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Riverhead Library's "Battle of the Books" team recognized for strong showing in competition

Members of Riverhead Free Library's "Battle of the Books" team were feted by library and town officials yesterday in a ceremony at the library. Riverhead's team, comprising children entering grades ...

Photos: American Legion honors former commander at 20th annual pig roast

The Riverhead American Legion Post 273 honored its former longtime commander Larry Judd by naming its pavilion "The Laurence Judd Pavilion" during a ceremony kicking off the post's 20th annual pig roa...

Riverhead Rotary welcomes Chilean exchange student

Among the new faces at Riverhead High School this year is that of 16-year-old Chilean Raimundo Sandoval, a Riverhead Rotary Club exchange student who arrived in town last month. Raimundo, an 11th gr...

Photos: Lawnmower races in Riverhead

Riverhead Elks Lodge held its third lawnmower race event of the summer on Sunday. A large crowd gathered at the lodge for the races, a summer event dating back to 2002. When a bunch of guys sitting ...

Cuomo fetes local wine, food industry at Harvest East End event in Cutchogue

East End winemakers and chefs came together Saturday night at McCall's Vineyard and Ranch in Cutchogue for 2014: HARVEST East End: The Food + Wine Classic. The fifth annual event, organized by Dan's...

‘Walk for Alzheimer’s’ marches down Main Street

The fight against Alzheimer’s disease made its way through downtown Riverhead as the annual ‘Walk for Alzheimer’s’ stepped off in front of the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center Saturd...

Young dancers reach for the stars at prestigious summer programs

With television reality shows such as "Dance Moms" taking a glimpse into the intensely competitive world of professional dance — as well a...

Skydiving for Michael — and the Brendan House

Several of Michael Hubbard's friends and family members did something for him today that he can't do for himself. They jumped out of an airp...

'Never, ever give up hope'

Nancy Reyer of Riverhead was honored as "caregiver of the year" by New Beginnings Community Center at its annual summer gala held last night...

Up for the challenge: Love Lane Kitchen staff takes icy bath

Fifteen members of the staff of Love Lane Kitchen in Mattituck rose to the challenge laid down by Johanna Benthal, of Jamesport, whose older...

Jamesport girl inspires restaurant staff to take the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS awareness

The staff of Love Lane Kitchen will be soaking themselves for a good cause Wednesday night as they take on the Ice Bucket Challenge. Over ...

Kiwanis collegians clean up overgrown Riverhead park

The Sound Avenue Nature Preserve got spruced up this weekend, thanks to the efforts of a group of college students from across the state who...

Hoops for peace: Riverhead's 'Stop the Violence' basketball tournament

Six teams battled for supremacy on the basketball court this weekend in Riverhead's annual "Stop the Violence" tournament, which ended in a ...

NFAWL unveils plans for new shelter facility in Riverhead

Supporters of the effort to relocate the Riverhead Town animal shelter turned out for a North Fork Animal Welfare League fundraiser last nig...

New alumni theater troupe presents 'Plaza Suite' at McGann-Mercy

The Trinity Theatre Company presents the Neil Simon comedy "Plaza Suite" this weekend and next at at McGann-Mercy High School. Several alu...

Bocce, anyone? Riverhead town opens courts, eyes league

Riverhead Town now boasts two brand-spanking-new bocce courts, ready for competitive play. The town recreation department sited the courts...

Riverhead celebrates 'National Night Out'

The Riverhead Police Department kicked off its celebration of the 29th annual National Night Out yesterday afternoon during the town board's...

'Road Reapers' hold rally in Riverhead

The Road Reapers Motorcycle Club held its annual summer rally at the Elks Lodge in Riverhead yesterday, drawing hundreds of bikers and suppo...

Honoring Barbara Tocci's 'Random Acts of Kindness'

About 100 motorcycles formed a caravan yesterday in a ride from Flanders to Hampton Bays and back in memory of two members of the Tocci fami...

Hundreds swim, bike and run in third annual Riverhead Rocks Triathlon

Tim Steiskal of Naugatuck, Conn. says he looks forward to the Riverhead Rocks Triathlon more than any other race on Long Island. Small won...

Photos: Steak Night at Polish Hall

Friends and family of cancer survivor George Luce celebrated Thursday night at Polish Hall's Steak Night, after Luce got a cancer-free bill ...

Photos: Cruise night on the riverfront

Classic car cruise night on the Peconic Riverfront drew the biggest crowd of the season last night, as classic car enthusiasts turned out in...

'The Wedding Singer' delivers rocking good time at NFCT

The curtain rose on the North Fork Community Theatre's 44th Youth On Stage production, "The Wedding Singer," Thursday night — and the show...

Ready, set — paddle! Riverhead hosts Second Annual Paddle Battle L.I.

The second annual Paddle Battle L.I. took place on the Peconic River today, drawing more than 150 stand-up paddle board enthusiasts and kaya...
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