The easternmost block of Greenport’s Front Street was closed to traffic the weekend of June 20 to allow more outdoor dining.
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Coronavirus Update: Suffolk Provides Rental & Biz Assistance, Testing for First Responders

Pictured Above: Outdoor dining this summer on Greenport's Front Street. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced the launch Friday, Dec. 11 of Suffolk BACKSTOP -- a new Covid-19 rental and small business assistance program for county residents and business owners facing hardships due to the pandemic, along with a Covid testing program for first responders. The economic assistance program – Bringing Assistance for Covid-19 and Kickstarting Support to Operating Professionals
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Covid Testing Ramping Up in Hampton Bays & Riverhead as Governor Cautions of ‘Cluster Zones’

Pictured Above: A sign warns motorists entering downtown Riverhead of the Covid spike. Read our continuing coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic. Update: Nov. 22, 2 p.m. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said parts of Suffolk County will likely become yellow cluster zones later this week. "Unless they drastically change the trajectory rate, they will go into those zones this week," said Mr. Cuomo in his Sunday press briefing Nov. 22. New
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Bellone: Suffolk’s Covid Spike Pushing County Toward Cluster Zone

Update: Nov. 13, 5 p.m. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone reported Friday that the county had averaged 300 new Covid cases per day over the past seven days, with 2.9 percent of the people tested in the prior 24 hours testing positive. He urged the public to stay home this weekend and to limit their plans for Thanksgiving. "This weekend I encourage people, to the maximum extent possible, to avoid
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Covid Update: Cases Linked to Southampton Early Voting Site

Pictured Above: The line to vote on Oct. 25 at the early polling site at the Stony Brook Southampton college gym. | George Cork Maul photo Ten cases of Covid-19 have been tied to the Stony Brook Southampton College early voting site, said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on Wednesday. Six of the people who tested positive were poll workers, said Mr. Bellone, and 48 of the contacts of people
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As Covid Cases Up-End Local School Plans, NY To Unveil School Virus Dashboard

The Riverhead Central School District was the first to open its doors to students last Thursday, Sept. 3, but two days into the school year at the district's Aquebogue Elementary School, some classes have already been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, after two students tested positive for the virus over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Also over the weekend, two employees in the Southold Union Free School District notified the
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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