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Local hospitals assure the community protocols are in place and encourage res- idents to practice good health measures like washing their hands. Long Island Community Hospital, East …
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MASTIC-SHIRLEY

'Inaction has emboldened them'

A man with health issues is surrounded by teens on pedal bikes and knocked down at the Stop & Shop in Shirley. He has trouble getting up and his wallet is taken. Teens on bikes enter The Home …
NEW YORK

Jones Beach opens first drive-through test site

Long Island’s first drive-through coronavirus test site opened earlier this week at Jones Beach State Park. The sites allow qualified professionals to swab people who suspect they have the …
LONG ISLAND

PSEG LI suspending shut-offs for residential customers

PSEG Long Island announced today that they provider would be suspending shut-offs for residential customers amid the coronavirus spread. The company released the following statement …
MASTIC & SHIRLEY

Local writer Joel Mowdy empowers East End characters

Being inspired by your hometown is a blessing and curse: You ultimately are writing what you know, but you are also critical of what you love. Such is the case with Joel Mowdy, who lives a …
School news
WILLIAM FLOYD SCHOOLS

Floyd cancels evening activities to "deep clean" facilities

The William Foyd School District announced Monday that it would cancel evening (post-6 p.m.) activities to increase custodial staff measures to clean school facilities in response to the COVID-19 …
WILLIAM FLOYD SCHOOLS

Female students thrive in male-heavy CTE programs at William Floyd

Female students enroll, thrive in typically male CTE programs at William Floyd High School BY NICOLE FUENTES They’re not enrolled in cosmetology or medical assisting: These Career and …
WILLIAM FLOYD SCHOOLS

Floyd senior wins regional science competition

Kyle La Spisa, a William Floyd High School senior, received first place in the environmental sciences division at the Long Island Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (JSHS) 2020 Regional Finals …
Suffolk County news
SUFFOLK COUNTY

Parents share how they educate children on coronavirus

We asked parents from Bay Shore to Bellport how they were coping with teaching their kids about the coronavirus, mitigating their risk for contraction, and what the next steps were in terms of …
SUFFOLK COUNTY

How local schools are responding to coronavirus

Earlier this week, Long Island saw its first school closure at Shoreham-Wading River amid the coronavirus outbreak. As of Monday, Suffolk County executive Steve Bellone assured that the …
SUFFOLK COUNTY

County exec on virus: “No reason to panic”

Suffolk County confirmed six cases of the novel coronavirus, five of which were people being hospitalized in isolation. As of Wednesday, the county had 72 people in precautionary quarantine, …
Brookhaven Town

In response to concerns over the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Brookhaven Town continues to closely monitor the guidance provided by the CDC, New York State Department of Health and Suffolk …

The New York State Department of Transportation recently announced that motorists should expect lane and ramp closures at the Long Island Expressway (Interstate 495) and William Floyd Parkway …
Recently Supervisor Ed Romaine was at the Brookhaven Town Animal Shelter and Adoption Center to accept a donation of $800 from 10-year-old Isabelle Grucci-Peterson. The money was collected by …
The Town of Brookhaven recently approved a resolution to purchase more than 22 acres spread over 106 parcels of land in Mastic Beach for open space. Much of the space is wetlands that are …
Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine was sworn in for his fourth full term last Monday, this time for four years. He laid out his goals for 2020 after taking the oath of office. “2020 is …