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Five omicron cases confirmed in New York, one in Suffolk County

Five cases of the omicron variant have been confirmed in New York, including one in Suffolk County, Governor Kathy Hochul announced tonight.

Here’s a sneak peak inside Chef Marco Barrila’s Insatiable Eats Creative Kitchen

Chef Marco Barrila is putting the finishing touches on his new Insatiable Eats Creative Kitchen on East Main Street and plans a grand opening celebration the middle of this month.

Omicron variant likely in New York, Hochul says

The omicron variant of the coronavirus, which has been labeled a variant of concern by the World Health Organization, is likely in New York, Gov. Kathy Hochul said this morning. This comes as a Minnesota resident who tested positive for the variant had attended a convention in New York City.

Developer of five-story apartment building at Osborn & Court seeks IDA tax breaks, hearing set for Monday

The developer proposing a five-story mixed-use building on the corner of Osborn Avenue and Court Street is asking the Riverhead Industrial Development Agency for a 10-year real property tax abatement, as well as mortgage tax and sales/use tax exemptions in connection with its $19.6 million project.

As omicron is detected in more countries, WHO urges individuals to take precautions, get vaccinated

Much remains unknown about omicron, the World Health Organization said in a statement yesterday. While research is being done, WHO urges people to wear masks, maintain social distance, avoid crowded spaces and get vaccinated.

Latest real estate transfers

Real estate transfers in the Town of Riverhead reported by Suffolk Research Service for the period Nov. 1- 15, 2021.

Riverhead farmers market pulls in a crowd on successful opening day: photos

Over a thousand people came through the doors at the new location of the indoor farmers market in Riverhead on opening day today. Business was brisk from start to finish and the atmosphere was electric, with shoppers and vendors alike upbeat and excited to be back. Photo slideshow.

Citing ‘warning signs’ of winter surge and new coronavirus variant, Gov. Kathy Hochul declares state of emergency in New York

The omicron variant has not yet been detected in New York, but “it’s coming,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said yesterday. Citing the new variant and "warning signs" of a winter surge, including COV1D-19 transmission rates the state has not seen since April 2020, the governor declared a new statewide state of disaster emergency.

Omicron, new coronavirus variant of concern, sparks alarm & travel bans, causing financial markets to tumble

A new coronavirus variant of concern, recently identified in Africa, has public health officials worried it may be more infectious than the delta variant and may evade immunity from previous infection and vaccination.

Black Friday got off to a quiet start in Riverhead

Despite stores being closed on Thanksgiving this year, Black Friday did not draw shoppers out early this morning in Riverhead. The National Retail Federation says consumer habits have been changing over the years and 2020 was a turning point.