New Ebola screening protocols, including mandatory quarantines, in NY; two returning travelers in Suffolk being monitoredAs state steps up monitoring of West Africa travelers, and announces mandatory quarantine of people who’ve had direct contact with Ebola victims, East Moriches school district alerts parents that relatives of an employee are among those being monitored, but employee “currently poses no risk.”
- The second annual “Taste North Fork” on Veterans Day weekend will include tastings, events, discounts & live music at the wineries , as well as a free “hop on-hop off” shuttle service that will circulate throughout the North Fork, connecting wineries and the region’s historic hamlets.
- Riverhead will pursue legislation to allow the highway department to plow private roads without assuming broader responsibilities for maintenance and repairs.
- Compliance with regulations and the sustainability of agriculture on L.I. were topics of discussion at today’s forum hosted by Rep. Tim Bishop.
- More than 100 customers in RIverhead Town remain in the dark early this morning, after a Nor’easter packing wind gusts of more than 45 mph churned across the island late last night, downing trees and power lines and knocking out power in Riverhead, Aquebogue and Wading River.
- Details on proposed 2015 budgets for Riverhead, Flanders, Jamesport and Wading River fire districts, set for public hearings tonight as mandated by state law. All hearings will be held at the districts’ respective headquarters.
- Travel alert: Lane shift & closures as the first phase of the Rt. 24 repaving project gets underway between Old Riverhead Rd & Birch Ave in Flanders.
- Nineteen Suffolk homeowners will receive free advanced wastewater treatment systems valued at $15,000 plus free maintenance for five years, in a lottery that’s part of the county’s state-of-the-art septic demonstration program.
- Riverhead BID officials are still looking for a home for the indoor farmers’ market, which is supposed to begin the first Saturday in November. Last winter’s location is not likely going to be available because the building owner is set to sign a lease with a dollar store, according to BID president Ray Pickersgill.
- Dr. Carl Czajkowski wanted his funeral to be a celebration of his rich life, his daughter said.
- Similarity in early Ebola and flu symptoms will overwhelm hospital screening capabilities if Ebola becomes active outside of W. Africa, PBMC president Andrew Mitchell warns, as governor outlines preparedness plans and L.I. congressman demands action by Homeland Security.
- Vines and Hops, which opened on E. Main St. about a year ago, is struggling to survive, its owner said. He says there are still too few businesses open after 5 p.m. to create the synergy necessary for them to thrive.
- The creator of the Providence, Rhode Island event that Riverhead was trying to mimic noticed — and wants to bring Waterfire to downtown Riverhead himself.
- An international real estate & business development firm & a company founded by former Gov. George Pataki are interested in marketing the EPCAL site and will meet with the Riverhead Town Board Thursday, Oct. 16.
- Nineteen rental apartments, including studios, one- and two-bedroom units, are being offered at rents between $895 and $1,528 per month. The second floor apartments are located above Maximus Health Club, Goldberg’s Bagels, and two currently empty storefronts, one of which has been leased to the Riverhead Flower Shop.