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Riverhead police officer injured in crash is recovering at Stony Brook University Hospital

Riverhead Police Officer Robert Sproston, 28, who was seriously injured in a car accident Tuesday afternoon as he was responding to a police pursuit, is recovering at Stony Brook University Hospital after several hours of surgery. A GoFundMe page has been launched to help support him as he recovers.

In coronavirus crisis, food pantries face increased demand with depleted resources

Local food pantries — always struggling to feed the hungry in the Riverhead community — are bracing for a surge in demand in this time of special need, when thousands of residents have abruptly found themselves unemployed as a result of restrictions adopted by the state in its effort to halt the spread of coronavirus.

Riverhead police officer seriously injured in crash

A Riverhead Town Police officer was seriously injured in an accident on Osborn Avenue Tuesday afternoon as the officer responded to assist in the pursuit of a vehicle wanted for an incident in Southold Town. The officer was transported by ambulance to Peconic Bay Medical Center and then flown to Stony Brook University Hospital.

Riverhead police officer injured in crash on Osborn Avenue

Update- April 1: The Riverhead Town Police officer involved in the accident on Osborn Avenue yesterday is in serious but stable condition...

Riverhead urgent care center offering drive-through coronavirus tests

Riverhead's ProHEALTH urgent care center has begun to offer drive-through COVID-19 testing outside its Route 58 office.

Eight dead in coronavirus outbreak at Peconic Landing, at least 15 employees test positive

Eight residents of Peconic Landing have now died from COVID-19 as the retirement community battles an outbreak among members and staff. Peconic Landing says it currently has 10 residents and 15 employees diagnosed with coronavirus.

Temporary hospital at Stony Brook will be built by April 18, feds award construction contract: Zeldin

The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $50 million contract to build a 1,000-bed temporary hospital at Stony Brook University. Construction is expected to be completed by April 18, Rep. Lee Zeldin said.

Suffolk coronavirus update: County is ‘racing to be prepared’ for peak of outbreak, Bellone says

“Every single one of us will have an impact on how successful we are in reducing those fatalities and ultimately preventing the health care system from being overwhelmed by that surge that continues to approach." Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone urged residents to stay home and if they must go out to follow social distancing guidelines.

During coronavirus school closures, Riverhead teachers find creative ways to cheer up students stuck at home

Local teachers have staged drive-by “parades,” rallied alumni to record videos on social media and conducted school-wide campaigns to create signs with messages of encouragement for local students stuck at home.

School board elections postponed by governor until ‘at least June 1’

All school board, village board and library board elections scheduled to take place in New York in April or May have been postponed "until at least June 1," under an executive order signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo yesterday.
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