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National Weather Service Forecast
Friday, August 29

Today Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.
Tonight Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s.
Saturday Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.
Saturday Night Partly to mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.
Sunday Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Humid with highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Sunday Night Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 70. Chance of rain 50 percent.

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Riverhead drafts rules to regulate flyboarding

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Riverhead cops: Roosevelt man surrenders on counterfeit money charges

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Riverhead parolee facing felony assault charge

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OUR SCHOOLS

Teachers union welcomes Riverhead's Class of 2027

Members of the Class of 2027 got a Blue Wave welcome Wednesday from the Riverhead Central Faculty Association. The teachers union hosted an ice cream social at Riverhead Free Library, where incoming kindergarteners had a chance to meet new classmat...

Administrators unveil Riverhead's plans to fix low high school graduation rate

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Riverhead cadets graduate Leadership Academy, gear up for new year

One hundred and forty three Navy JROTC students from throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, recently graduated on July 11, in ceremonies on Nimitz Field, Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport, and earned their silver aigui...

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