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Election 2021 local voters guide

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Here's a rundown of the races in this year's General Election, with a focus on Riverhead Town. Early voting is underway and continues through Oct. 31.

Halloween Fest ’21: Coffin Races draw a crowd

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The 'Back to the Future' team — York Fife, Jack Bartolo, Landon Zaleski, Quinn Stromski and Justin Lopresti — motoring in the DeLorean Time Machine, won the Ghoulies Division and took home a $150 prize.

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Riverhead man, 19, charged in Oct. 4 shooting incident

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Riverhead Police report the arrest of a 19-year-old Riverhead man in connection with gunshots fired at a house on Sound Avenue in Calverton Oct. 4.

Politics plague the Riverhead Town Board as Election Day approaches

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The town board work session ended abruptly Thursday after the four Republican members walked out as the board's lone Democrat, Councilwoman Catherine Kent, who is challenging Supervisor Yvette Aguiar in the Nov. 2 election, attempted to respond to accusations of campaigning during town board meetings and coordinating a political attack with community residents.

Riverhead Planning Board chairman announces retirement

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Riverhead Planning Board Chairman Stan Carey has announced his retirement from the board, effective Nov. 30.

Fall championship caps year of baseball glory for Riverhead youngsters

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The Riverhead Waves 9u travel baseball team won the Town of Brookhaven fall season championship in a playoff double-header under the lights last Friday night. Eleven of the team's 13 members were on the Riverhead Little League District 36 championship team this year.

Riverhead will enhance lighting with aid of $93,000 in county downtown revitalization grant funds

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Two lighting enhancement projects in Downtown Riverhead will see a combined $93,000 in Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization grant funds awarded to the Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association.

Riverhead police investigate two commercial burglaries that occurred early Thursday morning

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Riverhead police are looking for people who burglarized two Riverhead stores within a half-hour early this morning.

Town code changed to allow sidewalk cafés in Village Center districts in Jamesport, Aquebogue hamlets and Polish Town

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Sidewalk cafés have been allowed in downtown Riverhead zoning districts since 2004. The town board on Tuesday amended the town code to allow sidewalk cafés in the Village Center zoning district, which exists in parts of the hamlets of Jamesport, Aquebogue and Polish Town. Photo: Peter Blasl

Suffolk County executive tests positive for COVID-19

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County Executive Steve Bellone announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 20. Bellone said he is experiencing mild symptoms so far.

Riverhead couple celebrate 65th wedding anniversary at Peconic Bay Medical Center

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The former Manorville Fire District commissioner and his bride of 65 years celebrated their wedding anniversary Wednesday at Peconic Bay MedicalCenter, where Patricia Connelly is a long-term resident of the skilled nursing facility.

Riverhead adopts moratorium on new commercial solar applications

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A 12-month moratorium on commercial solar energy applications in the Town of Riverhead was approved by the town board last night. Though the vote was unanimous, the subject remained contentious.

Former deputy superintendent ‘administratively reassigned’ pending an investigation, school board president confirms

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The former deputy superintendent of Riverhead schools has been administratively reassigned while the district's special legal counsel conducts an investigation into an an allegation about him, the school board president confirmed in a letter today.

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Former deputy superintendent ‘administratively reassigned’ pending an investigation, school board president...

The former deputy superintendent of Riverhead schools has been administratively reassigned while the district's special legal counsel conducts an investigation into an an allegation about him, the school board president confirmed in a letter today.

Large crowd turns out to support the biggest expansion in charter...

A proposal for the Riverhead Charter School to undergo the largest expansion in its history garnered both large praise and sharp opposition during a public hearing at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday. “We are looking to build our pipeline of students organically from the ground up, so we would like for children who start in kindergarten with us to finish in 12th grade with us,” said Charter School Superintendent Ray Ankrum.

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Roger C. Stakey, 86

Barbara Lewandowski, 89

Kenneth Zaweski, 85

Donna R. Montez, 62

Cyril Bezkorowajny, 78

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