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Katie Blasl

Katie Blasl
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Katie, winner of the 2016 James Murphy Cub Reporter of the Year award from the L.I. Press Club, is a reporter, editor and web developer for the LOCAL news websites. A Riverhead native, she is a 2014 graduate of Stony Brook University. Email Katie

Don’t miss Jamesport’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, starting Saturday at 2 p.m.

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The East End Emerald Society’s third annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will kick off tomorrow at 2 p.m.

Storm with ‘significant’ snowfall potential forecast for first day of spring

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A storm with potential for “significant accumulating snow” will impact the area Sunday night into Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

Budgets approved by both State Senate and Assembly would dramatically increase funding to combat heroin epidemic

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State lawmakers look to increase by up to 40 percent spending to combat the escalating heroin crisis in New York.

Maple Tree Barbecue reopens with new owners, new smokers and new vision

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Husband-and-wife duo Dennis O’Leary and Andrea Glick bought the Main Street barbecue house from longtime owner Kevin Judge last month.

Mobil gas station robbed at gunpoint, latest in string of armed hold-ups

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An employee reported that a man had robbed the gas station at gunpoint and removed an unknown amount of cash from the cash register, according to police.

Farmer’s Kitchen, new downtown shop, will sell and preserve vegetables & products from local farms

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Local farmers will soon have a new place to pickle, preserve and sell their products in downtown Riverhead.Farmer’s Kitchen, a processing facility and specialty...

Sports Authority files for bankruptcy, Riverhead store closing

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Riverhead’s Sport Authority is one of 140 stores slated to close after the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection yesterday.

One to three inches of snow forecast tonight through tomorrow afternoon

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“We’ll be on the northern edge of it, so that will keep us away from the most significant precipitation and impacts,” said David Stark, a National Weather Service meteorologist at Upton.

Yes, short-term rentals must pay county’s hotel-motel tax; public information meeting scheduled to clear up confusion

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Amid Suffolk County's crackdown on short-term rental operators who aren't paying the county's 3-percent hotel-motel tax, County Legislator Al Krupski sets public information meeting to clear up confusion.

SUV collides head-on with Riverhead Police vehicle on West Main Street, one man rushed to the hospital unconscious

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A police sergeant's SUV was westbound on Route 25 when it was involved in a head-on collision with a black SUV on the curve near Snowflake Ice Cream Wednesday afternoon.