Hello, neighbors! It's me again, your host of the North Fork Daily.
First, today's weather:
Breezy in the afternoon. High: 46 Low: 31.
Here are the top three stories today in North Fork:
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Christmas Eve that health care workers who test positive for COVID-19 can return to work in seven days with a negative test instead of 10. (Patch)
A person was shot and killed in a home invasion in North Sea on Christmas morning. Around 8:46 a.m., a 911 call came in and responding officers found a person deceased with a gunshot wound. (Patch)
The Star Confectionery is a Riverhead luncheonette that dates from 1911. Owner Anthony Meras is the third generation to run the historical eatery. (CBS New York)
Today in North Fork:
Farms Across America – National Small Artworks Exhibition and Sale, noon to 5 p.m., Alex Ferrone Gallery, 25425 Main Rd., Cutchogue
From my notebook:
Suffolk County's seven-day average positivity rate hit 13.2 percent on Saturday. (New York State Department of Health)
Riverhead High School varsity cheerleaders have qualified for this year’s national competition in Orlando, Florida and are fundraising for the trip, estimated to cost $30,000 to $35,000. (RiverheadLOCAL)
The North Fork Animal Welfare League introduces Keeva who spent months in a shelter after being rescued from cruelty and neglect and is now off to foster care. (Facebook)
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