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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 …

Amid the second wave of the pandemic, with Suffolk County witnessing double-digit positivity rates, Legis. Rudy Sunderman said with no doubt that the health and safety of the county constituency is …

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 …

Before Santa Claus delivered gifts across the world, he made a special delivery to one 6-year-old boy from Shirley on Dec. 23. Joshua [last name withheld by request], who was diagnosed with …

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 …

Businesses on Montauk Highway within the the Mastics and Shirley Chamber of Commerce’s relevant area have been solicited to participate in the first annual Light Pole Decorating Contest, …

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 …

Suffolk County executive Steve Bellone announced, on Dec. 11, the launch of Suffolk BACKSTOP — a new COVID-19 rental and small business assistance program for County residents and business …

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 …

The quantity of unlivable, vacant homes in Suffolk County has significantly increased over the past 15 years. The Suffolk County Legislature passed a bill last month to take a closer look at the …

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 Tuesday before Thanksgiving, a vessel appeared just offshore at Smith Point County Park. Reports from recent weeks indicated that a transmission cable from an offshore wind farm east of …

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 …

To be the light in the darkness—that was Kings Kids Christian Outreach ministry leader P.J. Balzer and his wife Catherine Gutierrez’s goal as they hand-delivered 100 turkeys to individual …

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