West Islip juniors conduct advanced experiments on IB DNA Day

On March 9, West Islip High School juniors enrolled in the school’s International Baccalaureate Biology program participated in IB DNA Day, using technology that would not normally be available in a high school setting. Guided by New York State Master Teacher Brian Haldenwang, the students carried out a full day of advanced biotechnology experiments that included PCR of GMO genes […]

Helping keep local businesses stay in business as shelter-in-place order is extended

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the “New York on Pause” Executive Order March 20 to combat the coronavirus pandemic in New York State, it put many small businesses in a tight spot: they understood the necessity of the order to ensure public health but left them wondering how they would pay their bills now that they were either forced to […]

Governor Cuomo, Main Street needs a hand from Albany

Covid-19 has completely changed the way we all live. But along with worrying about keeping themselves and their families healthy, thousands of small business owners across New York state are losing sleep over how to keep this virus from killing the businesses they have worked so hard to build. At the same time, lawmakers in Albany are trying to craft […]

No Easter for America?


Because of Covid-19 many churches will not be in their sanctuaries for Easter, April 12, 2020. Easter Sunday can fall on any date between March 22 and April 25. The dates change because Easter happens on the Sunday following the Paschal Full Moon. The word Paschal means “Passover” in Greek, which is a transliteration of the Hebrew word pesach. The […]


Obey the rules and help heal America

While it is disappointing for many people to see the cancellation of events like long-anticipated graduation ceremonies, weddings and cruises, the practice of social distancing is an effort to contain the spread the dangerous and deadly COVID-19 virus, These cancellations help stop or slow down the spread of disease allowing the health care system to more readily care for patients […]

Lindenhurst sanitation worker killed on the job

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash during which a sanitation worker fell off the rear of and was struck by the truck he was riding on in Lindenhurst Wed., April 1. Police said Jonathan Kehoe was riding on the back of a sanitation truck, collecting garbage for the Village of Lindenhurst, when he fell […]

Two people shot as they sat in car in West Babylon

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a shooting that injured two people in West Babylon on Wed., April 1. Police said a 911 caller reported hearing shots fired on Kellum Street at 9:26 p.m. When police officers arrived on the scene, they found a man in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle and a woman in the […]

Babylon Animal Shelter public message for COVID-19

Babylon Animal Shelter has entered a modified phase 2 COVID-19 plan. They are asking the public to understand that the shelter is operating with a small staff and the animals would be at great risk should the staff be unable to come into work. Therefore Dr. Trigger is asking just a few things. 1. Do NOT bring any Donations. 2. […]

S.C. Legislator Jason Richberg appointed to serve as chair of the Budget and Finance Committee

Newly-elected Suffolk County Legislator Jason Richberg has been appointed by Presiding Officer Robert Calarco to serve as Chair of the legislature’s Budget and Finance Committee, which reviews and considers legislative proposals affecting the budgetary process for the more than $3-billion county budget. Additionally, Richberg will serve on four other legislative committees: Government Operations, Personnel, Information Technology and Diversity, as Vice […]