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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Counting of Suffolk’s 168,000+ Absentee Ballots to Begin Next Week

Pictured Above: The race between Stony Brook chemist Nancy Goroff and Congressman Lee Zeldin has been among the most-watched local races. Mr. Zeldin has declared victory, but Dr. Goroff has not conceded. The Suffolk County Board of Elections will begin counting the more than 168,000 absentee ballots it has received to date after the Nov. 16 deadline to receive overseas military ballots. Regular absentee ballots postmarked by Election Day were
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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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Suffolk Elections: All Polls to Be Open Nov. 3; NY Sets Up Online Ballot Requests

All of Suffolk County's 338 polling places will be open on Nov. 3, Democratic Suffolk County Elections Commissioner Anita Katz told members of the county's Ways & Means Committee at its Sept. 3 meeting. Also, as of this week, New York voters can now apply for an absentee ballot online, instead of through the mail. Ms. Katz said the portal "is going to revolutionize absentee voting," and added that the