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Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus confirmed in new mosquito samples in Manorville

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County health officials announced Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus was confirmed in five new mosquito samples in Manorville and West Nile virus was confirmed in 22 mosquito samples throughout Suffolk, including Riverhead.

County plans more aerial spraying in Manorville-Calverton area Monday night

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After additional mosquito samples tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus, county schedules more spraying for Manorville-Calverton area.

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Polish Town readies for 45th annual street fair this weekend

by | Aug 16, 3:47 pm
It’s a perennial favorite in Riverhead — a giant open air market where visitors can enjoy Polish food and music while browsing hundreds of booths featuring every kind of merchandise imaginable. The 45th annual Polish Town Street Fair takes place this weekend in Polish Town USA, hosted by the Polish Town Civic Association. The street […]

Police hate crimes unit seeks vandals who defaced Catholic shrine in Manorville

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Police said vandals spray-painted symbols and letters on walls, benches and walkways at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island in Manorville earlier this month.
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Alcohol sales check at Alive on 25: all vendors in compliance, police say

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Riverhead Town Police said a liquor sales compliance check at the Alive on 25 event last night found all locations in compliance with the law.

Nancy Gassert: ‘blue and white, through and through’

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Former school board member and past president Nancy Gassert of Riverhead died Aug. 15 at age 74.

PSEG-LI warns residents against scammers: increasingly sophisticated schemes being used

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Sophisticated scammers posing as PSEG-Long Island representatives are finding new ways to trick customers into giving them money or personal information, the utility warns.

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Riverhead ELL students participate in summer partnership with Stony Brook University

Riverhead Central School District and Stony Brook University partnered together this summer to offer a science program for English language learners.

Riverhead athletes earn excellence award

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association has recognized Riverhead High School as a 2018-2019 Scholar-Athlete School of Excellence.

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Public meetings

  • Special Board of Ed meeting
    Mon, Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    700 Osborn Avenue, Riverhead, New York

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Mon, Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Jamesport Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jamesport Fire House, 25 Manor Lane, Jamesport NY 11947

  • BID Management Association Meeting
    Wed, Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Aug 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Parking District Advisory Committee
    Thu, Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • ZBA
    Thu, Aug 22 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Landmarks Commission
    Mon, Aug 26 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Wading River Fire District Commissioners
    Mon, Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    WRFD Headquarters, 1503 North Country Road, Wading River, New York 11792.

  • SWR Board of Education
    Tue, Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    SWR High School, 250B Route 25A, Shoreham NY 11786

  • RCSD Board of Education
    Tue, Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • ARB Meeting
    Wed, Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Justice, 210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Aug 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead IDA meeting
    Mon, Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Town Board
    Wed, Sep 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Wed, Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Farmland Preservation Committee
    Wed, Sep 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Town Hall

  • Special Ed PTA meeting
    Wed, Sep 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riley Avenue Elementary School, Calverton NY 11933

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Sep 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Recreation Advisory Committee
    Mon, Sep 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Wading River Fire District Commissioners
    Mon, Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    WRFD Headquarters, 1503 North Country Road, Wading River, New York 11792.

  • Meeting: Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association
    Mon, Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Crohan Community Center, 655 Flanders Road (Rt.24), Flanders,

  • Riverhead Agricultural Advisory Committee
    Mon, Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • SWR Board of Education
    Tue, Sep 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    SWR High School, 250B Route 25A, Shoreham NY 11786

  • RCSD Board of Education
    Tue, Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Conservation Advisory Committee
    Wed, Sep 11 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Library trustees
    Wed, Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Riverhead Free Library 330 Court St, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

  • Flanders Fire District meeting
    Wed, Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Flanders Fire House located at 19 Firehouse Lane, Flanders

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Sep 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Zoning Board of Appeals
    Thu, Sep 12 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Jamesport Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jamesport Fire House, 25 Manor Lane, Jamesport NY 11947

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Obituaries

Frederick G. Johnson, 79

Betty L. McCabe, 81

Earl W. Seymore, 59

Eleanor Regina Scholtz, 93

Lois L. Dunne, 77

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