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With vaccinations up and COVID-positive tests down, Cuomo eases restaurant restrictions

More than 5.5 million COVID-19 doses have been administered in New York State so far, the governor said yesterday. Vaccination progress, coupled with declining COVID testing positivity and hospitalization rates led the governor to ease occupancy restrictions on restaurants outside of New York City, beginning March 19.

Riverhead releases its police reform plan

The police reform and reinvention plan is the product of a months-long effort by a town advisory panel to assess police practices and polices and make recommendations for reforms.

Legislature votes to restrict governor’s emergency powers

Republican lawmakers blasted Democratic majority, charging the bill passed this week does not nearly go far enough to 'rein in' Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Riverhead COVID-19 vaccination site opens

Riverhead opened a COVID-19 vaccination site today for seniors age 65 and older. All 1,000 vaccination appointments have been booked. The town is continuing to preregister seniors for the next shipment of vaccine doses, which the supervisor said she expects will be allocated by the state in the next week or two.

Riverhead Town eyes vacant Kmart building on Route 58 for municipal complex

Riverhead Town officials are considering leasing the vacant 106,000-square-foot former Kmart building on Route 58 for use as a municipal complex. The town would consolidate most departments in one location.

COVID vaccine distribution site for seniors 65+ to open in Riverhead Friday

Riverhead has arranged for 1,000 first-doses of the two-dose Moderna vaccine to be administered to seniors 65 and older at the town's senior center in Aquebogue. Appointments are required. (No walk-ups.)

State to ease restrictions on gatherings, allow entertainment venues to reopen at 33% capacity

“It doesn’t do anything for us,” Suffolk Theater owner Bob Castaldi said in an interview this afternoon. "We need to be at 100% to reopen.” The theater has been closed since last spring.

Town park in Calverton can be a ‘mecca’ for sports tourism, superintendent says

Riverhead Recreation Superintendent Ray Coyne has an ambitious vision for Veterans Memorial Park, the largely undeveloped 90-acre town park in Calverton.

Supervisor expects Riverhead vaccination site for seniors ‘by next week’

Riverhead should have a vaccination site in town for residents 65+ by next week, Supervisor Yvette Aguiar said in an interview today.

Bike-share program back on track for downtown Riverhead and Veterans Memorial Park

A bike share program is coming to Riverhead after all. Riverhead signed onto Suffolk County’s fledgling bike...
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