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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.

Deadline to pay property taxes extended to June 20 in Suffolk

The deadline for payment of real property taxes in Suffolk County has been extended to June 20 under an executive order signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week. Payment is due the next business day, Monday, June 22.

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Town, county on board with outdoor dining initiative — but it’s up to the state to say ‘go’

by | May 28, 4:44 pm
Suffolk County will grant automatic approval to restaurants seeking to expand their seating into outdoor areas, when they are approved at the local level, County Executive Steve Bellone announced today.

Man shot by police in standoff on Manor Lane last night

Updated: Police have identified the man injured in a shootout with officers at a house on Manor Lane in Jamesport last night as William J. Klatt, 32.

Police respond to shooting in Jamesport

Police responded to a call about gunshots in the area on Manor Lane just before 8 p.m. At 8:17 p.m. Suffolk County Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services dispatched Jamesport Fire Department rescue to the scene for a gunshot wound.

State lawmakers look to limit governor’s executive authority during emergencies

Assembly Republicans, including North Fork Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo, have introduced legislation that would limit the governor’ executive authority during states of emergency and allow county executives more power over state of emergency declarations in their counties. Palumbo has also called for a quicker easing of business restrictions.

Buyer reaffirms its commitment to purchase town’s acreage in Calverton, offers to release second $500,000 down payment

The purchaser in the $40 million land deal with Riverhead Townhas waived its right to terminate the contract of sale with the town for another year, to allow Riverhead time to obtain approvals required to finalize its land subdivision and close the sale. It has also offered to release a $500,000 contract down payment currently being held in escrow.

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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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