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Hearing on Riverhead Ciderhouse application is postponed

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A public hearing on the site plan application of Riverhead Ciderhouse had to be postponed by the Riverhead Planning Board last night because the applicant failed to file affidavits of posting and mailing notices of the hearing.

Riverhead’s graduation rates drop slightly overall in 2022, but rise for certain groups

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Riverhead High School’s four-year graduation rate dropped slightly in 2022 to 81%, below the state average of 87%, while the graduation rate for English language learners jumped from 49% in 2021 to 59% in 2022.

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‘Dangerously cold’ air expected to settle over region Friday night into early Saturday — weather advisory issued

by | Feb 2, 5:22 pm
A blast of arctic weather is headed this way Friday night into Saturday morning as a “ dangerously cold air mass” settles over the region, bringing with it wind chill values that may fall to as low as 15 below zero.

Riverhead FD makes ‘good stop’ of house fire off Merritts Pond Wednesday night; firefighter treated at hospital for burn injury

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Firefighters quickly knocked down a blaze at a house on Peninsula Path last night. A family of four was safely evacuated but one firefighter was taken to the hospital for treatment of a burn injury, the Riverhead fire chief said.

Suffolk Theater five-story, mixed-use addition and four-story, mixed-use building on McDermott Avenue to receive preliminary site plan approvals

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The Riverhead Town Board is ready to approve the preliminary site plans for a five-story mixed-use addition to the Suffolk Theater and a four-story mixed-use building on McDermott Avenue. The board will vote to approve the plans next week.

Riverhead aims to make downtown more ‘family friendly’ with new zoning and laws to crack down on unwanted behavior

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Riverhead is hoping to make its downtown area more “family friendly” with changes to town code that will ban certain uses in a new overlay district and beef up the town’s existing “Zero Tolerance Zone” rules, creating new offenses with criminal penalties and increasing penalties for some violations already on the books. 

Police: Woman used stolen credit card at Riverhead retail stores, wanted for grand larceny

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The suspect used a stolen credit card to make purchases at Best Buy and Michaels, both located at 1440 Old Country Road, on Dec. 28, according to police.

Coffee with a Cop and Senator Anthony Palumbo

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Residents are invited to share a cup of coffee with State Sen. Anthony Palumbo and Riverhead Town Police officers next Friday morning...

Black History Month events in Riverhead include an exhibit about the Harlem Renaissance and a screening of the film ‘Selma’

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An exhibit focusing on the storied era of the Harlem Renaissance and a screening and discussion of the film 'Selma' are events taking place during Black History Month at Riverhead Free Library.

Riverhead named to Forbes’ top 50 travel destinations in 2023

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Riverhead is one of 11 U.S. destinations named to the Forbes top 50 destinations list this year. Here's what Forbes had to say about the town at the head of the Peconic River.

Rebranded and refreshed, Riverhead’s par-3 Sandy Pond Golf Course to reopen under new ownership March 1

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The nine-hole, par-3 Sandy Pond Golf Course on Roanoke Avenue, a mainstay in Riverhead for more than half a century, has been purchased by Brian Stark and Earl Truland, who are already working on upgrades and plan to add a mini-golf course and a new clubhouse on the 18-acre site.

Cops: Two teens critically injured in single-car crash on Sound Avenue early Monday morning

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Both driver, age 18, and his 16-year-old passenger are in critical condition at Stony Brook University Hospital after a crash that occurred just before 12:30 a.m., Riverhead Police said in a press release

Parents file suit against Riverhead school district over COVID mask mandate last winter

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Riverhead Central School District has been sued by two parents for requiring students to wear masks in schools after a Nassau judge last January ruled the State Health Department’s mask mandate “null, void and unenforceable as a matter of law.” The ruling never took effect due to an appellate court stay pending the state's appeal and was later made moot when the state lifted the mandate after the winter COVID surge subsided.

Opinion | Editorial

Our first responders are heroes — and Riverhead needs to work to keep them.

by | Jan 29, 9:11 am
This is a good time to reflect on the looming crisis we face as a community where affordable housing and jobs that pay a living wage are increasingly scarce.

Riverhead’s graduation rates drop slightly overall in 2022, but rise for...

Riverhead High School’s four-year graduation rate dropped slightly in 2022 to 81%, below the state average of 87%, while the graduation rate for English language learners jumped from 49% in 2021 to 59% in 2022.

Riverhead High School, looking to improve grad rates, to begin night...

Riverhead High School will begin a night school program next month to allow students who have dropped out to complete their degree on an evening schedule.

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Gloria A. Darin, 97

Danny Drobny, 57

Carol Marie Talmage, 90

Joan K. Brown, 86

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