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Bracing for vaccine rollout

As New York State rapidly approaches the milestone of distributing one million COVID-19 vaccines, one question has come to the forefront: “When can I receive the vaccine?” In the first …

Suffolk County residents that are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine are expected to face some delays when finding an appointment this month.Community members who fall into Phase 1A and 1B criteria …

Although positivity rates are rising statewide, Suffolk County’s seven-day rolling average reached double digits this weekend. With the county witnessing a 12.8 percent positivity rate on …

Suffolk County Democratic Committee chairman Rich Schaffer recently celebrated two decades of service in 2020. During his time as chairman, he has seen over 275 candidates elected and more than …

For the sake of public health awareness, Suffolk County executive Steve Bellone confronted the public with a pledge in the form of a social media campaign to #TakeYourShot. “The arrival of …

County Legis. and presiding officer Rob Calarco is hoping that the newly amended county grant assistance program for installing residential Innovative and Alternative Onsite Wastewater Systems …

Currently in the rising action of the virus’ second wave, Suffolk County witnessed its highest positivity rate in a 24-hour period since May on Tuesday, Dec. 15. “While we don’t put too much …

In an effort to diminish or eliminate the presence of certain chemicals in drinking water on Long Island, Suffolk County Water Authority plans to construct an additional 56 wells featuring the …

First responders in Suffolk County now have access to six new, exclusive COVID-19 testing sites throughout the county. The sites – located in Brookhaven and Islip towns, among others – …

The New York Forward Loan Fund is an economic recovery program supporting NYS businesses, nonprofits and small residential landlords as they reopen after COVID-19. Each of the three are directed to …

A mix of snow, sleet and rain is expected to hit Suffolk County Wednesday afternoon for what Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has called a “major winter storm event.” Officials …

As Suffolk County hits an over 5 percent positivity rate in coronavirus cases – a figure that hasn’t been seen since May – officials are urging residents to stay vigilant about …

Community members voted in local fire district elections Dec. 8. The candidate with the highest votes, or highest number of write-in votes, was elected fire commissioner. They will remain in that …

Fire districts across Long Island will hold their annual elections on Tuesday, Dec. 8 Bayport No one filed an official application for the vacant fire commissioner seat. But an election must …

Suffolk County officials and organizations have launched a series of free workshops to help local business owners navigate the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The Pandemic Shift workshops, offered …

The Suffolk County Alliance of Chambers announced the donation of two bicycles to the Suffolk County Police Department in order to better patrol heavily-trafficked areas, particularly downtown areas …

As positivity rates surge, Suffolk County executive Steve Bellone urged residents to remain diligent to prevent school closures. Over the last 10 days, he said, cases in Suffolk County have been …

The 2021 Recommended Operating Budget presented by Suffolk County executive Steve Bellone features significant cuts to various services and positions throughout the county system. The total budget is …

A Garden City-based foundation is requesting local business owners take its survey to better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Long Island’s business and downtown …

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, Suffolk County officials are expected to ramp up their contact tracing efforts. The number of contact tracers, or case investigators in the county has more …

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