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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>

When fake bomb is tossed into NYPD van, Riverhead grad heroically tries to save ‘as many people as possible’

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Peter Cybulski, a 2009 Riverhead grad, was sitting in a parked patrol car in Times Square last night when a man pulled up beside him, threw a package into the car's window, and zoomed away.

Pokémon Go gets local youth outdoors – and through the doors of local businesses

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A wildly popular new mobile game is not only getting young people out of the house – it's also getting them through the doors of local businesses.

Riverhead skate park damages worse than expected, opening delayed until end of July due to additional repairs

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Damage to the skate park's infrastructure was more extensive than either the parks department or the repair company anticipated. Total repairs costs are now estimated at around $90,000, up from $49,000.

Riverhead’s Alive on 25 street festival debuts this Thursday with outdoor dining, band stages on Main Street

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Riverhead's new summer street festival will kick off this Thursday evening with outdoor street dining at downtown restaurants, pop-up musical festival performances, artist exhibitions and plenty of family friendly activities.

Newsday will remain in the hands of Cablevision’s founding family, in deal announced today

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Less than a month after the newspaper's parent company Cablevision was sold to Netherlands-based media company Altice, an entity led by Patrick Dolan has acquired 75 percent of Newsday Media Group.

New wildlife identification sign for downtown riverfront boardwalk will be designed by Riverhead grad

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“The Peconic Estuary is a super unique ecosystem with lots of wildlife, and it's in the heart of downtown,” said Holly Williams, who graduated from Riverhead High School in 2011. “People are there all the time. It's a good opportunity for them to learn about what they see there.”

Road closures in effect for funeral services of Wading River Fire commissioner and ex-chief, Thomas Lateulere

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Funeral arrangements for Wading River Fire Department's ex-chief Thomas Lateulere are prompting road closures this week in Wading River due to the anticipated high volume of traffic.

Where to watch Fourth of July fireworks on the North Fork this year

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Here are seven places to watch 2016 Fourth of July fireworks in Riverhead and on the North Fork this year.

Former Southampton Councilman Brad Bender sentenced to 2 years in prison following felony drug charge

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Former Southampton Town Councilman Brad Bender, who pleaded guilty to a felony drug charge last November, was sentenced today to 24 months in prison and three years probation.

Garden sanctuary creates a special place to honor the memory of a beloved friend

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Downtown Riverhead's community garden is receiving a new pergola in Linda Langhorn's name, thanks to the craftsmanship of a few of the gardeners and the fundraising efforts of Linda's loved ones.