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CDC issues health advisory on ‘urgent need’ to increase vaccination coverage

The new advisory, issued after the CDC announced revised guidance on mask-wearing yesterday, urges public health officials and clinicians to step up vaccination efforts. CDC said the 300% increase in COVID-19 infections over the past month is attributed to the spread of the highly infectious delta variant among unvaccinated people.

BID eyes space in town-owned building on Main Street

The Riverhead BID Management Association is interested in the vacant storefront next to Craft'd in a building the town recently acquired.

CDC now recommends vaccinated wear masks in some places with high transmission, including Long Island

The CDC has reversed its recommended guidance on mask use in public indoor settings for vaccinated individuals, especially in areas with high community transmission, citing an increase of breakthrough cases by the Delta variant. The CDC is also recommending K-12 students and staff wear masks in the coming school year, regardless of vaccination status.

Riverhead woman files $10 million civil rights action against town police

In a complaint filed last month in federal court, a Riverhead woman said she was injured by police officers in June 2019 as they attempted to arrest her son.

Virtual public meeting set on proposed town square design

Riverhead Town will host a virtual public meeting with Urban Design Associates on Aug. 5, to update the community on the progress of the town square project and solicit additional public input.

Zeldin blasts DOJ decision against probe into COVID-19 deaths in NY’s state-run nursing homes

The U.S. Justice Department has decided not to open a civil rights investigation into how government-run nursing homes in New York State responded to the COVID-19 crisis last year. The decision drew fire from Rep. Lee Zeldin, who called it a "gift" to Gov. Andrew Cuomo by the Biden Administration.

Moody’s upgrades Riverhead Town’s credit rating

Riverhead Town’s credit rating has been upgraded by Moody’s Investors Service from Aa3 to Aa2. The town's rating was downgraded from Aa2 to Aa3 in 2015.

Calverton teen sets records in national powerlifting competition

What began as a pandemic hobby has turned 16-year old Andrew MacGray into a powerlifting record holder — and an opportunity to compete on an international stage this year.

CAP Youth Coalition urges town board to focus marijuana efforts on youth prevention

Riverhead Town looks to Riverhead CAP Youth Coalition for assistance to help prevent marijuana use by the community's youth.

Optimum to install infrastructure for Grangebel Park security cameras by July 30, town officials say

Supervisor candidate Catherine Kent and council candidate Evelyn Hobson-Womack on Tuesday criticized the Aguiar administration for the pace of progress on a security camera program downtown, where cameras installed in Grangebel Park remain inoperable. Today, the supervisor revealed that internet provider Optimim/Altice says it will have the connection installed by July 30.