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Plasma donations from local coronavirus survivors could save lives, Long Island hospitals to begin trials

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New York State and Stony Brook Medicine are soliciting patients who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate blood plasma, which will be used to research a potential treatment for current coronavirus patients still battling the illness.

Suffolk reports COVID diagnosis in an inmate at jail in Riverside

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An inmate at the jail in Riverside tested positive for COVID-19 after developing symptoms and being taken to an area hospital last night. Twelve correction officers had already tested positive, the sheriff's office said.

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Risk of severe thunderstorms, damaging winds in Suffolk County through this evening

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Severe thunderstorms and potentially damaging winds could impact Suffolk County and the East End this afternoon and evening.

Online Holy Week services at local churches

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With public gatherings prohibited by the state during the COVID-19 crisis, many churches are livestreaming their Holy Week and Easter Sunday services. Here's a list of online services.

Nonprofit donates over 1,000 Chromebooks to four East End school districts, including Riverhead

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OLA of Eastern Long Island has purchased more than 1,000 Acer Chromebooks for several East End school districts, including Riverhead, to assist...

Tonight begins a very different celebration of Passover

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Passover begins tonight at sundown. But this year, the coronavirus pandemic has caused much upheaval in the observance of the eight-day holiday and its traditions.

One month after first known coronavirus case was reported, Suffolk tops 17,000 — with 323 residents dead

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New cases, new hospitalizations and the death toll from coronavirus infections continue to grow in Suffolk, County Executive Steve Bellone said today. He urged residents to "stay the course" with social distancing measures ro continue to suppress the pandemic outbreak.

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During coronavirus school closures, Riverhead teachers find creative ways to cheer...

Local teachers have staged drive-by “parades,” rallied alumni to record videos on social media and conducted school-wide campaigns to create signs with messages of encouragement for local students stuck at home.

School board elections postponed by governor until ‘at least June 1’

All school board, village board and library board elections scheduled to take place in New York in April or May have been postponed "until at least June 1," under an executive order signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo yesterday.

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