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

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.

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

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

Phase Four arrives, but many types of businesses must remain closed

Long Island enters Phase Four of New York State’s phased reopening plan today, which allows a limited number of businesses and activities to resume. Many other business, from gyms to bowling alleys, theaters and game rooms remain closed.

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

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

BNB to merge with Dime Community Bank in an all-stock deal worth $489 million

The combined bank will operate under the “Dime Community Bank” name. BNB president and CEO Kevin O'Connor will be chief executive officer of the combined bank and Dime president and CEO Stu Lubow will serve as its president and chief operating officer.

Virtual concert with local bands will benefit eight breweries on the North Fork

Two concerts, dubbed Craft Aid, will be live-streamed on July 2 and 3 from 8 to 10 p.m. Donations collected during the stream will go to benefit eight North Fork breweries, including six in Riverhead.

New brewery, Tradewinds, opens downtown

A new brewery has opened its doors in downtown Riverhead. Tradewinds Brewing is located on West Main Street,...

Food and shopping with a bonus: the exhibits at the L.I. Aquarium

Food and retail shops will become — technically — the main attractions at the Long Island Aquarium, where the tanks and exhibits will be offered as something for members and paying guests to enjoy on their way to the aquarium's outdoor dining areas and outdoor retail shops.

Owners of Bagel Lovers, a Riverhead staple closed by COVID crisis, to retire after more than 30 years

After being shut down by the COVID crisis in March, Ro and Frank Murphy, who've operated the popular Bagel Lovers & Deli in Riverhead since 1990, have decided to retire rather than gear up to reopen. They've put their business up for sale. "It’s time to pass the baton to younger people,” Frank said.

Phase Two businesses reopen in Riverhead

Small business owners in Riverhad rejoiced this morning as Phase Two of the New York Forward reopening plan goes into effect in the Long Island region, allowing them to reopen or expand business operations for the first time since March.
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