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Wind advisory in effect today

Strong, gusty winds up to 50 MPH and potentially heavy rain are in the forecast for Long Island today, according to the National Weather Service.

Health officials brace for COVID-19 surge they see as inevitable

With colder weather driving people indoors, “COVID fatigue” prompting people to be less cautious in social and business interactions and the virus raging out of control in other parts of the country, Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week said the COVID testing percent-positive rate would likely increase to more than 12% in New York State over the course of the holiday season.

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Man attacked and robbed by three assailants on Railroad Avenue Friday night

by | Nov 28, 5:07 am
A man walking home on Railroad Avenue Friday night was attacked by three men, struck ini the face with a metal baseball bat and robbed of his wallet, containing cash and personal papers. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Riverhead Police Department at (631)727-4500.

Marine sergeant saves a life on his way to the recruiting office

USMC Sgt. Marcus Santana of Flanders came to the rescue of an elderly woman who suffered a medical emergency as she was crossing Flanders Road Tuesday. "That’s how they train us to react to chaos,” Santana said. “You don’t run away from it.”

How COVID-19 changed Black Friday

The COVID-19 pandemic changed almost everything this year and 'Black Friday,' the biggest shopping day of the year, is no exception.

Teens reported missing from group homes

Amiyah Booker, 16, left, and Michelle Lopez, 17, were both reported missing from group homes in Riverhead Wednesday, Riverhead Town Police said.

COVID-19 cancels downtown Riverhead’s Santa parade and holiday bonfire

The cancellation punctuates a year of canceled community events, parades and festivals. Ironically, the 2019 Santa parade and bonfire was the last big community event to be held before the pandemic struck New York in March, soon followed by a statewide lockdown.

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More schools in Riverhead temporarily move to remote-only instruction after 13...

Riverhead High School and Riley Avenue Elementary School will move to remote-only instruction beginning Tuesday, following onsite COVID-19 testing conducted in the school district today,

Riverhead school district completes first day of COVID testing

A COVID testing site in the Riverhead Central School District tested more than 150 people today — all of them negative as of 3:30 this afternoon.

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