Morning, Riverhead! Diane Witek here, it's Thursday, so let's get you started with everything you need to know going on today in town.
First, today's weather:
Mostly sunny and cold. High: 29, low: 24.
Here are the top stories today in Riverhead:
Looking for a job that offers fun, one-of-a-kind work experiences that you never forget? Then Splish Splash is for you! The park is offering starting salaries as high as $19 per hour for the more than 800 positions available. The park says it wants to hire across all departments and is now accepting applications for positions such as lifeguards, food service, retail, park services and more. (News 12 Westchester)
The State Office of Cannabis Management will host a “Cannabis Conversations” virtual event for the Long Island region on Thursday, Feb. 17 from 6 to 7 p.m. Registration links to each of the upcoming meetings are posted on the Office of Cannabis Management’s Eventbrite website. (RiverheadLOCAL)
Long Island Restaurant Week: You have until Sunday to take advantage of fine dining in and around Riverhead at affordable prices. Prix-fixe dinners and lunch are available! So, make your reservations early and enjoy! (Long Island Restaurant News)
A statewide mask mandate remains in effect after an appeals court judge issued a stay following a ruling by a Nassau County Supreme Court judge Monday that declared Gov. Kathy Hochul's mask protocols unconstitutional.
The state immediately filed an appeal and New York State Attorney General Letitia James filed a motion to stay the ruling. On Tuesday afternoon, Justice Robert J. Miller, New York State appeals court judge, granted a stay; another hearing is slated for Friday. (Patch)
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Today in Riverhead:
From my notebook:
Suffolk County Sheriff's Office: "During the pre-holiday season, Sheriff Toulon and Commissioner Ryder placed a wager to see which agency could collect more clothing articles. The Nassau County Police Department was victorious, so Sheriff Toulon agreed to wear a NCPD shirt." (Facebook) (Website)
Spirit's Promise Equine Rescue Program: "'The closer one gets to embodying their true self in front of the horse the more affirmation they receive, in the form of gentle nuzzles and cheek grazes. If someone retreats into their head and moves further from their truth, the horse will let them know with a bump, a flick of the tail, or complete disconnection.' - Marisa Striano, founder & CEO of Spirit’s Promise." (Facebook) (Website)
East End Women's Network - EEWN: "In this fast-paced session, veteran business development consultant, Adrian Miller, will take a close look at sales and business development in the COVID-19 era. Make no mistake about it, many-core sales components remain firmly in place." (Facebook) (Website)
East End Food Market: "Due to the inclement weather predicted for this Saturday, we have decided to close the Market this Saturday, Jan. 22. But don’t worry, you will still be able to shop all your favorite vendors through our Virtual Farmers Market!" (Instagram)
Nextdoor Neighbor, Kennys: "Looking for an apartment on a North Fork for a close friend. She works with mentally challenged children and sings at my church and is a wonderful person. She needs an apartment that doesn’t have stairs to get into apartment." (Nextdoor)
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Now you're in the loop and ready to head out the door on this Thursday. See you all tomorrow for another update!
— Diane Witek
About me: Impassioned Writer, Website Designer, Social Media Marketer and newly proclaimed Baker. Lover of nature and animals of all kinds.