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Riverhead Town to name playground at Iron Pier Beach in honor of Keri Stromski

The new “Keri Lynn Stromski Memorial Playground” will be located at Iron Pier Beach in Northville and will include a new playground, a bench and a sign honoring the location.

Sweet Tart, Main Street’s frozen yogurt café, reopens after long absence

The frozen yogurt café was closed in 2019 due to flood damage to their building, then 2020 brought the coronavirus crisis, which shut Sweet Tart down for most of the year. Owners Miyoshi and James Foster are excited to be back.

Triple Five looks to reassure Riverhead officials on Calverton land deal

In first public appearance in Riverhead Town Hall since Triple Five signed a $40 million land deal in 2018, company chairman Nader Ghermezian told the town board Triple Five wants to close as soon as the town is able.

Navy, under fire for groundwater pollution in Manorville, may use unpublicized survey to justify dissolving Grumman cleanup advisory board

The Navy is quietly conducting a survey to measure the community's 'environmental concerns' about the former Grumman site in Calverton. A Navy rep said lack of community interest may mean a 23-year-old community advisory board should be shut down.

Suffolk County traffic tickets can now be resolved online

After a pilot program implemented last fall, Suffolk County has made permanent an online program for handling moving violations returnable at the traffic violations agency in Hauppauge.

Riverhead’s first ‘Synergy’ forum provides frank discussion between community and police chief

Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller spent an hour fielding questions from the community at Riverhead's first Synergy meeting Monday night, discussing diversity in the department, body cameras and more.

Riverhead says goodbye to RASCAL program after nearly 35 years

RASCAL, an after-school program providing care for Riverhead children for nearly 35 years will not return in the fall. The Riverhead Central School District has contracted with a different agency to provide the service.

St. Isidore’s bids farewell to beloved pastor

Father Robert Kuznik has been assigned to a new parish after 13 years at the Polish Town church. The Polish Pauline Fathers have accepted the pastoral care of the parish, the Diocese of Rockville Centre announced.

With vaccinations ‘slowed dramatically,’ Cuomo teases freedom from restrictions if 70% of adults have at least one shot (as of now...

When 70% of the state’s adult population has received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, most remaining restrictions will be lifted, the governor said during a press briefing. That could come within a week, according to officials, though vaccinations have slowed dramatically.

CDC tells NY lifting mask mandate indoors in schools is ‘not advisable’ but outdoors, no masks are now required, governor says

Students in New York State can be unmasked while outdoors during the school day, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today. Masks remain mandatory indoors, he said.