🌱 Suffolk's COVID Positivity Rate Over 13% + May Music Fest

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Morning, neighbors! It's me again, your host of the Miller Place-Rocky Point Daily.

First, today's weather:

A little rain in the morning. High: 45 Low: 31.

Here are the top four stories in Miller Place-Rocky Point today:

  1. Suffolk County's seven-day coronavirus positivity rate hit 13.6 percent this week, Executive Steve Bellone said on Tuesday. The omicron variant is driving the highest rates since early in the pandemic, triggering long lines at COVID-19 testing sites. (Patch)

  2. Tonight is the first ever Port Jefferson Village SantaCon. From 7 to 10 p.m., the Whiskey Barrel and other bars and restaurants are offering drink specials and giveaways. (Greater Long Island)

  3. The 1990s rock band Spin Doctors will headline a musical lineup including the Crash Test Dummies and The Smithereens at the 2022 May Day Music Festival at Southaven Park in Yaphank on May 14, 2022. (Patch)

  4. The Peconic Sportsman's Club raised $30,000 for breast health groups. The club gave a $10,000 check each to the North Fork Breast Health Coalition, the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition and Lucia’s Angels on Dec. 14. (RiverheadLOCAL)

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Today in Miller Place-Rocky Point:

From my notebook:

  • New York's Attorney General is warning people to look out for price gauging on at-home COVID-19 tests. Letitia James said her office has been receiving complaints as New Yorkers scramble for the tests. (Patch)

  • A Riverhead man was arrested for allegedly driving drunk and crashing his car into a house in Flanders, killing a 36-year-old passenger on Friday. Santiago Monzon-Archila, 40, was charged and the victim was identified as Noe Hernandez-Nunez of Riverside. (Dan's Papers)

  • Miller Place High School student Justin Klein was named Long Island's Wrestler of the Week by the Long Island Wrestling Association. (Facebook)

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Jackie

This article originally appeared on the Miller Place-Rocky Point Patch

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