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Sweet Tart, Main Street’s frozen yogurt café, reopens after long absence

The frozen yogurt café was closed in 2019 due to flood damage to their building, then 2020 brought the coronavirus crisis, which shut Sweet Tart down for most of the year. Owners Miyoshi and James Foster are excited to be back.

NYU Langone expands its Riverhead outpatient practices with new, larger location on Main Street

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.

Suffolk Theater plans August reopening after nearly 18 months closed due to pandemic

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 unemployment rate dips to lowest since the pandemic began

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.

Palumbo toasts North Fork vineyards for top awards in NY Wine Classic competition

Senator Anthony Palumbo presented North Fork wineries with resolutions passed by the State Senate honoring them for top awards in the 35th Annual NY Wine Classic. Paumanok Vineyards in Aquebogue was named 'Winery of the Year' for the third time this year. It won five 'best in class' awards as well as two additional gold medals and two silver medals.

Splish Splash will reopen this weekend with reduced capacity, COVID restrictions

Splish Splash will reopen this Memorial Day weekend after it was closed last year due to the pandemic. But the park will look different to most with COVID-19 restrictions in place — and without its iconic high tower slide, Cliff Diver.

RiverheadLOCAL welcomes new reporter

RiverheadLOCAL is pleased to announce the addition of reporter Alek Lewis to our team. A lifelong Riverhead resident, Lewis holds a degree from Stony Brook University’s School of Communication and Journalism.

Upcoming labor union recruitments

Sheet Metal Workers Local 28, Boilermakers Local No. 5, and United Service Workers, Local 355 have announced upcoming recruitments.

Michelangelo of Riverhead closes its doors

The restaurant, which opened less than six months before the pandemic struck, is "a victim of this pandemic," the restaurant posted on its Facebook page. The site. where three restaurants have opened and closed in the past decade, is being sold, a source close to the property owner said.

Suffolk Theater scrambling to book acts, aiming for September reopening

With the governor's announcement this week that most businesses, including theaters, will be allowed to operate at 100% capacity as of May 19, the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead got busy trying to book acts in a hurry. "Coordinating the dates has been like trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube," theater owner Bob Castaldi said.