HOLTSVILLE, NY — An entire class of students at Chippewa Elementary School in Holtsville must self-quarantine at home for two weeks after one of their classmates tested positive for COVID-19.
NORTH PATCHOGUE, NY, AND SAYVILLE, NY — A 29-year-old man from Sayville has died from the serious injuries he sustained when struck by an unlicensed driver on Saturday, according to Suffolk County Police. On Sunday evening, police identified the victim and announced his death.
HOLTSVILLE, NY — A student at Chippewa Elementary School in Holtsville has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Sachem Central School District.
HOLBROOK, NY — Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a single-vehicle crash that killed a Selden man in Holbrook on Friday afternoon.
MEDFORD, NY, and PATCHOGUE, NY — An observant employee led to the arrest of an East Patchogue Man for multiple alleged burglaries targeting car dealerships along Route 112 – also known as Medford Avenue – in Patchogue since August, Suffolk County Police announced. Baron Honda, Nissan 112, and Stevens Ford were targeted, police alleged.
NORTH PATCHOGUE, NY — An unlicensed driver attempting to make a turn crashed into and seriously injured an oncoming motorcyclist, according to the Suffolk County Police.
SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY — Six states have been dropped from New York's self-quarantine mandate for travelers, but Puerto Rico has been added, bringing the total to 30 states and territories.
RONKONKOMA, NY — As New York Governor Andrew Cuomo dropped several states from the New York State travel advisory this week, the Town of Islip announced there are now quarantine-free flight routes to several parts of the U.S. from Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) in Ronkonkoma.
SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday the infection rate in New York State dropped below one percent again, now down to 0.87 percent. However, the infection rate on Long Island has climbed to 1.3 percent.
HOLTSVILLE, NY — The Holtsville Ecology Site and Animal Preserve will re-open to the public on Monday, Sept. 28, Town of Brookhaven officials announced on Tuesday.
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DIX HILLS, NY, & MELVILLE, NY — The Suffolk County SPCA announced Saturday that the reward has grown to $3,000 to find, arrest, and convict the person or persons responsible for throwing a live kitten from a speeding car on the Northern State Parkway. The increase comes as the New York State Humane Association pledged $1,000.
WASHINGTON — Law enforcement officials say an envelope sent to President Donald Trump tested positive this week for the poisonous substance ricin.
(The Center Square) – In the aftermath of the death Friday of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made clear that they will be moving quickly to fill the vacancy.
(The Center Square) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the leading progressive on the nation's highest court, died Friday due to complications from pancreatic cancer. She was 87.
NESCONSET, NY — Four additional mosquito samples, including one in nearby Nesconset, have tested positive for West Nile virus in Suffolk County, health officials announced.
DIX HILLS, NY, & MELVILLE, NY — A live kitten was tossed from a speeding vehicle on the Northern State Parkway, and now a $2,000 reward is offered to hold the person responsible for animal cruelty.
MEDFORD, NY — Suffolk County Police issued a Silver Alert mid-afternoon Friday for a missing Medford woman. According to police, the woman suffers from Schizophrenia and may be in need of medical attention. Her vehicle was last seen in Brooklyn, police said.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Commerce Department plans to restrict TikTok and WeChat downloads as the Trump administration's executive orders against the two apps are set to take effect. CNN's Selina Wang reports.
(The Center Square) – The state of New York's Department of Financial Services has filed charges against Johnson & Johnson, claiming the drugmaker committed insurance fraud by mischaracterizing its opioid products.
HOLBROOK, NY — Registration is underway for the annual Holbrook Community Cleanup. Suffolk County Legislator Anthony Piccirillo and the Holbrook Chamber of Commerce will host the cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
OAKDALE, NY — The Suffolk County SPCA announced Thursday the arrest of an Oakdale woman for alleged animal cruelty. According to SPCA Chief Roy Gross, four live dogs, one live cat, and four dead dogs were found in the Oakdale residence.
(The Center Square) – An additional 860,000 workers filed new claims for unemployment last week, down 33,000 from the prior week as the overall unemployment rate continues to fall.
(The Center Square) – President Donald Trump touted progress on the development of COVID-19 vaccines and a distribution plan released Wednesday that an advisor said could make hundreds of millions of doses available by the end of the March.
(The Center Square) – Three Republican state lawmakers from New York announced on Wednesday the creation of a petition campaign that calls on their Democratic colleagues to push legislation that would create an independent investigation behind the COVID-19-related nursing home deaths across the state.
(The Center Square) – Democrats in the New York state Senate want to update the state’s antitrust laws, in particular to address issues related to the tech economy. However, while some in the business community understand the need for changes, they fear the legislation could create some unintended consequences.
(The Center Square) – As companies continue in remote work mode and hold off leasing or buying New York work space, some economic analysts estimate it could be three to five years before the city regains its financial footing.
HAUPPAUGE, NY — Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced on Monday that the Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center will host three virtual employment events this week to assist residents in their job searches.
HOLTSVILLE, NY — Another mosquito sample from Holtsville has tested positive for West Nile virus. The sample was among six positives from the most-recently announced tests for the virus from across Suffolk County, health officials announced late Monday afternoon.
(The Center Square) – Despite Gov. Andrew Cuomo withholding 20 percent of state aid allocations to public schools, New York's education spending per pupil would still be “the highest per-pupil expenditure in the world” if the state were a country, the Empire Center says.
HOLBROOK, NY — As the nation remembered the 19th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks and the 2,977 people killed that day, Suffolk County moved to make it an official day of mourning.
FARMINGVILLE, NY — Attention Sachem parents! With the COVID-19 pandemic posing new challenges as students return to school, the Town of Brookhaven Youth Bureau will lead a new program called "Straight Outta Quaran-Teen” for students from 12 to 16 years old. Registration is underway.
FARMINGVILLE, NY — Earlier this year, when a fire broke out on Hetty’s Path in Farmingville, the volunteers from the Farmingville Fire Department encountered a problem. There was no hydrant close enough to the location in distress.
FARMINGVILLE, NY — The Town of Brookhaven held a memorial service outside Town Hall in Farmingville to mark the 19th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
TOWN OF ISLIP, NY — The Town of Islip will livestream this year’s 9/11 Memorial Ceremony beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11. The service will mark the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
RONKONKOMA, NY — The Lakeland Fire Department in Ronkonkoma will host its annual Sept. 11 memorial service as the community marks the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
HOLBROOK, NY — If your vehicle is at risk of being booted and towed in Suffolk County, you’ll now have an easier time keeping your wheels moving.
RONKONKOMA, NY — Following the torrential rainfall and runoff on Thursday, 64 beaches now have an advisory against bathing. Closest to the Sachem area, the 64 beaches include Ronkonkoma Beach in Ronkonkoma, Bayport Beach in Bayport, Corey Beach in Blue Point, Sayville Marina Park Beach in Sayville, and West Oaks Recreation Club Beach in West Sayville.
With a June jobless rate of 15.7 percent and a five-year annualized employment growth rate of negative 2.7 percent, the New York economy finished second worst in a new ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St.