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COVID-19

Legislature votes to restrict governor’s emergency powers

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Republican lawmakers blasted Democratic majority, charging the bill passed this week does not nearly go far enough to 'rein in' Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

COVID vaccine distribution site for seniors 65+ to open in Riverhead Friday

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Riverhead has arranged for 1,000 first-doses of the two-dose Moderna vaccine to be administered to seniors 65 and older at the town's senior center in Aquebogue. Appointments are required. (No walk-ups.)

State to ease restrictions on gatherings, allow entertainment venues to reopen at 33% capacity

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“It doesn’t do anything for us,” Suffolk Theater owner Bob Castaldi said in an interview this afternoon. "We need to be at 100% to reopen.” The theater has been closed since last spring.

Supervisor expects Riverhead vaccination site for seniors ‘by next week’

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Riverhead should have a vaccination site in town for residents 65+ by next week, Supervisor Yvette Aguiar said in an interview today.

Riverhead remembers the victims and survivors of COVID-19

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“We gather in Riverhead today as so many others gather around the nation to take the time to pause and reflect on the devastating impacts of COVID-19.”

Suffolk County to dedicate COVID-19 memorial project

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Suffolk County is creating a COVID-19 memorial to honor the memory of the more than 3,000 Suffolk residents who died of the...

COVID vaccine is a shot of hope for all, especially the medically fragile

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The more research I did, the more I realized while it was important for my husband and me to get the vaccine, it was most important for my daughter to be vaccinated.

Lawmakers probe impact of state’s directive to group home operators concerning COVID-positive residents

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The Office for People with Developmental Disabilities has resisted releasing data on COVID-19 infections and deaths — even when the federally mandated watchdog agency charged with monitoring the treatment of people with disabilities in group homes filed a Freedom of Information Law request.

Riverhead sets aside a day to remember victims and survivors of COVID-19

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The town will declare the first Monday of March each year as “COVID-19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day,” Supervisor Yvette Aguiar said.

As New York’s COVID numbers trend in the right direction, its first case of South African variant is identified in Long...

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the good news about the declining positive test results was tempered with news of the first case of the South African variant of the virus that causes COVID-10 in a resident of New York State, a resident of Nassau County.
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