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State of emergency

NYC drops lawsuits against Riverhead, Suffolk and other counties brought over emergency orders blocking relocation of migrants

by Sep 14, 2023
New York City has discontinued the actions it filed against the Town of Riverhead and the County of Suffolk and most of the other counties it sued in June, seeking to invalidate their emergency orders banning the relocation of migrants and asylum-seekers to their jurisdictions.

Riverhead amends emergency order to remove references to migrants, asylum seekers

by Jul 21, 2023
Facing a legal challenge from New York City, Riverhead Town’s most recent emergency order removes all reference to asylum seekers and migrants in its language.

Aguiar attacks NYC lawsuit in new executive order, as town readies it legal defense

by Jun 26, 2023
Supervisor Yvette Aguiar went on the attack in her most recent executive order extending the state of emergency barring housing asylum-seekers in Riverhead motels and shelters.

Riverhead supervisor declares state of emergency, issues order barring local facilities from housing migrants/asylum-seekers

by May 17, 2023
Reacting to reports of an impending “high influx” of undocumented migrants being sent to Riverhead from New York City, Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar declared a state of emergency Tuesday night.

Citing ‘warning signs’ of winter surge and new coronavirus variant, Gov. Kathy Hochul declares state of emergency in New York

by Nov 27, 2021
The omicron variant has not yet been detected in New York, but “it’s coming,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said yesterday. Citing the new variant and "warning signs" of a winter surge, including COV1D-19 transmission rates the state has not seen since April 2020, the governor declared a new statewide state of disaster emergency.

NY’s state of emergency to end, Cuomo says, citing ‘dramatic progress’ against COVID-19

by Jun 24, 2021
New Yorkers are "getting back on track and starting to live life once again," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said yesterday, as he announced the COVID-19 emergency order, set to expire at midnight June 24, would not be renewed.

Riverhead eases COVID restrictions

by May 27, 2021
Under the latest emergency order issued by the town supervisor, all town buildings and facilities are now open to the public and town board meetings will resume their normal schedule, with the second meeting each month taking place at 6 p.m.

Riverhead supervisor extends emergency restrictions through Oct. 31

by Oct 11, 2020
The state of emergency has been extended in the Town of Riverhead, where town buildings and facilities remain either closed or open on a limited basis through the end of the month, Supervisor Yvette Aguiar announced Friday.

State lawmakers look to limit governor’s executive authority during emergencies

by May 27, 2020
Assembly Republicans, including North Fork Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo, have introduced legislation that would limit the governor’ executive authority during states of emergency and allow county executives more power over state of emergency declarations in their counties. Palumbo has also called for a quicker easing of business restrictions.

Riverhead emergency order is extended

by May 23, 2020
Here's the latest update from the Town of Riverhead, including information about beaches, parks, town government reopening preparations, meetings and more.