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Katie Morosky

Katie Morosky
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Katie, winner of the 2016 James Murphy Cub Reporter of the Year award from the L.I. Press Club, is a co-publisher of RiverheadLOCAL. A Riverhead native, she is a 2014 graduate of Stony Brook University. Email Katie

Local gym owners join class-action lawsuit against state, challenging extended closure

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Local gym owners have signed onto a class-action lawsuit against New York State, challenging the governor's decision to keep gyms closed in Phase Four.

Tropical storm warning issued for Long Island as Fay forms along coast

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A tropical storm warning is now in effect for Long Island and New York City after Tropical Storm Fay formed off the North Carolina coast this afternoon.

Tropical system could bring heavy rain and wind gusts to Long Island Friday and Saturday

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A tropical system could bring heavy rain and winds to Long Island and the metro area this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Indoor shopping malls can reopen Friday on Long Island, Cuomo says

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Indoor shopping malls can now reopen Friday in regions that have already entered Phase Four - including Long Island, which entered Phase 4 today.

More than 1,450 businesses across the North Fork received paycheck protection loans totaling at least $78 million

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More than 1,450 local businesses and nonprofit organizations across the North Fork obtained Paycheck Protection Program loans from the Small Business Administration...

New York adds Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma to two-week quarantine order

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Travelers from Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma are now required to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving in New York, bringing the total number of states in New York’s COVID-19 travel advisory to 19.

New York imposes quarantine on anyone traveling from COVID hotspots, including Florida, Carolinas and Texas

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The state will impose a quarantine on states with spiking coronavirus infections, including New York residents traveling back home.

New York will open state beaches next Friday – with restrictions

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New York will open its beaches for Memorial Day Weekend, Cuomo said today, with new rules restricting the number of visitors and requiring social distancing.

When can Long Island start phased reopening? The region must first overcome these three hurdles

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It remains uncertain when the Long Island region will get a green light to begin the four-phase reopening outlined by the state. Much depends on the region's ability to recruit, interview and train the nearly 900 'contact tracers' required by the state's reopening plan.

Long Island moves closer to limited reopening, while some upstate regions ready to begin Friday

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Long Island still does not currently meet the state's requirements for reopening by Friday's expiration of New York's stay-at-home orders, but it is far closer to meeting them than it was last week.
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