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‘Sustained COVID-19 spread’ continues: Cuomo

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Riverhead Town rose from 896 on Nov. 1 to 1,131 on Nov. 27. Suffolk County's testing percent-positive rate rose to 3.8% and New York's rate reached 4% for the first time since May 20. "We are entering a challenging period of sustained COVID-19 spread across this state," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said yesterday.

Health officials brace for COVID-19 surge they see as inevitable

With colder weather driving people indoors, “COVID fatigue” prompting people to be less cautious in social and business interactions and the virus raging out of control in other parts of the country, Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week said the COVID testing percent-positive rate would likely increase to more than 12% in New York State over the course of the holiday season.

COVID-19 cancels downtown Riverhead’s Santa parade and holiday bonfire

The cancellation punctuates a year of canceled community events, parades and festivals. Ironically, the 2019 Santa parade and bonfire was the last big community event to be held before the pandemic struck New York in March, soon followed by a statewide lockdown.

COVID admissions at Riverhead hospital more than double in past week

“The way it’s going right now, it’s looking like March all over again,” PBMC president and CE0 Andrew Mitchell said today, as COVID infections and hospitalizations rise ini Riverhead and across Suffolk County.

State to hold virtual public hearings Tuesday on proposed 36-MW solar facility in Calverton

The NYS Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment will hold virtual public hearings Tuesday at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on the proposal of sPower to build a 36-megawatt solar power facility on approximately 252 acres in Calverton. People interested in making a statement must register by Friday at 5 p.m.

Riverhead’s COVID ‘yellow zone’ restrictions take effect today

Some new restrictions on businesses, houses of worship and social gatherings take effect today in the Riverhead 'precautionary yellow zone' focus area.
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State DEC: Riverhead’s EPCAL subdivision application still incomplete

The State DEC has again sent the Town of Riverhead back to the drawing board on its EPCAL subdivision plan.

State releases map for Riverhead & Hampton Bays micro-cluster zones

The Riverhead micro-cluster zone takes in the central portion of the Riverhead hamlet south of Sound Avenue, principally between Horton Avenue on the west and Cross River Drive on the east. The zone juts west south of Middle Road between Osborn Avenue and Mill Road. The Riverhead yellow zone also takes in part of Northampton, Riverside and part of Flanders in the Town of Southampton.

More schools in Riverhead temporarily move to remote-only instruction after 13 new COVID cases reported

Riverhead High School and Riley Avenue Elementary School will move to remote-only instruction beginning Tuesday, following onsite COVID-19 testing conducted in the school district today,

Part of Riverhead, Hampton Bays designated COVID-19 ‘yellow zone,’ bringing new restrictions

Part of Riverhead and Hampton Bays have been designated a COVID-19 “yellow zone” micro-cluster, bringing a number of new restrictions on business, schools and social gatherings, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this morning.
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