Although many places of business are temporarily closed, others have different operating hours, and some have bargain prices!
Starting on Monday, Sterling Bank in Ridge will no longer be having any lobby hours; the drive thru WILL be open. The posted drive thru hours are currently M-Thurs, 9am-4pm and Fri 9am-6pm. Call 631-924-4200 to confirm before you head over.
Our MI Post Office is open, except for two midday hours from noon to 2pm, when cleaning takes place.  Access to PO Boxes remains unchanged, M-F, 6am-5:30pm, Sat 6am-3:30pm. Call 631-205-1089 for details. Word has it that Ridge and Yaphank PO’s are open from 12-2, so if you’re out and need to mail something certified, etc, try these locations.
You may have noticed Rt 21 closed southbound from Rt 25 today for construction; this is part of the sidewalk project we talked about at our civic meetings. Local residents do have access, of course, and others are being detoured to Wading River Hollow Rd.
Gas prices have DROPPED! Many are under $2.00 – except of course for Shell and 7Eleven, which are currently the SAME silly price of $2.25.
Stores and pharmacies are doing their best to implement proper social distancing; some have been excellent at limiting number of entrants, creating one way aisles and more.  Make a list and spend as little time as possible shopping for essentials.
Town of Brookhaven Parks and beaches are now closed, as are all golf courses, to eliminate too much congregating.  Houses of worship are doing great jobs of providing online services.
Many local restaurants are open for take out and still need our support.  Below is a list  compiled for inclusion in the Vision LI newsletter.  Please try to support these eateries if you can. Call ahead to place an order and pay by phone or online.
 “We Are Open”   for Takeout in Longwood Country  – Coram/Middle Island/Ridge/Yaphank & more

Coram Diner                       383 RT 25             Coram                   631-451-0487     curbside, DD, UE, GH

Bella Roma                          264 RT 25             Coram                   631-732-3000

La Bistro                               512 RT 25             Coram                   631-696-4467

La Bonita                              1850 RT 112         Coram                   631-320-3959     Fri & Sat only

Matt’s Pizza                        25-09 Gibbs Rd  Coram                   631-473-8423

Bella Maria Pizza               1844 RT 25           Coram                   631-698-4650

Yummy Kitchen                                1671 RT 112         Coram                   631-928-0880

Popei’s Clam Bar              451 RT 25             Coram                   631-696-4029     curbside, DD, UE, GH, online

Taino’s                                  24 RT 25                Coram                   631-846-1649     opens 4pm; Happy Hour all day!

Lombardi’s                          185 RT 25             Middle Island     631-345-3973     open 1-8pm, Wed-Sun

Barnwood Deli                  180 RT 25             Middle Island     631-924-7527

Middle Island Pizza          586 RT 25             Middle Island     631-924-0091     Pizza Kits a specialty!

Mac’s Countryside Deli  61 Halfmile Rd   Middle Island     631-448-8955     closes at 4:30pm

Meltology                           848 RT 25             Middle Island     631-504-6285     curbside, DD, UE, GH, online

Athen’s Greek Diner      837 RT 25             Middle Island     631-775-9888     free delivery, 4 mile radius

Bagels 101                           852 RT 25             Middle Island     631-205-9511     open 6am -2pm

Capio’s                                 1259 RT 25           Middle Island     631-345-5454

Good Wok                          1209 RT 25           Middle Island     631-942-3338

Alfredo’s                             1679 RT 25           Ridge                     631-924-7713

Go Burger                           1699 RT 25           Ridge                     631-252-0008

Misfits Tavern                   800 RT 25             Ridge                     631-775-8733     also accepting PPE donations

Harvest Moon Deli          151 RT 25             Ridge                     631-448-7156     closes  5pm

PizzAmore                         145 RT 25             Ridge                     631-886-3000

Golden Jalapeno              4486 Rt 25            Calverton            631-740-9500

Yaphank Comm Pizza     E Main@Yaphank Ave                    Yaphank               631-924-0269

Yaphank Deli                      229 E Main St     Yaphank               631-775-6464     feeding Veterans Place residents

Carlo’s Pizza                       451 Glen Dr         Shirley                  631-924-8760