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Large social gatherings lead to coronavirus spread in eastern Suffolk

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Large social gatherings this month, including one on the North Fork, have led to dozens of coronavirus infections in eastern Suffolk County and hundreds of people are under quarantine as a result.

Pulaski Street School will also return to full-time in-person instruction, with plastic desk barriers

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The Riverhead Board of Education last night authorized the purchase of plastic barriers for student desks at Pulaski Street Elementary School at a cost of $36,000.

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Two Riverhead teachers test positive for COVID

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A teacher at Riverhead Middle School and a teacher at Riley Avenue Elementary School have contracted the disease, according to Interim Superintendent Christine Tona.

State DEC poised to approve sand and gravel mining 89 feet into groundwater in Calverton

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Plans to dig a Calverton sand and gravel mine to a depth of 100 feet — 89 feet below the groundwater table — are advancing at the State Department of Environmental Conservation, to the dismay of Riverhead Town officials and community residents.

Robust early voting turnout and absentee ballot applications so far in Suffolk

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More than 31,000 Suffolk voters have cast ballots during early voting since the polls opened on Saturday and Nearly 193,000 have applied for absentee ballots for the general election as of yesterday.

Police and firefighters rescue boaters in distress Sunday evening

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Riverhead Town police and Jamesport firefighters rescued three people in a small aluminum boat on the Great Peconic Bay Sunday evening.

‘Caravan for Justice’ protesting police brutality stops in Riverhead Sunday night

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Horns blaring, flags waving and “baby Trump” balloons bobbing in the breeze, a Black Lives Matter “caravan for justice” came through Riverhead last night, stopping for a brief demonstration in a Route 58 parking lot before heading east to Greenport.

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Riverhead schools cancel in-person classes until Nov. 4

There will be no in-person instruction in Riverhead Central School District until at least Nov. 4 due to the quarantine of "many additional" transportation department employees, following confirmed cases in several employees last week.

Phillips Avenue Elementary School Students use Halloween props to help edit...

Students from Phillips Avenue Elementary School donned plastic witch fingers and neon glasses to help edit their papers.

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Andreas Pavlou, 89

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