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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 the LOCAL news websites. A Riverhead native, she is a 2014 graduate of Stony Brook University. Email Katie/a>

Scam alert: Phone calls from Tax Department hotline numbers are actually from scam artists

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The New York State Tax Department warned residents today that that the Tax Department does not using its fraud hotline phone numbers for outgoing calls, and if those phone numbers appear on a caller ID, it's an “immediate signal” that the caller is a scam artist.

Rapidly spreading plant forms thick mat on Peconic River’s surface, could pose danger to river’s fish and plants

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Scientists have identified a prolific plant growth overspreading a portion of the Peconic River as mosquito fern, an invasive, rapidly reproducing aquatic plant that thickly covers the surface of a waterbody.

Heat advisory in effect, thunderstorms with ‘torrential rainfall’ and flash flooding possible today and tomorrow

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Soaring temperatures and stifling levels of humidity have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory for all of Suffolk County today and tomorrow.

Public art and performances debut in downtown Riverhead at tomorrow’s JumpstART event

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More than a dozen local artists have created their own public art installations for downtown Riverhead through the East End Arts JumpstART program.

Green Party group organizing on East End, invites public to ‘meet-and-greet’

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Local lovers of the environment and civil rights will band together tomorrow night for the first-ever meeting of the East End Greens in Riverhead.

First-ever North Fork TV Festival to be held at Greenport Theater this month

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The first-ever North Fork TV Festival is coming to Greenport Theater this month, showcasing advance screenings of independent television series alongside panels and discussions...

Local block parties planned tonight in Aquebogue and Wading River for annual National Night Out

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Neighborhoods all across the country will be lit up tonight for National Night Out, an anti-crime effort that has been raising crime awareness and strengthening police-community relations since 1984.

Riverhead grad sings back-up for pop artist Josh Groban at area concerts

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Michael Drozd, who is finishing up his senior year at Queens College, was hand-picked by his college choir instructor to sing at four Josh Groban concerts – one at Jones Beach in Nassau County and three in New Jersey.

Don’t drink and drive: Local party bus owner is offering free rides home from Alive on 25 tomorrow

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Dave Lotito, owner of event services company One For The Road, is offering free rides home to any address in Riverhead township via his company's party bus.

Riverhead woman, seriously injured in car accident, plans demonstration against drunk driving Monday

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After Margarita Jimenez broke her back and her neck in a serious car accident last July, the Riverhead woman wants to raise awareness about the dangers of drunk driving with a demonstration in Riverhead Monday evening.