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High demand leads to appointment delays

Suffolk County residents that are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine are expected to face some delays when finding an appointment this month.Community members who fall into Phase 1A and 1B criteria …

As New York State rapidly approaches the milestone of distributing one million COVID-19 vaccines, one question has come to the forefront: “When can I get the vaccine?” In the first …

This year, our annual awards usually titled “Man and Woman of the Year” go to our frontline health care workers. As COVID-19 ravages the world, these men and women risk their lives daily …

As possibly one of the first municipalities on Long Island to bring their residents goat yoga, Patchogue Village Parks and Recreation director Maria Giustizia prides herself on her …

Although positivity rates are rising statewide, Suffolk County’s seven-day rolling average reached double digits this weekend. With the county witnessing a 12.8 percent positivity rate on …

As of Dec. 22, 2020, New York State had received 630,000 vaccine doses, and as of last week approximately 140,000 doses had been administered. The state expects to receive approximately 259,000 …

Out of an abundance of caution, Patchogue-Medford Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donna Jones announced the school would be going full remote the week after the holiday break beginning on Monday, Jan. …

For the sake of public health awareness, Suffolk County executive Steve Bellone confronted the public with a pledge in the form of a social media campaign to #TakeYourShot. “The arrival of …

There are some true advantages to letter writing. Just ask Neil Schlosser, 67, a former Patchogue resident since 2010, now residing at Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Patchogue …

Nicole Damiano came to Patchogue last month looking for furniture with her five children. After getting pizza for some of them, she said that NOLE Cafe on Main Street caught her eye, as two of her …

Claiming a lack of health and safety measures as well as subminimum wages, Quality King employees were recent- ly joined by community organizations and elected officials in a demonstration …

Stony Brook University Hospital and Stony Brook Southampton Hospital havebeen named leaders this year by the National LGBTQ Health Care Equality Index of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Stony …

Suffolk County Legis. Rudy Sunderman recently joined with young Caitlyn Michiels, the founder of the nonprofit organization Caitlyn’s Vision, as she donated 300 sets of light covers to the …

The COVID-19 pandemic poses new challenges to all students as they return to school this fall. With the many new plans in place, fear and anxiety can be overwhelming and lead to strong emotion. …

As PSEG deploys crews to address the thousands of Long Islanders without power, the company released these tips to stay safe among possible damage caused by Tropical Storm Isaias.  Downed …

A local physical therapy provider has pivoted in the time of COVID-19 to offer new services to clients in need of main- taining fitness while gyms are closed. Professional Care Physical Therapy …

Though New York’s COVID-19 cases have dramatically decreased over the past couple of months, hospitals are still fighting the virus head-on. But the reduction in numbers …

Long Island Community Hospital recently celebrated the discharge of their 500th COVID-19 patient with a farewell by hospital administration and staff. Henry Perez, 57, of Mastic, will be left the …

While the COVID-19 pandemic is an event people all over the world are going through, everyone is going through it differently. Some are out of work, some are working from home, and some are …

Three nurses from Stony Brook University Hospital shared their experiences on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 pandemic for the past couple of months. Their stories were shared as part of a …

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