Suffolk Steps Up Cyberprotection Offers After Personal Data Exposure

Suffolk County said Wednesday that it is partnering with a cyber firm to offer identity theft protection resulting from the Sept.8 cyberattack on county computers. Newsday reported Wednesday that as many as 470,000 people who were issued moving violations in Suffolk during the past decade Read More …

Real Estate Industry Struggles With Effects of Suffolk County Cyberattack

Many real estate businesses are struggling to complete deals as a cyberattack on computers three weeks ago continues to disrupt Suffolk County government. Local real estate experts say that the cyber disruption is preventing property closings, blocking the verification of titles and filing of documents. Read More …

‘Personal Information’ Accessed in Suffolk County Cyberattack

Suffolk County is warning residents that “personal information” has been accessed by hackers who attacked the county’s computer system two weeks ago, and is advising people to track their accounts and credit reports. “While the cyber assessment remains ongoing, we believe that the threat actors Read More …

County Says Tech Attack Looks Like Ransomeware Effort

Updated: Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said Tuesday that investigators have found malware in the county computer system with the “hallmarks of ransomeware but have not concluded that it is a ransomware attack.” The county’s system was hit by an attack Thursday, leading to a Read More …

Suffolk to Offer Covid Vaccines to Children Under 5

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said that Department of Health Services will offer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to children ages six months to five years old on Thursday. About 82,000 children in Suffolk County are in the newly eligible age cohort. The American Academy of Read More …

Covid-19 Update: Infections Continue to Climb

Gov. Kathy Hochul reported the following Covid-19 updates on Sunday, as the state recorded a sharp spike in cases, attributed to indoor gatherings and waning immunity, and the omicron variant on top of the delta variant. Test Results Reported – 267,422 Total Positive – 22,478 Percent Positive – 8.41% 7-Day Average Read More …

Omicron Variant Found in Suffolk, New York City

New York State has found five cases of residents infected with the omicron variant of Covid-19, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday night. All five cases have been found in the New York City area, including one in Suffolk involving a woman who recently returned from Read More …

County Acquires Development Rights to Tilden Lane Farm

  Development rights for Tilden Lane Farm in Greenlawn have been acquired by Suffolk County, Huntington Councilman Mark Cuthbertson announced Thursday. The farm has been operating since 1793. That acquistion means that the property will continue to operate as a privately owned farm but nothing Read More …

County Sponsoring Job Fair for Food Service Workers

A  job fair Tuesday will focus on positions in the food, beverage and hospitality industries. The Suffolk County Department of Labor and the Long Island Food Council will host the event at Island Harvest in Melville from 10 am-noon. “Long Island’s food, beverage, and hospitality industry Read More …

Coindre Hall Boathouse Work Leads to Opposition

​The future of the dilapidated boathouse at Coindre Hall has community activists opposing plans and the work that has gone on so far at the Suffolk County park. Environmental Conservation police from the state Department of Environmental Conservation advised the individuals working at the site Read More …

Suffolk County: New Transit Web Page; Transparency on Gifts

Suffolk County launched a new page Thursday for information about the county’s Reimagine Transit Initiative.  County Executive Steve Bellone said the  web page, which will be located on the County’s Connect Long Island  website, will provide general project information and updates, along with opportunities for Read More …

Long Island Tops Covid-19 Infection Rate

Long Island has the highest Covid-19 infection rate in New York State, the governor said Saturday, at 6.41 percent. The statewide number is 4.75 percent. In the Town of Huntington, Huntington Station continues to have the highest infection rate, with 3,343 total cases, or 100.51 Read More …

22 New Covid-19 Deaths Reported in Suffolk County

New Covid-19 deaths rose to 197 statewide, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Thursday, led by Suffolk County with 22. “The holiday COVID hangover is here which is problematic enough, but with the introduction of the U.K. strain and the federal government’s refusal to help contain Read More …