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National Weather Service Forecast
Tuesday, September 2

Today Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.
Tonight Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Some storms may produce heavy rainfall. Humid with lows in the upper 60s.
Wednesday Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night Clear. Lows around 60.
Thursday Sunny. Highs around 80.
Thursday Night Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s.

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LATEST NEWS

Riverhead Police: Man robbed at knifepoint on Third Street

Riverhead Police are looking for three men who robbed another man at knifepoint on Third Street in downtown Riverhead last night. Police said the victim, a Hispanic mal...

Labor Day 2014: holiday closings and information

Labor Day is a federal and state holiday in New York. Closed for Labor Day: government offices, including Riverhead Town Hall courts the U.S. post office (no m...

Riverhead extends Thursday downtown 'cruise nights' through September

Riverhead's classic car 'cruise night' will continue through the month of September. The popular Thursday night event on the Peconic Riverfront was scheduled to end for...

Special delivery at the Vail-Leavitt: a Steinway, with love from a friend

If passersby begin to hear ragtime jazz piano echoing inside the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall in downtown Riverhead when the stage is dark, it may be the spirits of legen...

Summer 2014 on Long Island: Where's the heat?

No cooling centers. No extended beach hours. No oppressive humidity. No heat advisories. No ozone alerts. Yes, the summer of 2014 will be remembered as one of pleasant, s...

Riverhead drafts rules to regulate flyboarding

Riverhead officials are considering new code provisions to regulate flyboarding, a water sport brought to Riverhead by James Bissett IV at the Treasure Cove Marina on Eas...

Bob's Discount Furniture opens in Riverhead

Bob's Discount Furniture celebrated its grand opening in Riverhead today with a ribbon cutting and the presentation of checks totaling $10,000 to local schools. Company...

Renewable energy advocates pan PSEG's 'Utility 2.0' plan

PSEG's 'Utility 2.0' long-range plan is a welcome step in the right direction away from fossil fuel dependence, but it doesn't go far enough, renewable energy advocates t...

Fire destroys delivery van in Riverhead Wednesday afternoon

An engine fire charred a delivery van on Gatewood just south of Route 58 shortly before 2 o'clock this. Former Riverhead fire chief Gio Woodson was first on the scene a...

Riverhead cops: Roosevelt man surrenders on counterfeit money charges

  A Roosevelt man is facing forgery charges in connection with his alleged use of counterfeit money to purchase lottery tickets at the Citgo gas station in Calvert...
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

Riverhead school district officials say they are working to improve high school graduation rates, which Superintendent Nancy Carney calls "unacceptable": 74 percent for all students, well below the state standard of 80 percent. The numbers are much w...

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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IN MY OPINION

Letter: A heartfelt thanks from Butch Langhorn

At this time, I would like to thank all that participated in the home going of my wife Linda Langhorn. From the time of diagnosis with Dr. Lowry at Sloane Kettering Cancer Center, Manhattan, NY to Dr....
NATURAL LIVING

Nothing says Sunday morning like bacon in the frying pan

Alarm clocks are my nemesis. We are slaves to an alarm six days out of every week. And my husband insists on using the old school, painfully obnoxious variety that jars me awake violently each morning...
IN THE KITCHEN

Spicing things up in the kitchen

The unofficial end of summer is here. I have been busy getting my butt kicked inside a kitchen for the last four months and I don't think I am any tanner than I was back in April. Don't get me wrong, I love every minute of it...
LIFE ON PURPOSE

Running: lessons from a 5K race

I did it! I completed the 5K run sponsored by the Jamesport Fire Department! Notice that I said “finished” — not ran. I kept moving the entire time, but towards the end, I walked a few hundred feet before I started back to finish the race running....
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

Monarchs' new football coach: sizing up the task at hand

As the second half of two-a-days at McGann-Mercy High School took its course Wednesday, many parents lined up along the fence of the baseball field and watched the newly appointed coach at work. Some ...

Football preview: new weight room, lineup and attitude for Blue Waves

"This is the first time the district paid for a piece of weight equipment in my 17 years here," said a still-in-shock Leif Shay, head football coach at Riverhead, as he walked around his new state-of-...

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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