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PFC Garfield Langhorn stamp will raise funds for program assisting low-income veteran families

A semipostal stamp honoring Riverhead Medal of Honor recipient PFC Garfield Langhorn will raise funds to assist low-income veteran families if legislation introduced yesterday by Rep. Lee Zeldin becomes law.

Police seek help locating missing girl, 16

Riverhead Police said Mabellyn Almonte, 16, left Little Flower Children’s Services in Wading River on Jan. 16. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call police at 631-727-4500.

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Police search for missing teen

by | Jan 16, 8:55 am
The Riverhead Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating Elayna Davender, 16, of Riverhead, who was last seen when she left her residence at 12 Franklin St. in Riverhead on Dec. 31. Elayna is described as a Black female, 5’7” tall, 150 pounds, with a dark complexion, brown eyes, and black/blonde curly hair, […]

So much for expanded vaccine eligibility: crashing websites, voided appointments and lack of supply frustrate residents and officials alike

Local residents report spending futile hours on end trying to make vaccination appointments through the state's website, which repeatedly crashed. Hundreds of people who made appointments at Stony Brook University, using an unauthorized link, had their appointments voided.

Crime and public safety in Riverhead: 2020 by the numbers

Here's a look at crime and police stats for 2020 in Riverhead, compared with 2019.

Downtown Riverhead restaurant owner launches drive to feed out-of-work hospitality staff this winter

Downtown Riverhead restaurateur Jerry Dicecco aims to raise $100,000 to feed out-of-work local hospitality workers and their families this winter.

Local officials to county and state: Make sure East End gets its fair share of COVID vaccines

The vaccine distribution system on the East End, with the new, expanded eligibility categories, is virtually non-existent, the East End's state lawmakers, town supervisors and village mayors wrote in a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and County Executive Steve Bellone.

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Sports, music and high school clubs will return to Riverhead in...

The Riverhead Board of Education voted unanimously tonight to fund spring interscholastic sports, music and high school clubs. The cost of the reinstated programs will be paid out of the 2020-2021 budget line for health insurance expenses, after health insurance costs proved to be lower than the amount budgeted.

More schools in Riverhead temporarily move to remote-only instruction after 13...

Riverhead High School and Riley Avenue Elementary School will move to remote-only instruction beginning Tuesday, following onsite COVID-19 testing conducted in the school district today,

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