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Private Golf Clubs Get the Green Light

Private golf clubs, while still deemed nonessential, have been allowed to reopen to their members, the governor said, with restrictions.

Apr 20, 2020
Taking the Ferry? You’ll Need a Mask There, Too

The ferries connecting the South and North Forks with Shelter Island now require that all customers wear a mask or facial covering, even inside their cars.

Apr 20, 2020
Covid-19 Fatalities in Suffolk Rose by 19 Percent in Three Days

On Sunday afternoon, County Executive Steve Bellone reported receiving word of 132 more deaths, bringing the county's total to 825.

Apr 19, 2020
Covid-19 Hospitalizations May Be Plateauing in Suffolk

Confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Suffolk County jumped by more than 1,200 to 26,702, but hospitalizations in the county have been down for the past three days, indicating a possible plateau.

Apr 18, 2020
Southampton Builder Leads Effort to Make 10,000 P.P.E. Gowns

A team of more than 100 people have been rushing to provide medical workers with 10,000 isolation gowns, which have been in high demand and short supply as the Covid-19 pandemic rages.

Apr 18, 2020
Zeldin Named to Task Force on Reopening Economy

The task force's mission is to "work together with the White House to chart the path forward toward a future of unparalleled American prosperity," amid an economic contraction that has seen 22 million new claims for unemployment insurance in the past four weeks.

Apr 17, 2020
Shutdowns Extended Through May 15

On Thursday, as confirmed cases of Covid-19 neared 222,300 and deaths across the state climbed above 12,000, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo extended the New York State on PAUSE executive order to May 15. Schools and nonessential businesses will remain closed and social distancing restrictions will remain in place.

Apr 17, 2020
Coping: A Therapeutical Smorgasbord

Suzanne Kirby’s health care practice offers chiropractic and homeopathic medicine; muscle, exercise, and bio-magnetic therapy; noninvasive acupuncture and auriculotherapy; nutritional assessment, kinesiology, and laser therapy.

Apr 16, 2020
Distance Makes the Learning Harder

Chef Jill Hamill has quite the following on YouTube lately. In just a few days, a handful of her cooking videos have racked up hundreds of views and subscribers.

Apr 16, 2020
Vigilance Behind Bars

When the country’s first cases were diagnosed in Washington State, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office began working on a plan. Suffolk’s first case was diagnosed on March 8, and his office was able to implement protective measures by the next day.     

Apr 16, 2020
Predict High Season for Ticks

With consistently warmer weather on the way, and already here on some days, and people out and about enjoying that weather, one particular pest has the potential to cause havoc: ticks.     

Apr 16, 2020
Pandemic Portraits With a Purpose

Diana Balnis, a family portrait photographer, found a way to turn a time when she is not allowed to work as she usually does into a time to use her work as a way to do good.     

Apr 16, 2020