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Riverhead Police report: September 2020

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Arrests made by Riverhead Police since the coronavirus pandemic struck the local area remain way down compared to last year.

Number of ‘missing’ high school students far lower than board member thought, official says

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There are 79 high school student s who have had not attended classes, either in person or remote, since the start of the school year — not 270, as a school board member said last week.

New York embarks on effort to manage pandemic on ‘micro’ level

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New York State is changing its strategy for battling the novel coronavirus by focusing on 'micro-clusters,' using sophisticated data tools to identify and control COVID-19 hot spots on a 'block-by block' level.

Movie theaters outside of NYC can reopen on Friday if certain criteria are met

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Movie theaters outside of NYC will be allowed to reopen, with restrictions, beginning Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today.

Innovative septic systems for new construction to be required in Suffolk

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on Thursday signed a bill unanimously passed by the county legislature Oct. 6 modifying the county sanitary code to implement the new septic system requirements.

Public hearing on Bellone’s proposed $3.2 billion operating budget coming up next week

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The county executive's recommended operating budget, delivered to the county legislature Oct. 9, includes staffing reductions of 500 full-time employees and cuts to discretionary spending in public health, public safety and transportation.

Juneteenth is now an official public holiday in New York

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Juneteenth is now an official public holiday in New York State. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law this week designating June 19 — Juneteenth — a holiday commemorating African American Emancipation Day.

Riverhead Town set to hire environmental law firm to sue PFOS/PFOA manufacturers

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he town board is expected to vote Tuesday to retain the firm Sher Edlin LLP of San Francisco, California to sue the manufacturers of the chemical contaminants that have been found in one of the Riverhead Water District’s wells.

Riverhead’s ‘LEAP’ into police reform

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Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar today unveiled the “Riverhead Law Enforcement Advisory Panel,” formed in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s June 12 executive order mandating every locality with a law enforcement agency to develop a policing reform plan and file it with the State Budget Office by April 1.

Riverhead High School student tests positive for COVID-19

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A Riverhead High School student has tested positive for COVID-19, the school district announced on its website this afternoon in a letter from Interim Superintendent Christine Tona.
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