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State heath department recommends second COVID booster for 5-to-11-year olds

The State Department of Health today announced its recommendation that children ages 5 to 11 should receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster five months after completing their initial two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine series.

PBMC’s emergency department expansion gets $5 million boost

The new expansion is set to increase critical care capacity by more than 75% and implement a dual-bay trauma unit, additional cardiac response services, and a dedicated pediatric treatment area, incorporate advanced radiology capabilities and enhance patient privacy, according to PBMC. The hospital hopes to open its doors in the first quarter of 2024.

Riverhead Police report 90 arrests made in April

Riverhead Town Police reported 184 criminal incidents and made 90 arrests in April, according to data released by the police chief last week.

Facing legal dilemmas, Dimon Estate cancels all weddings it booked for 2022

The Dimon Estate in Jamesport has canceled all weddings it had booked for 2022, after the Town of Riverhead refused to issue a tent permits to the restaurant.

Riverhead Police announce 2022 ‘Click it or Ticket’ campaign to begin Monday

Riverhead Police will conduct a zero-tolerance enforcement action for compliance with seat belt and proper child restraint requirements from May 23 through June 5.

Riverhead Charter School granted expansion to grade 12, with 46% increase in enrollment limit over next five school years

Riverhead Charter School gained approval from the NYS Board of Regents Monday to expand to grade 12. The school also had its enrollment limit increased from 850 to 1,244 students over the next five school years.

Town shuts down music festival at 4-H Camp Sunday after event exceeds maximum attendance allowed by permit

Traffic was at a standstill on Sound Avenue Sunday afternoon in the area of the Nassau County 4-H Camp, where a music festival exceeded its maximum permitted attendance. Town police shut the event down for safety reasons, Riverhead Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar said.

Hundreds rally in Riverhead for abortion rights on ‘Bans Off Our Bodies’ national day of action

The demonstration outside the State Supreme Courthouse on Griffing Avenue was one of more than 380 rallies that took place in cities and towns across the U.S. yesterday in a national day of action to protest the potential imminent demise of a woman’s constitutionally guaranteed right to an abortion. #bansoffourbodies

Surge in virus cases puts most of NY, including Suffolk, at high risk for infection

Forty-five New York counties, including Suffolk and Nassau, have high community levels of COVID-19, triggering recommendations for masking in indoor public spaces regardless of vaccination status.

Advanced Orthopedics opens new office on Roanoke Avenue

Advanced Orthopedics has opened a new office in Riverhead on Roanoke Avenue. Physicians were joined in celebration by Supervisor Yvette Aguiar and Councilman Bob Kern. \