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Riverhead Town reinstates Zoom, but only for public hearings

After blowback from residents for the cancellation of Zoom participation in public meetings, the public will be able to provide comment via Zoom during public hearings.

Riverhead to offer Pfizer vaccine at senior center on Aug. 12 & 13

Riverhead Town is partnering with the Long Island Farm Bureau and the North Fork Spanish Apostolate to sponsor a distribution event for the COVID-19 vaccine on Aug. 12 and 13 at the Riverhead Senior Center.

No plan to impose mask mandate in Suffolk, despite governor’s urging

Suffolk County has no plans to reinstate a mask mandate, officials said yesterday, despite the governor urging local governments to do so, as the highly infectious delta variant spreads and COVID infections and hospitalizations rise. Instead, the county will focus its efforts on increasing vaccination rates among residents.

Triple Five agreement with Brookhaven IDA for Dowling aviation campus is terminated for noncompliance

The Triple Five subsidiary that bought the Dowling College aviation campus in a bankruptcy proceeding in 2018 has been forced to terminate its benefits agreement with the Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency.

Riverhead internal audit committee faults highway department’s compliance with town policies

The Riverhead Highway Department has occasionally violated the town’s procurement policy and procedures and has inconsistent documentation for certain equipment and purchases, according to an audit report by the town’s internal audit committee.

Riverhead Police report: June 2021

Riverhead Town Police reported 198 criminal incidents and 42 arrests in the month of June, according to a monthly public safety report released by Police Chief David Hegermiller. Here's a rundown of arrests and incidents reported.

Decision to end Zoom participation in town meetings irks some residents

The announcement last week that Riverhead Town would end remote public participation by Zoom in public meetings has met with pushback from community members. One resident even started an online petition asking the town board to reinstate Zoom participation for residents.

Riverhead looks to ban sale of commercially bred dogs and cats by pet stores

Stores offering dogs and cats for sale will be required to prove the animals came from animal shelters, animal control agencies, humane societies or nonprofit rescue groups registered with the state.

Alive on 25 event this evening canceled

Tonight's festival was canceled because of the inclement weather forecast for the area.

County legislators pass honey bee protection bill

Commercial exterminators in Suffolk will be prohibited from destroying honey bee colonies or swarms without first consulting a beekeeper for assistance in...