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Police respond to shooting in Jamesport

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Police responded to a call about gunshots in the area on Manor Lane just before 8 p.m. At 8:17 p.m. Suffolk County Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services dispatched Jamesport Fire Department rescue to the scene for a gunshot wound.

State lawmakers look to limit governor’s executive authority during emergencies

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Assembly Republicans, including North Fork Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo, have introduced legislation that would limit the governor’ executive authority during states of emergency and allow county executives more power over state of emergency declarations in their counties. Palumbo has also called for a quicker easing of business restrictions.

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Buyer reaffirms its commitment to purchase town’s acreage in Calverton, offers to release second $500,000 down payment

by | May 27, 3:22 pm
The purchaser in the $40 million land deal with Riverhead Townhas waived its right to terminate the contract of sale with the town for another year, to allow Riverhead time to obtain approvals required to finalize its land subdivision and close the sale. It has also offered to release a $500,000 contract down payment currently being held in escrow.

Riverhead eyes outdoor dining as a tool to help local restaurants survive

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As Long Island begins to reopen its economy by entering Phase One of the NY Forward reopening plan, Riverhead officials are looking ahead to Phase Three, when restaurants are allowed to reopen. The town is working on plans to allow temporary outdoor dining, with table service, utilizing public spaces as needed to give restaurants the ability to expand beyond their dining rooms.

School board president answers questions about the conduct of upcoming budget vote and trustee election

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Questions about the conduct of the upcoming school budget vote and trustee election were addressed by school board president Greg Meyer during today’s school board meeting, which was conducted via video conference and live-streamed on YouTube due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Let’s rock and roll: State gives green light to Long Island to begin reopening tomorrow

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Long Island's construction industry can get to back to work tomorrow — as well as curbside retail, manufacturing, agriculture, fishing and wholesale trade. Adobe stock photo.

Suffolk’s COVID-19 map going offline temporarily

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Suffolk County's COVID-19 map, which has been reporting case numbers out of sync with the state's data, will be taken offline for a short time, County Executive Steve Bellone announced yesterday.

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School board president answers questions about the conduct of upcoming budget...

Questions about the conduct of the upcoming school budget vote and trustee election were addressed by school board president Greg Meyer during today’s school board meeting, which was conducted via video conference and live-streamed on YouTube due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

In their own words: Meet the 10 people running for Riverhead...

Learn about the people running for school board in this unique election and read their answers to eight questions posed by RiverheadLOCAL about the future of the school district and what they would do if elected.

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