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Local Coronavirus Information - Updated 4/17 at 10:00pm

We continue to update our Coronavirus section on regularly with:
• Daily Local Case Counts (Bellport, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
• Daily Suffolk County Data (Case Counts, Antibody Testing, Hospitalization Info and Fatalities)
• Updates from Gov. Cuomo
• Additional links and information related to COVID-19

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COVID News Links

The Suffolk County Dept. of Health Services has paused dispensing of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at its Vaccination Clinics.

If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, a Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Infusion won’t necessarily be offered to you. You must request it. Here’s where to find a monoclonal antibody treatment infusion center location near you:
Location information 1.
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Answers to the following questions: Covid-19 Clinical Trials, I’ve never had Covid-19, I have Covid-19 now, I had covid-19 in the past, I’m a healthcare professional.


Thos. Cornell Galleries

THOS. CORNELL GALLERIES, LTD. Estate Auction on Sunday, April 25th

On Sunday, April 25th at 11:00am, THOS. CORNELL GALLERIES, LTD. will hold an Estate Auction. The auction will be selling antique and mid-century furniture, decorations and accessories from NYC and LI estates. Previews are available online or by appointment. Click here for more information.



Beach Ball

Save the Date for the 2021 Beach Ball to Benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area

Join the Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area for the return of their Annual "Beach Ball" celebration fundraiser this August 2021! Click here for more information.



Walking Tour

Local Walks and Hikes

The weather is finally getting nicer which means we can spend more time outside! Luckily, we have many suggestions about places to go for a great day in the outdoors! Did you know that there are several audio historical walking tours around Bellport Village and Brookhaven Hamlet? If hiking is more your style, we have a ton of suggestions for walks and hikes around Long Island!



Letters to the Editor

New Letters to the Editor Posted

New letters to the Editor have been posted. Click here for more information.



Gift Bags

Find the Perfect Mother's Day Gifts... On Main Street!

Mother's Day is May 9th. Looking for the perfect gift for Mom? Why not do your Mother's Day shopping "On Main Street!" You’ll find special events, offers, and services from our local merchants who are located on and around Bellport Village's Main Street as well as specific gift ideas that might come in handy. Now more than ever it's so important to "shop local" and support our local businesses! You can find the perfect Mother's Day gifts right here in town without having to drive far or pay for shipping and then waiting for delivery. Click here for more information.


Cafe Castello

Fundraiser for the Kreamer Street PTA at Café Castello Every Saturday in April

Support our local Kreamer Street Elementary school while enjoying delicious food at Café Castello! Visit Café Castello on Saturdays during the month of April, and the Kreamer Street PTA will receive $4 for every $14 you spend at Café Castello! You MUST show this flyer in order for your purchase to qualify! Funds raised will help to provide events and activities for Kreamer Street Elementary students!


Soup Kitchen

Free Hot Meals from The Patchogue Neighbors Soup Kitchens, Inc.

Free, hot meals to-go are available in Patchogue four days a week from The Patchogue Neighbors Soup Kitchens, Inc.

Monday: At St. Paul’s Episcopal, 31 Rider Ave, Patchogue, at 12:00 noon
Tuesday: At St. Joseph the Worker, 510 Narragansett Ave, East Patchogue, at 6:00 pm
Wednesday: At Congregational, 95 East Main Street, Patchogue, at 5:00 pm
Saturday: At St. Francis de Sales, 224 South Ocean Avenue, Patchogue, at 8:00 am

If you have any questions, please contact Sue Kahl at 516-987-9459.


Dr. Abdelaziz

Rave Client Reviews for Dr. Amr Abdelaziz, DDS

Dr. Amr Abdelaziz and his team could tell you why they think they should be your dentist, but they'd rather you hear it from their clients! With offices in both Brookhaven Hamlet and New York City, your teeth are in good hands wherever you live!  Click here for more information.


Riverhead Charter School

The Riverhead Charter School is Now Enrolling for the 2021-2022 School Year

The Riverhead Charter School is a tuition-free public school of choice for grades K-10. They offer a private school environment in a public school setting. Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year is happening now!  Click here for more information.



Designscapes of Long Island Wants to Bring Your Outdoor Living Dreams to Life!

Designscapes of Long Island is actively designing and booking projects for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 season already! If you've been wanting to upgrade your outdoor living, now is the perfect time to start planning. Whether it's a new pool, a putting green, gazebo, BBQ or more, they can help you plan the yard of your dreams!  Click here for more information.



Spruce Up Your Home and Car this Spring with the Help of Local Businesses

Ahhhhh, Spring.... The cold makes way for warmer temperatures and we all thaw out a bit. Spring is also the time of year when we start to think about our lawns and landscaping, as well as the outsides of our homes, not to mention a little "Spring Cleaning" on the inside. Don't forget about a little TLC for your car as well! Are your home and car ready for Spring? If not, there are plenty of terrific, local businesses ready to help you get ready for the season. Give them a call. You'll be glad you did! Click here for more information.


Land for Sale

Eileen Green Realty Posts Land for Sale in East Patchogue

Eileen Green Realty has posted information about land for sale in East Patchogue near the Great South Bay. The owner will sell the land or build-to-suit! Click here for more information.



