This year, National EMS Week arrived in the midst of a global viral pandemic, at a time when the peak of the outbreak had just passed in Suffolk, stretched health care systems to the breaking point, requiring EMS to adjust and sometimes overhaul their protocols.
Memorial Day ceremonies in Riverhead were very different today, but they did take place. The Riverhead Combined Veterans Committee held solemn ceremonies at two of the town's war memorial sites this morning. Photos and video.
There were no veterans groups, no music, no audience under the overcast sky early this morning. It was a Memorial Day unlike any other since Calverton National Cemetery held its first Memorial Day ceremony 42 years ago.
Volunteers place flags at private cemeteries, honoring Riverhead’s military heroes dating back to the Civil War
Among the military heroes honored Saturday by volunteers placing flags at graves in St. John's Cemetery and Riverhead Cemetery were the first Riverhead man killed in World War I and Suffolk's only Medal of Honor Recipient in the Vietnam War.
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The Long Island region could be eligible to reopen as soon as Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today. But the region is still meeting only five of the seven state-mandated benchmarks for reopening, so the date remains uncertain.
Long Island and the Mid-Hudson regions could begin opening next week if their number of daily deaths continue to decline and their number of contact tracers meets the state’s requirements, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today.