🌱 Sachem Daily: Christmas Day DWI Death + COVID Rates On LI

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Hello, neighbors! I'm here with a brand-new Sachem Daily.

First, today's weather:

Sun yielding to clouds. High: 37 Low: 33.

Here are the top three stories in Sachem today:

  1. An 18-year-old from Bay Shore was charged with DWI for striking the two pedestrians on Saturday. Luis Trujillo, 67, of Islip was killed and and Veronica Deleon, 47, of Brentwood, was seriously injured. The driver's name was not released. (Subscription: Newsday)

  2. Restaurants in Patchogue joined together on Christmas Day to donate and serve hot multi-course meals to over 500 families in need. It was the 13th year the event was held. (News 12)

  3. Gov. Kathy Hochul's office has reported that Long Island has a COVID-19 positivity rate of 13.05 percent, the highest rate in New York. On Thursday, more than 8,200 new infections were reported in Nassau and Suffolk. (News 12)

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Today in Sachem:

From my notebook:

  • French bulldogs are the most-stolen dog breeds. Two recent publicized cases of French bulldogs being dognapped on Long Island ended with the dogs being recovered but according to statistics only 10 percent of 2 million dogs that are stolen per year in the U.S. are found. (Subscription: Newsday)

  • A family in New Hyde Park found a creative solution for Christmas gatherings during a COVID-19 surge. Crista LaRock of New Hyde Park recorded a video from the family's Christmas Eve dinner table with her sister wrapped in a plastic bubble. (ABC 7 News)

  • Looking for somewhere to take the kids this break? Comsewogue Public Library, at 170 Terryville Road, in Port Jefferson Station will screen Elf on Dec. 27, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation on Dec. 28, It's a Wonderful Life on Dec. 29 and Miracle on 34th Street on Dec. 30. Advance registration is required. (tbrnewsmedia.com)

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