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Dam Road closed today through Friday

Dam Road in Calverton will be closed today through Friday at 4 p.m., according to the Riverhead Police Department.

End of an era on Main Street: Balzano brothers, barbering for more than half a century, to retire: ‘It’s time for...

Barbers named Balzano have been clipping hair and shaving faces in downtown Riverhead for 62 years. But come Jan. 28, brothers Tony and Andy will be giving their last haircuts at the barbershop opened by their father Jerry in 1970, when he moved the business from the Peconic Avenue shop he opened in 1960.


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Riverhead library’s Yellow Barn restoration project gets boost from state as ongoing fundraising campaign closes in on goal

by | Nov 29, 7:44 am
Restoration of the historic Perkins Carriage House, known as the Yellow Barn, at Riverhead Free Library will be getting a $25,000 boost in state funding secured by Assembly Member Jodi Giglio.

Federal infrastructure funding of $2.25 million will help L.I. homeowners install nitrogen-reducing septic systems, Hochul announces

The funding will provide financial assistance to homeowners for the replacement of cesspools with advanced septic systems that remove nitrogen from household septic wastes.

Riverhead Town inks deal with PBMC to buy Second Street property for new Town Hall

The site, originally developed by Suffolk County National Bank, includes a three-story office building, a two-story office building, a bank branch currently leased to M&T Bank and a two-story wood frame house that has been converted to office space.

Fifty-four Riverhead High School students named AP Scholars

Fifty-four Riverhead High School students have been named AP Scholars, and three earned national recognition by the College Board for their scores on the PSAT/NMSQT exam in 2021.

‘The most wonderful time of the year’: Here’s the lineup of Riverhead’s holiday happenings

With tree lightings and the annual holiday parade and riverfront bonfire, greens sales and plenty of Santa sightings, there's something for everyone this holiday season in Riverhead. Here's the lineup.

Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance seeks donations for children hospitalized during the holidays

RVAC volunteers are asking the community to donate toys and games to help brighten the holidays for children in Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Northwell Health’s nationally ranked children's medical center for pediatric specialty and trauma care.

Bellone: Cyberattack breached county traffic agency, potentially exposing personal data of people issued moving violations over past decade

Suffolk County, still struggling to recover from a cyberattack earlier this year in which hackers reportedly stole 4 terabytes of data from county computer systems, revealed for the first time Wednesday specific information about a large-scale breach of a county network.

A new restaurant, Perla Restaurant and Bar, to open at former PeraBell location on Main Street

A new restaurant is readying to open up at the East Main Street site formerly occupied by PeraBell Food Bar.

Residents call on governor, state lawmakers to fund public water extension in Manorville

Clean water activist Adrienne Esposito organized a press conference in Manorville today, where residents gathered to demand state officials provide funding for public water in a remote area of Manorville where private wells are contaminated with toxic chemicals.

Going shopping in Riverhead on Black Friday? Here are opening times at local stores

Retail stores remain closed on Thanksgiving Day and are no longer opening in the wee hours on Black Friday. Here are opening times at local stores this Black Friday.

Riverhead’s indoor farmers market starts its winter season on Saturday

Riverhead's indoor farmers market, the largest on the East End, will feature more than 40 vendors featuring their locally sourced and hand crafted products. The market will be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through April 20.

Opinion | Editorial

Follow the money? Not in Riverhead—but why not?

by | Nov 21, 6:34 pm
Editorial: In Riverhead, the public can't "follow the money" because there are no public budget discussions by the Town Board. Everything is "discussed" in emails or in offline private meetings. Why?

Students voice concerns, new middle school assistant principal hired: school board...

Students at Riverhead High School raised their concerns about the lack of after school bus transportation and the building’s overcrowded hallways to the Board of Education during its meeting yesterday.

Fifty-four Riverhead High School students named AP Scholars

Fifty-four Riverhead High School students have been named AP Scholars, and three earned national recognition by the College Board for their scores on the PSAT/NMSQT exam in 2021.

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