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Thursday, August 21

Today Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
Tonight Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 60s.
Friday Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 70s.
Friday Night Cloudy with a chance of sprinkles. Lows in the lower 60s.
Saturday Mostly cloudy with a chance of sprinkles in the morning...then partly sunny in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s.
Saturday Night Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s.

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LATEST NEWS

Young dancers reach for the stars at prestigious summer programs

With television reality shows such as "Dance Moms" taking a glimpse into the intensely competitive world of professional dance — as well as the dreams, dedication, and ...

Riverhead Town Board wrap-up: Aug. 19

After a contentious start to the Riverhead Town Board meeting Tuesday (see separate story) board members got down to the business on the published agenda. Public hearin...

Video: Firefighters and EMS conduct heavy rescue drill

Volunteer firefighters and emergency medical services personnel from six local departments, the Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps and a Suffolk County Police aviation u...

Driver uninjured in crash with pole, tree in Calverton

The driver of a Mercedes ML 350 was uninjured after he crashed on Oakleigh Avenue in Calverton this morning shortly after 10 a.m. The man was southbound when he veered ...

Drugs, illegal rentals, squatters: Calverton mobile home park residents sound off

Riverhead town officials have failed to adequately address numerous criminal and town code violation complaints at a Calverton mobile home park, according to residents wh...

Riverhead cops: Shots fired last night in 'gang-related' retaliation

Shots were fired at a house on Sigal Avenue Tuesday night in an incident Riverhead Police are calling gang-related. Police said they received a call from a resident at ...

Dr. 'Dan' Damianos, owner, founder of Pindar Vineyards, passes away

A giant in the North Fork wine industry has passed away.A staffer at Pindar Winery in Peconic confirmed Tuesday morning, Dr. Herodotus "Dan" Damianos, 83, died on Monday ...

Riverhead Raceway's only female champion added to track's 'Wall of Fame'

With "Dynamite" Dan Turbush behind the wheel, racing champion Peggy Smith rode her last lap around the quarter-mile oval at Riverhead Raceway as a passenger in a golf car...

Local ALS patients take the Ice Bucket Challenge

Everyone's doing it: The Ice Bucket Challenge is red hot right now, blazing across social media with thousands of videos depicting everyone from Lady Gaga to someone's gr...

Two-car crash on Main Road at CR 105 sends one man to hospital

One person was injured in a two-car crash at the intersection of County Road 105 and Main Road in Riverhead this afternoon. A Honda convertible southbound on CR 105 was...
OUR SCHOOLS

Learning to lead: local fifth grader takes trip to nation's capital

Local fifth grader Madison Stromski recently attended the 2014 Envision Leadership National Youth Convention. The conference, according to their website, serves as an opportunity for students in grades 5 through 7 to "make new discoveries about their...

"Plaza Suite" by Neil Simon to be performed at Mercy

McGann-Mercy is pleased to announce that several alumni members of the McGann-Mercy Theatre Company, as well as Mr. Kelly, McGann-Mercy teacher and faculty moderator/director/producer of the company, have joined forces to form the Trinity Theatre Com...

RHS fourth quarter Honor Roll, 2014

Congratulations to these Riverhead High School students who earned spots on the fourth quarter High Honor Roll and Honor Roll:   High Honor Roll Honor Roll Dayanna AlvarezStephanie AmbrosioMark AndrejackChristian Bar...

latestblogs

IN MY OPINION

Suffolk sheriff calls for criminal justice system reform, education

New York State taxpayers spend more than $2.7 billion each year on state prison expenditures. This price tag doesn’t even include the cost of incarcerating individuals in local jails. Suffolk County...
NATURAL LIVING

My own brand of 'crazy'

I've been writing this blog for a couple of years now. It started out as a way for me to offer hints and tips, from my own life, to help others live a natural lifestyle on the cheap. Somehow, in the l...
LIFE ON PURPOSE

Yes, the 'end times' are near

It’s hard to watch the news these days. Sometimes I feel like I’m watching a frightening movie play out on a big screen. Everywhere we look around the world, there are profound human tragedies and loss of life through violence, disease and natural dis...
IN THE KITCHEN

Live from New York: the perfect egg sandwich

Hello! Chef Dad here! Chef Kayleigh has way too much on her plate this week, so before she turns to toast I thought I’d better make a menu substitution. Being a chef is not all glitz and glam  – don’t let th...
BITS AND PIECES

Prisoners of our own dissatisfaction

“Most people are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” So said our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. I agree with his assessment. Happiness comes from within. However, it is a paradox. Most of us strive to be happy, but are we really ever sati...
SPORTS

Upbeat Riverhead soccer coach: 'These kids can do it.'

The road to the playoffs begins now. That’s the mindset of Riverhead’s boys soccer coach Lamine Traore and it’s never changed. This man is committed. You’d have to dig deep into the archiv...
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