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So much for expanded vaccine eligibility: crashing websites, voided appointments and lack of supply frustrate residents and officials alike

Local residents report spending futile hours on end trying to make vaccination appointments through the state's website, which repeatedly crashed. Hundreds of people who made appointments at Stony Brook University, using an unauthorized link, had their appointments voided.

Crime and public safety in Riverhead: 2020 by the numbers

Here's a look at crime and police stats for 2020 in Riverhead, compared with 2019.

Local officials to county and state: Make sure East End gets its fair share of COVID vaccines

The vaccine distribution system on the East End, with the new, expanded eligibility categories, is virtually non-existent, the East End's state lawmakers, town supervisors and village mayors wrote in a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and County Executive Steve Bellone.

Civic group reps complain of exclusion from comprehensive plan advisory committee

An comprehensive plan update advisory committee announced last week by the town supervisor does not reflect a cross-section of the community, civic group representatives say.

Zeldin, in impeachment debate, decries partisan ‘double standards,’ thanks Trump

Rep. Lee Zeldin argued that the attack on the Capitol last week was "pre-planned" and not the result of the President's speech. He praised the President for doing "a lot to make America greater than ever."

Take Five ticket worth $22,434 sold in Riverhead

A “Take Five” lottery ticket worth more than $22,000 for last night’s drawing was sold at the Stop & Shop on Route 58 in Riverhead, the New York Lottery announced this morning.

Cuomo: New York’s hospital capacity is ‘balancing on the head of a pin’

As COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York approach 9,000 patients, Gov. Andrew Cuomo yesterday warned that the state’s “number one risk” is “the collapse of the hospital system.”

Suffolk County Water Authority to Navy: We’re ‘ready, willing and able’ to serve homes south of former Grumman site affected by...

The head of the Suffolk County Water Authority wrote to the Secretary of the Navy today offering to provide public water to the homes in Manorville and Calverton south of the former Grumman site, where toxic chemical contaminants have been detected in private residential wells.

Hoping to provide incentives for developers to invest in Railroad Avenue area, Riverhead adopts new zoning

The new Railroad Avenue Urban Renewal Area Overlay District is intended to spur redevelopment of the area by providing developers with increased density and new uses, including multistory, mixed-use apartment buildings.

State opens vaccination eligibility to 3.2 million residents, though limited vaccine supply will likely mean long wait for appointment

As of today, the 3.2 million New York residents in priority group 1B can begin scheduling appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. But be prepared to wait as much as 14 weeks for the shot, the governor said, due to the "severely limited" vaccine supply the state is getting from the federal government.
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