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New COVID-19 cases on Long Island exceed 800, state data shows

Suffolk County News - Sat, 10/16/2021 - 00:09
Nassau County logged 286 new daily cases in test results from Thursday, while Suffolk had 534. Long Island has been in that general range of new cases for weeks following the delta variant surge that started in mid-July.

Riverhead rally planned to push Washington to prioritize path to citizenship

Suffolk County News - Fri, 10/15/2021 - 23:50
Local organizers want Congress to enact immigration reform immediately by keeping provisions in the pending budget reconciliation bill that will benefit farmworkers, essential workers and DACA and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients.

Suffolk health commissioner: Fourth West Nile virus case in county

Suffolk County News - Fri, 10/15/2021 - 23:22
The individual, who was not hospitalized and has recovered, is over the age of 50 and from the Town of Huntington, said Dr. Gregson Pigott in a news release. 

Judge denies Spota, McPartland's bail request during appeal

Suffolk County News - Fri, 10/15/2021 - 22:31
The judge ordered former Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota and an ex-aide of his to surrender to prison officials in December after denying their motion to stay free on bail while appealing their corruption convictions.

Invasive red seaweed spreading "everywhere," LI researchers say

Suffolk County News - Fri, 10/15/2021 - 21:34
A report by an environmental group found mixed results for the health of the Great South Bay.

Man stabbed to death in Bay Shore street fight, Suffolk police say

Suffolk County News - Fri, 10/15/2021 - 17:28
Anthony Gilbert, a 24-year-old Bay Shore man, was declared dead at the scene on Walbridge Avenue, police said

Scott Carroll, known as the 'South Shore rapist' in the 1980s, dies in prison

Suffolk County News - Fri, 10/15/2021 - 16:34
Retired Suffolk Det. Bob Doyle described Carroll as the most dangerous criminal in the history of Suffolk County.

Boomer Esiason and Gregg Giannotti chime in on Sayville field controversy on WFAN morning show

Suffolk County News - Fri, 10/15/2021 - 14:12
WFAN morning show hosts talk on air about the turf vs. grass situation for Sayville's homecoming game against East Islip.

Telehealth visits down, but concept here to stay, health care officials predict

Suffolk County News - Fri, 10/15/2021 - 13:01
The sharp rise in video and phone medical visits at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 has subsided, but telehealth appointments remain far more common than they were before the pandemic, health care system officials say.

The beer taps at Hampton Bays' Boardy Barn could be gone for good

Suffolk County News - Fri, 10/15/2021 - 10:08
The legendary Hamptons summer watering hole is up for sale, with no word on its future, and there are worries about a ripple effect that could hurt nearby businesses.

Nine more people die of COVID-19 as Long Island death tally tops 9,700

Suffolk County News - Thu, 10/14/2021 - 23:39
Six people died in Suffolk County, and three died in Nassau County, according to state data released Thursday. Statewide, a total of 40 people died of coronavirus-related causes.

Officials return to search for Brian Laundrie in Florida reserve

Suffolk County News - Thu, 10/14/2021 - 23:30
Law enforcement returned to the wildlife reserve to search for Laundrie with police dogs trained to find human remains, two days after a Wyoming coroner revealed the missing man's fiancee, Gabby Petito, died by strangulation.

COVID-19 cases in Long Island school districts, according to NY's Report Card system

Suffolk County News - Thu, 10/14/2021 - 21:57
Long Island reported 3,923 lab-verified COVID-19 cases among students — the second-highest number for any region in the state — according to a recent report. See the numbers in your district.
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