Full-Service Care for Your Vehicles at MVP Automotive in Bellport Village

MVP Automotive is a full-service, preventative maintenance and auto repair center right here in downtown Bellport Village. Their experienced mechanics have been offering quality service at affordable prices for over 21 years!  Click here for more information.



Peter's on the Green Will Reopen April 1st with New Menus

It’s finally spring and that means Peter’s on the Green, at the Bellport Country Club, is about to reopen for the 2021 season! Peter’s will reopen on Thursday, April 1st and everyone is welcome. You don’t have to be a member of the Golf Club, the Country Club, or a Bellport Village Resident to visit Peter’s. You just have to want a great meal prepared and served by some really great people to enjoy your visit. There will even be some great new items added to the menu this year!  Click here for more information.



SCEF Auction and Party

Save the Date for the South Country Education Foundation's Annual Cocktail Party and Auction this August

With an abundance of optimism, the South Country Education is planning to once again hold its Annual Cocktail Party and Auction in person this summer on August 14th, 2021.  Click here for more information.


Cafe Castello

Have You Checked Out Café Castello Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria?

Café Castello is a family owned and operated restaurant right here in downtown Bellport Village. They take pride in using only the finest and freshest quality ingredients in preparing each and every item on their menu. Their delicious pizza dough is prepared fresh daily and they use only the finest tomatoes and the best herbs and spices when preparing their sauces. All menu items are prepared to order and they serve lunch and dinner. Click here for more information.


Help Wanted

Teachers/Subs Wanted for Private Elementary School in Westhampton

A private elementary school in Westhampton is looking to hire teachers, subs and maternity leave  placements for immediate employment. Click here for more information.


Bellport Home For Sale

Eileen Green Realty Posts Home for Sale in Brookhaven Hamlet

Eileen Green Realty has posted a home for sale in Brookhaven Hamlet. This custom-built, log cabin is tucked away on an acre of land in Brookhaven Hamlet. If you or someone you know is looking for a new home, be sure to check it out!  Click here for more information.


Iron Set

New Classified Ad: Vintage Wrought Iron Garden Patio Set for Sale

A new classified ad has been posted for a vintage, John Salterini-like 7 piece leaf and vine wrought iron garden patio dining set. Click here for more information.



Pay-it-Forward’s “Pay It Forward, Give An Ad” Program

We all know that many small businesses and non-profits are losing revenue, struggling to keep the lights on and even worrying about whether they’ll have to close their doors for good as a result of COVID-19. Small businesses and non-profits make our community vibrant. They make the South Country area, (Bellport, Bellport Village, Brookhaven Hamlet and East Patchogue), a great place to live. If South Country’s local businesses and non-profits don’t succeed, we all suffer.

For a limited time, you can help support our small independent, local businesses and non-profit organizations impacted by COVID-19 in the South Country area, with reader supported advertising on

Enter’s “Pay It Forward” program to support small businesses and non-profits impacted by COVID-19. Click here for more information.


Classified Ads

New Classified Ad: Installation and Repair for Office/Home Networks and Computers

A new classified ad has been posted offering local, professional installation and repair of small office/home office networks, as well as maintenance and repair of computers and associated equipment. Click here for more information.



Craft and Vendor Fair

Vendors Wanted for the Pilot Club of Patchogue's 5th Annual Craft and Vendor Fair

The Pilot Club of Patchogue will hold their 5th Annual Craft and Vendor Fair on Saturday, June 12th from 10:00am-4:00pm at the Old South Haven Presbyterian Church, 329 South Country Road, Brookhaven. Interested vendors can click here for an application. If you have additional questions, contact Kathy at 


COVID Vaccine

A New COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration Portal by Phone

If you know someone who has been having trouble arranging for an appointment for the COVID-19 Vaccination, or doesn’t have access to a computer, here’s something you might try. Click here for more information.



Sprinkler One Welcomes Our Newest Advertiser, Sprinkler One

We're pleased to welcome our newest advertiser, Sprinkler One! Located in Bellport Village, Sprinkler One is a lawn irrigation company that specializes in sprinkler systems and garden irrigation. They can help with drip irrigation installation, garden mist system installation, and hydroseeding, as well as irrigation installation, maintenance and repair. Sprinkler One also offers seasonal services for turning on your irrigation system in the spring, or winterizing your system in the fall. Click here for more information.



New Op-Ed by Cheryl A. Felice: Ashfill Plan Ditched? Does CLOSED Really Mean CLOSED?

 The following Op-Ed was submitted by Cheryl A. Felice regarding Brookhaven Town’s recent rejection of the 59-acre ash fill project located adjacent to the Brookhaven Solid Waste Management Facility (“landfill”). Click here to read the Op-Ed.



New Editorial: Strangers

I’d like you to know how lucky we all are to live here surrounded by absolutely wonderful, anonymous strangers. Click here to read the new Editorial.



