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COVID shutdown did not feather school district’s nest, officials say

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There was no stash of unspent funds left over when the books were closed on the 2019-2020 school year in Riverhead.

PBMC invites community to ‘Unmasking the Heroes’ virtual gala Friday evening

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The “Unmasking the Heroes” virtual gala will honor all PBMC COVID-19 frontline workers and include messages from the hospital’s leadership and clinicians about what they experienced during the pandemic, as well as videos from some COVID-19 survivors. The free online event starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

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New York begins to withhold 20% of local aid payments, state teachers union files lawsuit

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The State has begun withholding 20% of most local aid payments, forcing reductions in some payments to school districts, according to the New York State Education Department. In response to the reductions, New York State United Teachers has filed a lawsuit seeking to block the aid reductions.

Riverhead Middle School staff member tests positive for COVID-19

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A Riverhead Middle School instructional staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. Twenty-nine students who were in contact with the staff member were instructed to stay home today and tomorrow, pending further guidance from the county health department,

Town, county officials anxiously await pandemic relief deal in Washington

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Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar is pushing for direct federal aid to towns in the next coronavirus relief bill — though the fate of additional relief is still in doubt.

It’s National Voter Registration Day — Are you registered to vote?

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The League of Women Voters will be staffing voter information and assistance tables across the East End today, including two locations in Riverhead.

‘We should not forget’: These lives mattered

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Symbolic headstones have been placed on the front lawn of First Baptist Church of Riverhead, beneath a sign that states simply, “WE SHOULD NOT FORGET.” There will be a memorial service at the site on Oct. 1 beginning at 6 p.m.

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COVID shutdown did not feather school district’s nest, officials say

There was no stash of unspent funds left over when the books were closed on the 2019-2020 school year in Riverhead.

Riverhead Middle School staff member tests positive for COVID-19

A Riverhead Middle School instructional staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. Twenty-nine students who were in contact with the staff member were instructed to stay home today and tomorrow, pending further guidance from the county health department,

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