Republicans called the collection of bills “pro-criminal” and “anti-public safety” during a press conference Friday morning outside Suffolk County Criminal Court in Riverhead. The main focus of the conference was Senate bill S15A, which would make convicts over the age of 55 eligible for review by the state’s parole board.
The North Fork Breast Health Coalition named its new stage 4 breast cancer research and support fund in honor of the late Aquebogue Elementary School kindergarten teacher Keri Lynn Stromski.
To celebrate Pride Month, Riverhead library is offering a collection of books and DVDs focused on the experience of the LGBTQ community. It is also hosting two Pride Month programs: a drag queen hour and LGBT 101.
NYU Langone relocated its Riverhead practice to a larger location on East Main Street. In addition to primary and specialty care, the site is planning expansions into pulmonology and gastroenterology as well as an endoscopy suite.
Riverhead High School unveiled the Garfield M. Langhorn Veterans Wall of Honor Tuesday afternoon. The wall holds the name of 89 veterans and fallen soldiers who attended the Riverhead Central School District.
The Suffolk Theater will reopen on Aug. 27 after a nearly year-and-a-half closure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The theater will require attendees to be fully vaccinated so it may operate at full capacity without social distancing.
Riverhead schools will have in-person graduation and moving up ceremonies this year with COVID restrictions and allowing two guests per student, according to Interim Superintendent Christine Tona.
Riverhead's unemployment rate fell to 5.3% in April, its lowest since the pandemic began. It had climbed to 15.8% last April after the governor ordered a lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19.