey, Connecticut in plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions
- COVID-19 vaccines now at every Rite Aid for online and walk-in appointments
- Dramatic increase in New York's census numbers compared to estimates draws concern from onlookers
- Analysis: Repealing cap on SALT deductions would increase disparities in New York
- Sachem High School East hosts museum walk displaying world cultures
- DiNapoli: New York budget draws on $26.7 billion from new revenue sources
- Report: Cuomo administration ordered health officials not to release nursing home death toll numbers