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Five answers to your questions about leaving the house

Aside from doing the obvious— washing your hands, not touching your face, staying home and cleaning and disinfecting all surfaces in your home, what do we do when we must leave our house to …

The U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting applications for loans for economic injury disaster with interest loans capping at 3.75 percent. Nonprofits are capped at 2.75 …

Considering the executive order initiated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in order to prevent additional spread of coronavirus, the state’s Department of Economic Development compiled a list of …

Currently, the county is working to implement potential temporary hospital spaces including pods located adjacent to the county jail in Yaphank, the Foley Nursing Facility in Yaphank or possibly the Suffolk County Community College campuses. Conversations are continuing.

Sanjey Gupta, M.D., chair of emergency medicine at Southside Hospital, explained that only recently the Rocky Mountain Laboratories found out how long the COVID-19 virus lasted on several common …

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone provided an update of the county’s response to the coronavirus earlier this week. At that time, he disclosed that a member of his team, deputy …

This is a tentative list and will continue to be updated as the situation changes. If you have an addition we should know about, feel free to contact us.   OPEN: Davis Park Ferry Bay …

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 …

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 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, …

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 …

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 …

The 2020 U.S. census will begin soon, and it is already underway in some remote parts of the country. Communities across the U.S. are coming together to get “complete counts” in order to …

Suffolk County officially announced on Tuesday its new Veterans Resource Guide: a compiled document of resources throughout the county for veterans. The guide is available in print and online from …

State Sen. Kenneth LaValle will not seek reelection in 2020, after 44 years in the Legislature. A Republican from Port Jefferson, LaValle is known for his saying: “First district …

Last month, Rep. Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $2,900,950 in Continuum of Care grants to local homeless assistance programs. The …

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Energy named Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton as the site for a new Electron-Ion Collider. The facility will be used to study the relationship …

Thomas Valva had been left in the attached, unheated and unfinished garage overnight with outside temperatures of 19 degrees. He also sustained head and facial injuries that also did not fit the father’s account.

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 …

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