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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

Halloween on the North Fork: 2016 guide to haunted houses, parties and events

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Your complete guide to Halloween happenings across the North Fork and surrounding areas.

New medical marijuana pills, first of their kind, to be sold at Riverhead dispensary

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Columbia Care is launching a new controlled-dose, solid-filled medical marijuana pill that will be the first of its kind in the nation.

Riverhead doctor plans trip to Haiti for post-hurricane relief, seeking donations

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Riverhead doctor Bellamy Brook will travel to Haiti later this month to provide medical treatment and deliver food and water to a village devastated by Hurricane Matthew.

Medication take-back event collects 91 pounds of prescription drugs, another event planned this weekend

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Riverhead CAP collected nearly 100 pounds of unused and expired prescription drugs during a take-back event at the town highway yard – and this weekend, they plan to collect even more.

Riverhead’s first jack o’lantern garden to feature pumpkin carving contest, spook-tacular downtown display

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A magical display of carved pumpkins will accompany this year's Halloween Fest in downtown Riverhead, which will include prizes for different pumpkin categories.

Body found in Shoreham woods identified as missing boy, death ‘appears non-criminal,’ police say

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The body of a 14-year-old Wading River boy was found in a wooded area off Royal Way in Shoreham this morning, Suffolk County Police confirmed.

With help from Kait’s Angels, young woman with rare brain disease can afford specially adapted bike

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A fundraising effort by the local nonprofit Kait's Angels has made it possible for the family of Johanna Benthal to buy a special Surrey bike, giving the 20-year-old North Fork woman with physical disabilities the chance to safely exercise.

With creepy clown sightings on Long Island, Riverhead schools and police and ‘aware and vigilant’

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Local schools and police are on alert after several reports of creepy clown sightings across Long Island this week and vague threats on social media toward Long Island schools.

The wait continues for public indoor swimming pool: SCCC fitness center still stalled a year after groundbreaking

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The community college's plans for a fitness facility that would provide the East End with its first indoor swimming pool have been delayed by building permits, a college spokesperson said.

Harlem Wizards return to Riverhead this fall, sponsorships available for local scholarship fund

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The Harlem Wizards are returning to Riverhead this fall with a performance that will pit its star-studded basketball team against teachers and staff at Riverhead schools.