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Riverhead library cancels budget vote

The library will operate under its current budget for the next fiscal year, which runs from July 1 through June 30, 2021.

Riverhead DMV office, still closed due to COVID-19, is handling certain transactions by mail and drop-box

Beginning today, the Riverhead DMV office is processing registrations and certain other transactions by mail. Beginning Thursday, June 4, the office will accept transactions through a secure drop box there. Drop box services will be available during regular office hours, Monday through Saturday.

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Riverhead arrests plummeted during April’s coronavirus peak

by | Jun 1, 12:52 pm
As the coronavirus outbreak reached its peak in April, police activity in the Town of Riverhead plummeted, according to data released by the Riverhead Police Department last week. That followed a less dramatic but still significant drop in March, police data show.

A call for justice: Two peaceful protests in Riverhead respond to death of George Floyd

Riverhead was the scene of two very different but equally peaceful protests today, both called to condemn police violence against African-Americans following the death of an African-American Minneapolis man as he was being arrested by police on May 25.

Vigil for George Floyd and ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest planned in Riverhead today

Two separate events are planned in Riverhead today in response to the death of an unarmed African American man during his arrest in Minneapolis on May 25 —an arrest, captured on video, that has sparked outrage and protests across the U.S.

Riverhead Town makes applications for outdoor dining permits available to restaurants

Riverhead Town has begun accepting applications for temporary outdoor dining permits that will allow restaurants to expand their seating capacity with outdoor tables once the state allows restaurants to reopen.

Post-virus reopening: Some local businesses move into Phase One, while others anxiously eye Phase Two and beyond

As New York State emerged from a two-and-a-half month shutdown with the reopening of designated Phase One industries, local contractors and businesses wasted no time getting back to work.

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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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