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Riverhead seeks volunteers for beach committee

The beach committee, to be chaired by Councilman Tim Hubbard, will advise officials on beach improvement and solving existing problems, such as parking.

State comptroller: Riverhead Town adequately assessed impact of pandemic on its finances

Riverhead Town officials adequately assessed the impact of the pandemic on financial operations when they developed the 2021 operating budget, a review by the Office of the State Comptroller found.

Triple Five looks to reassure Riverhead officials on Calverton land deal

In first public appearance in Riverhead Town Hall since Triple Five signed a $40 million land deal in 2018, company chairman Nader Ghermezian told the town board Triple Five wants to close as soon as the town is able.

Navy, under fire for groundwater pollution in Manorville, may use unpublicized survey to justify dissolving Grumman cleanup advisory board

The Navy is quietly conducting a survey to measure the community's 'environmental concerns' about the former Grumman site in Calverton. A Navy rep said lack of community interest may mean a 23-year-old community advisory board should be shut down.

Suffolk County traffic tickets can now be resolved online

After a pilot program implemented last fall, Suffolk County has made permanent an online program for handling moving violations returnable at the traffic violations agency in Hauppauge.

Stony Brook Medicine launches survey to learn about LBGTQ healthcare needs

The survey gives the opportunity for LGBTQ individuals on Long Island to make their voices heard and feel empowered in their care, according to the study's principal investigator.

Riverhead’s first ‘Synergy’ forum provides frank discussion between community and police chief

Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller spent an hour fielding questions from the community at Riverhead's first Synergy meeting Monday night, discussing diversity in the department, body cameras and more.

Suffolk launches initiative to get children vaccinated before summer camp season

Suffolk County has launched a new vaccine initiative aimed at eligible kids and camp counselors in advance of summer camps reopening.

With vaccinations ‘slowed dramatically,’ Cuomo teases freedom from restrictions if 70% of adults have at least one shot (as of now...

When 70% of the state’s adult population has received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, most remaining restrictions will be lifted, the governor said during a press briefing. That could come within a week, according to officials, though vaccinations have slowed dramatically.

CDC tells NY lifting mask mandate indoors in schools is ‘not advisable’ but outdoors, no masks are now required, governor says

Students in New York State can be unmasked while outdoors during the school day, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today. Masks remain mandatory indoors, he said.