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President tells Americans to be prepared for ‘a very tough two weeks’

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The president and top federal officials delivered grim news to the American public in no uncertain terms yesterday: the best-case scenario for the coronavirus pandemic in the United States would mean the deaths of 100,000 to 240,000 Americans in the next few weeks.

Riverhead police officer injured in crash on Osborn Avenue

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Update- April 1: The Riverhead Town Police officer involved in the accident on Osborn Avenue yesterday is in serious but stable condition...

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Riverhead urgent care center offering drive-through coronavirus tests

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Riverhead's ProHEALTH urgent care center has begun to offer drive-through COVID-19 testing outside its Route 58 office.

Eight dead in coronavirus outbreak at Peconic Landing, at least 15 employees test positive

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Eight residents of Peconic Landing have now died from COVID-19 as the retirement community battles an outbreak among members and staff. Peconic Landing says it currently has 10 residents and 15 employees diagnosed with coronavirus.

Temporary hospital at Stony Brook will be built by April 18, feds award construction contract: Zeldin

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The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $50 million contract to build a 1,000-bed temporary hospital at Stony Brook University. Construction is expected to be completed by April 18, Rep. Lee Zeldin said.

Police seek missing teen

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The Riverhead Police Department is requesting the public's help in locating Xiamari Diaz, 17, who went missing from a residence on Sound Avenue in Riverhead March 29.

Suffolk coronavirus update: County is ‘racing to be prepared’ for peak of outbreak, Bellone says

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“Every single one of us will have an impact on how successful we are in reducing those fatalities and ultimately preventing the health care system from being overwhelmed by that surge that continues to approach." Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone urged residents to stay home and if they must go out to follow social distancing guidelines.

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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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