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Three local beaches closed to bathing due to bacteria: county health department

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Three private beaches in Riverhead Town have been closed to bathing by the county health department due to high bacteria levels.

Riverhead Town beaches open for the season this weekend

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Riverhead Town beaches, staffed with lifeguards and attendants, will be open daily beginning tomorrow. Bathrooms and playgrounds will be open, but concessions will not.

Southold Town cracks down on out-of-towners flocking to town beaches

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Following complaints about nonresidents crowding town beaches, the Southold Police Department has created a beach patrol/task force for stepped up enforcement and the town recreation department has added staffing to check ID — which will be required for proof of residency of all people seeking to enter town beaches.

Town of Southampton 2020 beach permits are available for purchase

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Southampton Town beach permits are available for sale by mail. Permits will be required as of May 23. Day

New York will open state beaches next Friday – with restrictions

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New York will open its beaches for Memorial Day Weekend, Cuomo said today, with new rules restricting the number of visitors and requiring social distancing.

Town mulls offering food, wine, beer and live music on summer weekends at South Jamesport beach

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The town would enter into a license agreements with vendors to provide food and beverages on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5 to 9 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Riverhead parks official: Town should charge fee for beach wedding photos

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Riverhead Town should charge brides and grooms a fee to use town beaches and parks for wedding photos, according to the town’s recreation superintendent.
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