Columbus Honored With Wreath, Support for Role in History

Italian Americans and other political and business leaders honored Christopher Columbus Thursday, calling him the founder of America and a cultural icon, as they gathered at his statue on Main Street to help launch the three-day weekend that celebrates his birth. With a banner in Read More …

Update: Lloyd Harbor Cleaning Up After Fierce Storm Blows Through

Cleanup was underway Thursday in Lloyd Harbor from the heavy rain and wind damage left by the remnants of Tropical Storm that socked the area overnight. On Friday, Suffolk, Nassau and 12 other counties in New York were declared eligible for federal emergency disaster funds. Read More …

Suffolk Committee to Work on Drug Settlement Priorities

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced the formation of a  committee Thursday that will set priorities for the funds resulting from a lawsuit settlement with opioid manufacturers and pharmacies. County Legislator Tom Donnelly, D-Huntington Station, was named to the committee, along with: Dr. Gregson Pigott, Read More …

Bellone Boosts EMS Protection Act

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and State Sen. John Brooks were joined by fire, rescue and emergency services professionals Thursday to  support the EMS Protection Act. Volunteer EMS organizations in the state can’t recover costs for services and are forced to recoup their expenses from Read More …

‘Lift Your Spirit, Take Your Shot’ Boosts Covid-19 Vaccination

Residents age 21 and up who get vaccinated at a Suffolk County point of distribution  in May will receive a ticket for a free drink at participating wineries, distilleries or breweries. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone  announced the “Lift Your Spirit, Take Your Shot” initiative,  Read More …

Thousands Gather in Greenlawn to Mourn NYPD Officer

NYPD Officer Anastasios Tsakos was mourned Tuesday by thousands of family, friends, police officers and others who gathered at St. Paraskevi Greek Church to bid him farewell. The East Northport resident was killed last week by a woman later accused of drunken driving, as he Read More …

Op-Ed: LI Democrats on a List of Possible Successors to Cuomo

“A series of revelations…have damaged the New York governor beyond repair,” the headline in The New Republic magazine declared. The article below it started: “Andrew Cuomo is hanging by a thread. He may hold onto his job for another day or another week, or even Read More …

Update: LIRR Service to Return; Slippery Road Conditions Expected

Updated 11:15 p.m Long Island Rail Road service will resume at 4 a.m. Tuesday while above-ground subway trains in New York City will resume an hour later, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said late Monday. The services had been suspended Monday afternoon because of the nor’easter Read More …

High-Risk Scholastic Sports to Return Feb. 1

High-risk scholastic sports, including wrestling, basketball and cheer, will restart Feb.1, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced Monday. The plan will allow about 21,500 students  to participate in their sports.   It was worked out with the Suffolk County School Superintendents Association and Section XI, Read More …

Cuomo, Bellone, Petrone Join in Demand to Oust Trump

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Friday that President Trump should resign, or, if he doesn’t, he should be impeached after a pro-Trump mob invaded the US Capitol Wednesday. A joint session of Congress was reviewing Electoral College votes that chose Joe Biden to succeed him. Read More …

Suffolk Covid-19 Infection Rate Rises to 12.8 Percent

Suffolk County’s Covid-19 infection rate reached 12.8 percent, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said Wednesday. The statewide total of new deaths was 144, with 11 reported in Suffolk County. “To put it simply, today’s COVID-19 numbers are shocking. Not only is this the highest number Read More …

Bellone Says Covid-19 ‘Holiday Spike Is Upon Us’

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said Monday that “the holiday spike that we had warned about is upon us” after new numbers released by the state pushed the infection rate to 9 percent. Of the 114 new Covid deaths, 11 were in Suffolk. “Similar to Read More …

Suffolk Campaign ‘Take Your Shot’ to Promote Covid-19 Vaccine Pledge

Suffolk County announced a campaign Tuesday to encourage residents to take the Covid-19 vaccine when it becomes available. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone  said the campaign, “#Take Your Shot,” will  educate residents on the importance of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, and ask them to commit Read More …