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Suffolk Reaches 2,000th Covid Death

Pictured Above: Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone in an April 7 CNN segment on how quickly the county saw its Covid death toll rise. Suffolk County hit a grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, when the county reported its two-thousandth death from the virus. The county had been hovering just short of 2,000 deaths for weeks, with long stretches of time in which no one here has died
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone urged residents to wear face masks.
Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus Update (July 14): New Cases Spike in Suffolk

Suffolk County reported a spike in new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, with more than 100 people testing positive for the disease in the prior 24 hours for the first time since May 31. County Executive Steve Bellone reported Tuesday that 102 people had tested positive in the prior 24 hours. On Monday, the county had reported 84 new cases, after several weeks in which the average number of new cases
Taking a walk is one of the most vital things you can do to cope with stress and isolation.
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Covid On Your Mind? Don’t Wait to Get Help

Pictured Above: Taking a walk is one of the most vital things you can do to cope with stress and isolation. Most trauma-inducing experiences are not as complex as a pandemic.  Being in a car crash can prompt survivors to be averse to automobiles. Survivors of violence — whether it be war or domestic and child abuse — often find themselves startled by loud noises or sudden movements for the rest
Downtown Greenport Memorial Day Weekend
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Coronavirus Update (June 4): Outdoor Seating to Open in Phase 2; Suffolk’s Financial Emergency

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that outdoor dining at restaurants will be permitted in Phase 2 of reopening the economy after the Covid-19 pandemic, which for Long Island will likely be on June 11, which is next Thursday. "Outdoor tables must be spaced six feet apart, all staff must wear face coverings and customers must also wear face coverings when not seated," according to the governor's office. "COVID-19 is still
Sylvan Sunset, Flanders
Morning Bulletin

This Morning’s Bulletin — 6.4.20

Good Morning! • Today will be mostly sunny, with a high temperature near 80 degrees and a west wind 6 to 8 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 63. There's a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Friday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 77. There's a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday, with mostly cloudy skies and
Editorial Opinion

Editorial: About the Mask

So we were down in Greenport during a brief spate of sun over Memorial Day Weekend, and the village was pretty jam packed. Not quite as packed as your average holiday weekend, but certainly more so than it has been in months. It seemed that pretty much everyone was wearing a mask, although many people were wearing them down around their necks, and people who were eating ice cream were
Greenport Village did a trial run of potential future parking restrictions the last weekend in May, designed to encourage social distancing.
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Coronavirus Updates (May 30): Expanding Reopening Capabilities; Bay Beach Scene Gets Ugly

Pictured Above: Greenport Village did a trial run of potential future parking restrictions the last weekend in May, designed to encourage social distancing. As New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Friday that the state may fast track the timeline for some businesses to reopen, local governments in Riverhead and Greenport are working on innovative solutions to allow more open-air space for businesses this summer. Meanwhile, chaotic scenes at bay beaches
Rugosa Season
Morning Bulletin

This Morning’s Bulletin — 5.29.20

Good Morning! • We're expecting a 40 percent chance of showers today, with patchy fog before 11 a.m., mostly cloudy skies and a high near 72 degrees, with a south wind 10 to 13 miles per hour. There's a 50 percent chance of showers overnight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 62. There's also a 50 percent chance of showers Saturday, with skies clearing throughout the day and
Downtown Greenport Memorial Day Weekend
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Coronavirus Updates (May 27): Long Island Reopening Begins

Long Island's economy will begin to rev up again today, after a nearly two-and -a-half month long shutdown to stop the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. "This is a real milestone for us. We have been through a lot," said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on Tuesday. "These have been incredibly trying times that have been devastating in so many ways." Construction work is slated to begin today, along with
Downtown Greenport during a brief spate of sunshine on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend.
Business Community Government

Can Greenport Hold Fast?

Pictured Above: Downtown Greenport during a brief spate of sunshine on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. Nearly every business in downtown Greenport, whether it is open or closed, currently has emblazoned somewhere on its façade the words “Hold Fast, Stay True Greenport NY.”  It’s an old nautical phrase that many sailors have tattooed on their knuckles, to remind them they can conquer any storm with steady resolve and sights
Saturday at the Shelter Island 10K
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Coronavirus Updates (May 22): Cuomo Says Long Island Could Reopen Next Week

Pictured Above: At the start of a past Shelter Island 10K Cuomo: Long Island Could Begin Reopening Next Week As Long Island awaits a 14-day decline in Covid-19 deaths, the last New York State metric that must be met in order for a region to reopen its economy, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said in his Friday morning briefing that the island could begin to reopen its economy next week.