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Hoping to provide incentives for developers to invest in Railroad Avenue area, Riverhead adopts new zoning

The new Railroad Avenue Urban Renewal Area Overlay District is intended to spur redevelopment of the area by providing developers with increased density and new uses, including multistory, mixed-use apartment buildings.

State opens vaccination eligibility to 3.2 million residents, though limited vaccine supply will likely mean long wait for appointment

As of today, the 3.2 million New York residents in priority group 1B can begin scheduling appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. But be prepared to wait as much as 14 weeks for the shot, the governor said, due to the "severely limited" vaccine supply the state is getting from the federal government.

Suffolk County in midst of ‘severe’ COVID outbreak, and risk of infection is ‘extreme,’ researchers say

The number of daily new COVID cases in Suffolk is 121 per 100,000 residents, which means the outbreak here is "severe," and the risk of infection is "extreme," according to the Harvard Global Health Institute. The institute says stay-at-home orders are required to suppress an outbreak where the daily new-case number is just >25 cases per 100k. Statewide, that number is currently 79 per 100k.

Has NY given up on trying to control COVID?

The man with all the answers last spring has become a man watching a frog slowly cook to death in a pot of water that's being gradually heated to boiling — and doing nothing much to turn down the heat. The best he can come up with is “Hey, I warned you.”

With surge in COVID inpatients, Suffolk’s hospital capacity dips below 20% this week

COVID hospitalizations in Suffolk this week reached a level not seen here since early May, with 840 people in the hospital with the disease on Wednesday — a day when there were 114 new COVID hospital admissions.

Protest rally set outside Riverhead Town Hall today

The police response to rioters in the Capitol on Wednesday shows white privilege in action, according to an organizer of today's protest rally in Riverhead. "There’s different rules for us Black folk," said Robert Ray.

After President condemns supporters who stormed Capitol and commits to transition of power, Zeldin says he will pursue ‘unity whenever possible’

After the President posted a video acknowledging President-elect Biden's win and pledging to focus on a smooth transition of power, Rep. Lee Zeldin issued a statement saying he would not "dwell on any doubt" but would "recommit to working towards a vigorous defense of lady liberty at all costs, and the pursuit of unity whenever possible.”

Zeldin votes against certifying election results in two contested states

“Many of my constituents have been outraged and demanding that I voiced their objections here today,” Rep. Lee Zeldin said during a debate on the House floor last night, as he argued against certifying the results of the presidential election in Arizona.

Board members apologize to late town justice’s family after scheduling snafu

Smith’s family was invited to the town board meeting on Tuesday for a presentation of a grave marker by town historian Georgette Case.

Zeldin: ‘This should never be the scene at the U.S. Capitol’

After rioters stormed and occupied the U.S. Capitol today in an unprecedented siege as 2020 Electoral College ballots were being counted in a joint session of Congress, Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) issued a statement calling for “zero tolerance for violence in any form.”
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