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When, back in October, Gov. Cuomo rolled out his microcluster approach to COVID outbreaks — explaining the policy in an op-ed in these pages — he advertised it as a surgically precise tool, based entirely on data, that would reduce the virus spread by imposing restrictions on businesses and other activities in small geographic areas with rising cases, zeroing in on problems while preventing the need for larger, regional shutdowns. Read more from OnSachem News.

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HOLBROOK, NY, AND ALBANY, NY — New York State Assemblyman Doug Smith (5th District), a Republican from Holbrook, released the following statement on Monday, Nov. 23, regarding COVID-19 lockdowns in New York State. The statement comes as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, announced two new "Yellow Precautionary Zones" in Suffolk County as the positive test rate for COVID-19 increases. Read more from OnSachem News.

Tropical Storm Isaias
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FARMINGVILLE, NY — Just hours after Town of Brookhaven Highway Superintendent Daniel Losquadro told OnSachem he needs double the number of PSEG Long Island crews to work beside town crews during the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias, he joined Town Supervisor Ed Romaine in harshly criticizing the utility's storm response. Read more from OnSachem News.