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New grocery headed for former Best Market site

A Fine Fare supermarket will be opening in the former Best Market store on Route 58. Best Market supermarkets were purchased in 2018 by LiDL, which is opening a Riverhead location the former Toys 'R' Us site later this year.

Riverhead COVID-19 vaccination site opens

Riverhead opened a COVID-19 vaccination site today for seniors age 65 and older. All 1,000 vaccination appointments have been booked. The town is continuing to preregister seniors for the next shipment of vaccine doses, which the supervisor said she expects will be allocated by the state in the next week or two.

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Taxicab compliance check found six of seven cabs in violation of codes

by | Mar 5, 7:06 am
Police issued a total of 11 town code violations for violation of town code provisions requiring operator permits and vehicle permits, according to Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller.

Riverhead Town eyes vacant Kmart building on Route 58 for municipal complex

Riverhead Town officials are considering leasing the vacant 106,000-square-foot former Kmart building on Route 58 for use as a municipal complex. The town would consolidate most departments in one location.

COVID vaccine distribution site for seniors 65+ to open in Riverhead Friday

Riverhead has arranged for 1,000 first-doses of the two-dose Moderna vaccine to be administered to seniors 65 and older at the town's senior center in Aquebogue. Appointments are required. (No walk-ups.)

Three Riverhead CAP high school students join county’s Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Council

The council is composed of 30 members aged 14 to 21 who work on teams to identify and prioritize issues that affect Suffolk County youth.

State to ease restrictions on gatherings, allow entertainment venues to reopen at 33% capacity

“It doesn’t do anything for us,” Suffolk Theater owner Bob Castaldi said in an interview this afternoon. "We need to be at 100% to reopen.” The theater has been closed since last spring.

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Students scientists in action at Riley Avenue Elementary School

The experiments focused on the rock cycle, rock identification, earthquakes, volcanoes and plate tectonics.

100 days of learning celebrated at Riverhead Central School District

Students at Riverhead Central School District elementary schools celebrated their 100th day of learning on Feb. 24. Elementary...

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