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A Columbus Day weekend tradition: the Riverhead Country Fair takes place Sunday

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The Riverhead Country Fair, one of the largest festivals in New York, features agricultural and homemaking contests, hundreds of vendors, carnival rides, live music and more.

Flanders drug dealer sentenced to 10 years in federal prison

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Daniel Harris, 36, pleaded guilty on April 8 to possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine and 28 grams of cocaine base, as well as possession of multiple firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

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Phillips Avenue Elementary School celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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"Through this diversity, we feel that it enriches our students overall education in learning about others that are different than us and accepting those differences and honoring those differences,” Phillips Avenue Elementary School principal Debra Rodgers.

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New mosquito samples test positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus; county schedules spraying in Manorville/Calverton Saturday

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Two new mosquito samples taken in the Manorville area have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus. Suffolk County has scheduled ground spraying in Manorville/Calverton area Saturday evening between 6 and 10 p.m.

Riverhead Fire Dept. honors 50-year member

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Ex-captain Paul Sparrow, who joined Riverhead Fire Department on Oct. 21,1969, was recognized by the department this week.

Thiele to host public forum on new legal protections for manufactured home park residents

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The "Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019" is an omnibus affordable housing and rent regulations bill that provides protections for manufactured home residents, including a legal remedy for unreasonable rent increases.

New York sues U.S. Commerce Department over commercial fluke fishery quotas

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Decrying the “unlawful and unfair” 2020-2021 quota allocated to New York in the commercial fluke (summer flounder) fishery, state officials announced a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Commerce Department.

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Phillips Avenue Elementary School celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

"Through this diversity, we feel that it enriches our students overall education in learning about others that are different than us and accepting those differences and honoring those differences,” Phillips Avenue Elementary School principal Debra Rodgers.

Forty Riverhead High School students earn AP Scholar status

Thirty students were named AP Scholars, five were recognized as AP Scholars with Distinction and five earned the recognition of AP Scholar with Honor.

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  • Riverhead Recreation Advisory Committee
    Mon, Oct 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Wading River Fire District Commissioners
    Mon, Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    WRFD Headquarters, 1503 North Country Road, Wading River, New York 11792.

  • Meeting: Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association
    Mon, Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Crohan Community Center, 655 Flanders Road (Rt.24), Flanders,

  • Riverhead Agricultural Advisory Committee
    Mon, Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Jamesport Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jamesport Fire House, 25 Manor Lane, Jamesport NY 11947

  • BID Management Association Meeting
    Wed, Oct 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Town Board
    Wed, Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Library trustees
    Wed, Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Riverhead Free Library 330 Court St, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Oct 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead IDA meeting
    Mon, Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Suffolk County Public Health Hearing
    Tue, Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Evans K. Griffing County Center, 300 Center Drive, Riverhead NY 11901

  • RCSD Board of Education
    Tue, Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • ARB Meeting
    Wed, Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Justice, 210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Oct 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Parking District Advisory Committee
    Thu, Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • ZBA
    Thu, Oct 24 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Landmarks Commission
    Mon, Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Wading River Fire District Commissioners
    Mon, Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    WRFD Headquarters, 1503 North Country Road, Wading River, New York 11792.

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Oct 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead IDA meeting
    Mon, Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Election Day
    Tue, Nov 5 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

  • Town Board
    Wed, Nov 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Wed, Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Farmland Preservation Committee
    Wed, Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Town Hall

  • Special Ed PTA meeting
    Wed, Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riley Avenue Elementary School, Calverton NY 11933

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Nov 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • SWR Board of Education
    Tue, Nov 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    SWR High School, 250B Route 25A, Shoreham NY 11786

  • Wading River Fire District Commissioners
    Tue, Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    WRFD Headquarters, 1503 North Country Road, Wading River, New York 11792.

  • RCSD Board of Education
    Tue, Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Conservation Advisory Committee
    Wed, Nov 13 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Library trustees
    Wed, Nov 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Riverhead Free Library 330 Court St, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

  • Flanders Fire District meeting
    Wed, Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Flanders Fire House located at 19 Firehouse Lane, Flanders

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