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COVID test positivity rates decline, but outbreak in Suffolk remains severe

Suffolk County has 119 COVID cases per 100,000, compared to 88 cases per 100,000 in New York State and 69 per 100K nationally. Infection risk remains "extreme."

PFC Garfield Langhorn stamp will raise funds for program assisting low-income veteran families

A semipostal stamp honoring Riverhead Medal of Honor recipient PFC Garfield Langhorn will raise funds to assist low-income veteran families if legislation introduced yesterday by Rep. Lee Zeldin becomes law.

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Police seek help locating missing girl, 16

by | Jan 16, 1:06 pm
Riverhead Police said Mabellyn Almonte, 16, left Little Flower Children’s Services in Wading River on Jan. 16. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call police at 631-727-4500.

Police search for missing teen

The Riverhead Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating Elayna Davender, 16, of Riverhead, who was last seen when she...

So much for expanded vaccine eligibility: crashing websites, voided appointments and lack of supply frustrate residents and officials alike

Local residents report spending futile hours on end trying to make vaccination appointments through the state's website, which repeatedly crashed. Hundreds of people who made appointments at Stony Brook University, using an unauthorized link, had their appointments voided.

Crime and public safety in Riverhead: 2020 by the numbers

Here's a look at crime and police stats for 2020 in Riverhead, compared with 2019.

Downtown Riverhead restaurant owner launches drive to feed out-of-work hospitality staff this winter

Downtown Riverhead restaurateur Jerry Dicecco aims to raise $100,000 to feed out-of-work local hospitality workers and their families this winter.

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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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