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Past the peak? COVID-19 cases in Suffolk fall nearly 8% since Jan. 7 record high

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New lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Suffolk — and statewide — continue to decline. The 7-day average of daily new cases in Suffolk fell from 5,661 on Jan. 7 to 5,217 on Jan. 11, a 7.9% drop. Suffolk’s one-day record for the number of new lab-confirmed cases since the pandemic began hit 6,992 on Jan. 7. Yesterday, Suffolk reported 3,942 positive cases on Jan. 11.

Free flu vaccines offered in Riverhead Thursday, Nov. 18

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Free flu shots will be administered by Peconic Bay Medical Center at the North Fork Spanish Apostolate on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on a first come, first served basis.

School board member asks district to support lawsuit against state mask mandate

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School board member Chris Dorr asked board members to write a letter of support for two Nassau County school districts suing to overturn the state's mask mandate in schools. Former schol board candidate Monique Parsons, on behalf of a new group called Save Our Schools-Riverhead, demanded the district become a plaintiff in the suit.

Zeldin blasts DOJ decision against probe into COVID-19 deaths in NY’s state-run nursing homes

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The U.S. Justice Department has decided not to open a civil rights investigation into how government-run nursing homes in New York State responded to the COVID-19 crisis last year. The decision drew fire from Rep. Lee Zeldin, who called it a "gift" to Gov. Andrew Cuomo by the Biden Administration.

It’s time to open up Town Hall again

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The town supervisor must stop hiding behind COVID and open up Town Hall on May 19. Guest column by Kathleen McGraw of Northville
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