COMPASS Unity Winter Newsletter

COMPASS Unity has been Bellport/South Country School District's drug and alcohol prevention coalition since 2009. Their mission is to address and revitalize the negative social and environmental conditions, which expose youth to drug and alcohol use. They strive to help keep the youth of South Country schools and community safe and drug-free! Click here for their latest newsletter.


Help Wanted

Part-Time Nanny Wanted in Bellport

A family in Bellport is looking for a part-time nanny for three to four afternoons per week. Click here for more information. Supporter Still Needs Your Help... Become a Supporter Today!

We've been publishing for over 16 years now and we really appreciate the help and kind words many of you have sent. If you’re already a 2021 Supporter, we can’t thank you enough. If you enjoy and find our publishing information about COVID-19, local community events, local politics, local entertainment, issues vital to our community, and even local bake sales to continue, we'd like you to consider becoming a SupporterClick here for more information.


Order Online

Online Ordering Now Available at Café Castello

Would you like to place an order at Café Castello with you Smart Phone, iPad, or Desktop Computer? Now, you can! Café Castello has added the convenience of “Online” ordering. Just select your favorites from Café Castello’s menu and choose a pick-up time. It’s that easy! Click here for more information.



South Country Library

South Country Library March / April Newsletter

The South Country Library continues to offer many services virtually to our community. Family and youth activities, book discussions, adult educational programming and more! Click here for their latest newsletter and to see what the South Country Library has been up to!


Help Wanted

Help Wanted at THOS. CORNELL GALLERIES, LTD. in Bellport Village

THOS. CORNELL GALLERIES, LTD in Bellport Village is seeking to hire someone with an art history degree or background. Click here for more information.



New Article: The Negative Effects of Not Exercising and Inactivity

An inactive lifestyle leads to a gradual decline in many important markers for cardiovascular health, such as heart disease, hypertension, increased cholesterol, lower HDLs, and decreased efficiency of the muscles absorbing oxygen. These alone should motivate most people to get up off of their chairs, or COUCHES, and get out and be more active! Dr. Gary Welch of Spectrum Physical Therapy has written a very informative article about why it's so important that we all continue to MOVE! Click here for more information.


Help Wanted

Part-Time Job at Bellport United Methodist Church

The Bellport United Methodist Church is looking for a part-time Church Sexton to take care of various maintenance projects on the Church grounds. Click here for more information.



Supportive Services for Veteran Families

The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program provides assistance to Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Suffolk and Nassau counties. Click here for more information about the program.


In-Office or At-Home Outpatient Physical Therapy from Spectrum Physical Therapy

Spectrum Physical Therapy is dedicated to providing you the best in outpatient physical therapy even at times like these. You’ll find that they are courteous, professional, and highly trained. Spectrum can provide hands-on manual therapy along with a specific exercise program based on your injury, pain, impairments, or functional limitations. In addition to their long list of usual therapeutic services, they also offer “Outpatient Physical Therapy” provided at your home. Click here for more information.


Town of Brookhaven

Scholarship Opportunity for High School Seniors

Brookhaven Highway Superintendent Daniel Losquadro invites high school seniors residing within Brookhaven Town to apply for one of two $500 Highway Superintendent’s Association scholarships. Applicants should submit a cover letter and high school transcript, with a 400-word maximum essay about why they plan to pursue a career in engineering. Applications should be submitted to by Friday, February 19, 2021.



The South Country Education Foundation Needs Your Support More Than Ever!

The South Country Education Foundation's summer auction and cocktail party was cancelled but there is much that will carry on in local schools. Hybrid education will continue. Schools have opened. SCEF is there to enhance and enrich the classrooms in this school district in old ways and new. And, we know you are too. Music, art, microloans, portable planetariums, audio-books, programs that connect schools to home, extra supplies to help educators connect with students virtually. All of it. And more. Support the SCEF with a tax deductible donation to stand with them and their goal for a stronger, richer, public education in South Country! Click here for more information.


Food Pantry

"Give or Take" Food Pantry at the South Country Library

The South Country Library now has a "Give or Take" food pantry set up in the library's lobby. If you wish to donate, please leave non-perishable, un-expired items in the collection bin. Residents in need of food may help themselves to the pantry shelf any time. The food pantry will be open 9:30am to 9:00pm on weekdays, and 9:30am to 5:00pm on Saturdays. Click here for more information.


Featured Photo of the Week

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Every week, The Village News features a photo submitted by one of our readers. If you have a photo you'd like us to consider featuring, email it to us. Be sure to sign up for our weekly email blasts to see if your photo has been chosen!



Thank You

The Classifieds Work!

Placing an ad in the Classifieds works! Take a look at two letters we received from readers who had posted Classified Ads:

"Thank you for posting a photo of a beagle and our request for a sitter. We received many calls and found a lovely couple in Bellport Village to care for our beagle Molly. Many thanks and you can now remove the posting under pet sitting." - Mary and Tom

"Once again, with the help of we have been successful in our efforts. This time we placed an ad for help in caring for our garden. Once again made it a successful move. So please discontinue our ad. What would we ever do without you?" Best regards, Elaine

Place your classified ad today! Don't forget- Classified ads are FREE for Supporters!

Click here to submit your own ad.