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Flash flood watch in effect Saturday

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Periods of heavy rain, combined with excessive runoff may lead to flooding of urban and poor drainage areas, the National Weather Service said.

Hearings on steep fee hikes for planning and zoning applications adjourned to May 22

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The town board held the hearings open at the request of the town's new business advisory committee.

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Easter services at local churches

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Good Friday and Easter services at churches across Riverhead Town.

Passover begins this evening

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Temple Israel of Riverhead is hosting a Passover Seder led by Rabbi Michael Rascoe tonight. Services begin at 7 p.m. followed by Seder.

Luminati’s legal troubles continue to mount

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A German company that sold a $147,000 embroidery machine to Luminati Aerospace has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the Calverton company failed to make nearly $100,000 in payments owed and seeking a money judgment and recovery of the machinery.

Planet Fitness coming to Sports Authority location, according to plans filed with town

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Planet Fitness is slated for the largest of three storefronts to be created in the 45,085-square-foot former Sports Authority store on Route 58.

Ministering to the homeless, one pair of feet at a time

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A good soak in warm water, toenail care, washing, drying and powdering and a maybe a pair or two of new socks — When you're homeless, these things are luxuries.

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Riverhead school board adopts $144.4 million operating budget for 2019-2020 school...

The proposed $144.4 million operating budget million represents a 2.88 percent spending increase over the current year's budget.

Suffolk sheriff to headline ‘Young Men on the Rise’ conference at...

Suffolk Sheriff Errol Toulon, Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce president Luis Vazquez, Transformative Educational Development Services president Marcial Gallimore, Riverhead High School social worker Antonio Diaz and Riverhead Middle School teacher Darren Dunn will lead a conference for boys at the high school April 18.

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Public meetings

  • Riverhead Landmarks Commission
    Mon, Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Wading River Fire District Commissioners
    Mon, Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    WRFD Headquarters, 1503 North Country Road, Wading River, New York 11792.

  • SWR Board of Education
    Tue, Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    SWR High School, 250B Route 25A, Shoreham NY 11786

  • RCSD Board of Education
    Tue, Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • ARB Meeting
    Wed, Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Justice, 210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Apr 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Parking District Advisory Committee
    Thu, Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • ZBA
    Thu, Apr 25 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Wed, May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Farmland Preservation Committee
    Wed, May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Town Hall

  • Special Ed PTA meeting
    Wed, May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riley Avenue Elementary School, Calverton NY 11933

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, May 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Planning Board
    Thu, May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

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

  • Town Board
    Tue, May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Conservation Advisory Committee
    Wed, May 8 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Library trustees
    Wed, May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Riverhead Free Library 330 Court St, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

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

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, May 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

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

  • Riverhead Recreation Advisory Committee
    Mon, May 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Wading River Fire District Commissioners
    Mon, May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    WRFD Headquarters, 1503 North Country Road, Wading River, New York 11792.

  • Meeting: Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association
    Mon, May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Crohan Community Center, 655 Flanders Road (Rt.24), Flanders,

  • Riverhead Agricultural Advisory Committee
    Mon, May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • SWR Board of Education
    Tue, May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    SWR High School, 250B Route 25A, Shoreham NY 11786

  • RCSD Board of Education
    Tue, May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead NY 11901

  • BID Management Association Meeting
    Wed, May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, May 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Planning Board
    Thu, May 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

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Richard F. Warner, 72

Ruth Joy Borst, 97

Joseph Anthony Pierro, 92

Marian E. Bowden, 99

Charles R. Hoeg, 85

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