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Locally, coronavirus data show signs of hope, but uncertainty remains

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Local government and health officials are examining the latest COVID-19 data, hoping to see trends that show Suffolk County has reached the apex of the coronavirus outbreak.

But the data are not so clear.

Legislator collecting PPE donations at Riverhead office

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Legislator Al Krupski’s office is a drop-off point for donated personal protective equipment now being collected by Suffolk County Fire, Rescue and...

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Over 100 vehicles take a ‘ride of smiles and gratitude’ for hospital workers and first responders

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A caravan of more than 100 vehicles, horns honking, lights flashing, flags flying, many adorned with signs and messages expressing thanks and encouragement drove past Peconic Bay Medical Center and Riverehad ambulance headquarters Monday evening.

‘We’re helpless with this virus’: Medical workers describe the vicious battle against COVID-19 in Suffolk hospitals

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The doctors, nurses and other health care professionals on the front lines of the battle against coronavirus on Long Island are struggling to keep up, struggling to protect their own health and struggling to even understand the enemy that they’re fighting.croon

New York schools, businesses will remain closed until at least April 29

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Schools and “non-essential” businesses will remain closed through at least April 29, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today. Residents must continue to adhere to stay at home and social distancing rules in order to get beyond the coronavirus outbreak, Cuomo said.

Residents in need can pick up food at drive-thru pantry Monday afternoon

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A drive-thru food pantry will distribute food to residents in need this afternoon at First Baptist Church of Riverhead. The pantry will open at 1:30 p.m. and will be open as long as supplies last. The pantry has two pallets of food to distribute.

Community plans a ‘thank-you’ convoy past Peconic Bay Medical Center this evening

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To say thank you to the health care workers on the front line of the COVID-19 battle at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead, community members are organizing a convoy of cars to drive past the hospital this evening beginning from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. during the hospital’s change of shift.

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During coronavirus school closures, Riverhead teachers find creative ways to cheer...

Local teachers have staged drive-by “parades,” rallied alumni to record videos on social media and conducted school-wide campaigns to create signs with messages of encouragement for local students stuck at home.

School board elections postponed by governor until ‘at least June 1’

All school board, village board and library board elections scheduled to take place in New York in April or May have been postponed "until at least June 1," under an executive order signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo yesterday.

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