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Social distancing, spatchcocking and other reasons why this Thanksgiving is different

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Thanksgiving will be different at our house this year — starting with a change of venue, because social distancing won't work at our house, built when "cozy" was good. And that's just the beginning.

Riverhead police sobriety checkpoints net four Thanksgiving eve arrests

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Four people were arrested at sobriety checkpoints conducted by Riverhead Town Police last night.

COVID admissions at Riverhead hospital more than double in past week

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“The way it’s going right now, it’s looking like March all over again,” PBMC president and CE0 Andrew Mitchell said today, as COVID infections and hospitalizations rise ini Riverhead and across Suffolk County.

State to hold virtual public hearings Tuesday on proposed 36-MW solar facility in Calverton

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The NYS Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment will hold virtual public hearings Tuesday at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on the proposal of sPower to build a 36-megawatt solar power facility on approximately 252 acres in Calverton. People interested in making a statement must register by Friday at 5 p.m.

Riverhead’s COVID ‘yellow zone’ restrictions take effect today

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Some new restrictions on businesses, houses of worship and social gatherings take effect today in the Riverhead 'precautionary yellow zone' focus area.

State releases map for Riverhead & Hampton Bays micro-cluster zones

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The Riverhead micro-cluster zone takes in the central portion of the Riverhead hamlet south of Sound Avenue, principally between Horton Avenue on the west and Cross River Drive on the east. The zone juts west south of Middle Road between Osborn Avenue and Mill Road. The Riverhead yellow zone also takes in part of Northampton, Riverside and part of Flanders in the Town of Southampton.

More schools in Riverhead temporarily move to remote-only instruction after 13 new COVID cases reported

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Riverhead High School and Riley Avenue Elementary School will move to remote-only instruction beginning Tuesday, following onsite COVID-19 testing conducted in the school district today,

Memorializing the Big Duck’s original roost in Riverhead

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A historic marker now stands on the West Main Street site that is the original home of the Big Duck, an iconic roadside attraction that has been synonymous with the hamlet of Flanders for generations.

Part of Riverhead, Hampton Bays designated COVID-19 ‘yellow zone,’ bringing new restrictions

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Part of Riverhead and Hampton Bays have been designated a COVID-19 “yellow zone” micro-cluster, bringing a number of new restrictions on business, schools and social gatherings, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this morning.

Virus surge means ‘parts of Suffolk’ could face new restrictions, Cuomo says

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Cuomo did not say which parts of the county are headed for micro-cluster designation, but his slide showing 'Highest Rates in New York State' includes three Suffolk hamlets. Hamlets singled out by county executive last week —Riverhead and Hampton Bays — not listed.
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