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 …

Suffolk Reports 17 More Covid-19 Deaths

Suffolk County reported 17 more Covid-19 deaths, the highest in New York State, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Saturday. Statewide, there were 128 new Covid-19 deaths. “We have the vaccine, and that is good news, but it will be months before we’ve reached critical mass, Read More …

Cuomo Says Funds Needed to Carry Out Vaccine Distribution

.Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo  issued a letter Saturday to President Donald Trump,  calling on him to use his influence and force Congress to ensure the next COVID-19 stimulus package includes  financial relief for American families, states and localities. “If the president does not step in Read More …

Cuomo Warns of Rising Hospitalization Rates

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo warned Monday that Covid-19 hospitalizations could double in a month if the current rate of spread  continues.   Total COVID hospitalizations rose to 5,712, with 1,040 patients in ICU, up 31 from Saturday. Of them, 572 are intubated.  Another  83 New Read More …

Huntington Voters Went for Biden Over Trump

Huntington voters chose former Vice President Joe Biden over President Donald Trump by 11,000 votes, according to final numbers released this week. The final count put the race at 63,448 votes for Biden to 52,399 for Trump. Suffolk County gave Trump the edge, however, by Read More …

Op Ed: Suffolk Ballot Will Look Different

  There will likely be a new ballot line landscape in Suffolk County and the rest of New York State as a result of last month’s election: the elimination of several minor parties that have for many years all but automatically gained ballot presence. There Read More …

Suffolk Covid-19 Infection Rate Tops 5%, With 3 More Deaths

Suffolk County reported Wednesday that 966 new Covid-19 infections had been recorded the day before, along with three more deaths. The newest figures bring the total infections in Suffolk to 62,647 since the epidemic began. Nassau stands at 61,988 total, including 826 found Tuesday. Suffolk Read More …

County Cites Bacteria, Advises Against Bathing at Several Beaches

Suffolk County advised against bathing Tuesday at several beaches Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 57 beaches. The advisory is based on the potential that the presence of bacteria at levels that exceed New York State standards will Read More …

Veterans Invited to Services Day

All veterans are invited to Veterans Services Day, sponsored by American Legion Post 1244 and the Huntington Opportunity Resource Center. Scheduled for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Walt Whitman High School, the event will connect veterans with service providers, human resource representatives and other not-for-profit organizations, Read More …

History-Making Stewart-Cousins Endorses Bellone

Incoming state Senate majority leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins headlined Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s re-election fundraiser Wednesday and announced that she will be endorsing him during his 2019 campaign. Held at Coindre Hall, the $250-a-head cocktail hour (with VIP prices reaching $25,000), was filled with over Read More …

Suffolk County Offers Training for Arts Grants

Suffolk County is offering free workshops for writing arts grants. All applications and guidelines are available on the www.suffolkartsandfilm.com website. The county recommends that all prospective applicants attend the free grant writing workshop to learn more information about the grant programs and application process. Workshop attendance will Read More …

‘Downtown Experience’ Forum July 12 at Cinema Arts

A panel of experts will discuss revitalizing downtown areas at a forum July 12 at Cinema Arts Center. The Suffolk County Alliance of Chambers is sponsoring the Suffolk County Economic Development & Planning Office of Film and Cultural Affairs program, “Creating the Downtown Experience.” Panelists include Patchogue Read More …

Bacteria Closes 4 Huntington Beaches

The Suffolk County Department of Health  said Friday that four beaches in Huntington are closed to bathing because of high bacteria levels. Knollwood Beach Association, Fleets Cove Beach, Huntington Beach Community Association and Centerport  Yacht Club beaches are all closed. In addition, Valley Grove Beach Read More …