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Local officials to county and state: Make sure East End gets its fair share of COVID vaccines

The vaccine distribution system on the East End, with the new, expanded eligibility categories, is virtually non-existent, the East End's state lawmakers, town supervisors and village mayors wrote in a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and County Executive Steve Bellone.

Civic group reps complain of exclusion from comprehensive plan advisory committee

An comprehensive plan update advisory committee announced last week by the town supervisor does not reflect a cross-section of the community, civic group representatives say.

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Zeldin, in impeachment debate, decries partisan ‘double standards,’ thanks Trump

by | Jan 13, 7:41 pm
Rep. Lee Zeldin argued that the attack on the Capitol last week was "pre-planned" and not the result of the President's speech. He praised the President for doing "a lot to make America greater than ever."

Take Five ticket worth $22,434 sold in Riverhead

A “Take Five” lottery ticket worth more than $22,000 for last night’s drawing was sold at the Stop & Shop on Route 58 in Riverhead, the New York Lottery announced this morning.

Cops: Man slashed multiple tires on at least 10 parked vehicles downtown

A Riverhead man was arrested on criminal mischief charges yesterday after slashing tires on at least 10 different vehicles parked on downtown streets, Riverhead Town Police said in a press release last night.

Cuomo: New York’s hospital capacity is ‘balancing on the head of a pin’

As COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York approach 9,000 patients, Gov. Andrew Cuomo yesterday warned that the state’s “number one risk” is “the collapse of the hospital system.”

Suffolk County Water Authority to Navy: We’re ‘ready, willing and able’ to serve homes south of former Grumman site affected by...

The head of the Suffolk County Water Authority wrote to the Secretary of the Navy today offering to provide public water to the homes in Manorville and Calverton south of the former Grumman site, where toxic chemical contaminants have been detected in private residential wells.

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Sports, music and high school clubs will return to Riverhead in...

The Riverhead Board of Education voted unanimously tonight to fund spring interscholastic sports, music and high school clubs. The cost of the reinstated programs will be paid out of the 2020-2021 budget line for health insurance expenses, after health insurance costs proved to be lower than the amount budgeted.

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,

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