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County legislature to hold committee meetings in Riverhead this week — here’s what’s on tap

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In committee meetings this week, legislators will hear a presentation on the scallop program, consider purchasing farmland in Riverhead, consider authorizing the purchase of Cherry Creek golf courses and Garden of Eve farm, and more.

Midwifery comes to Peconic Bay Medical Center

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The Riverhead hospital's new midwife program offers women an alternative to traditional ob/gyn practices.

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Wells in Manorville area near former Grumman site to be tested for contamination

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The testing plan came out of a meeting yesterday morning at the water authority’s office in Oakdale. It's the first step to securing funding needed to bring public water to the area.

One person injured in crash on Nugent Drive

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A two-car crash on Nugent Drive outside the Suffolk County jail in Riverside sent one person to the hospital Friday morning.
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In Memory of Det. Brian Simonsen

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Family, friends, neighbors and colleagues gathered Thursday evening to remember NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen of Calverton in a candlelight prayer service at his gravesite in Jamesport Cemetery.

Local woman-brewed beer to be poured at North Fork breweries in celebration of Women’s History Month

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“It’s a male-dominated field, but we are all strong women who appreciate craft beer, who want to have an impact, empower one another and support our community.” The women brewers' “Lunar Ascent,” will be unveiled at a women’s month kickoff party at Digger’s on March 4.

Water wars: Town pulls trigger on water district extension for Manorville in effort to keep water authority out of Riverhead

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After years of request for public water by Manorville residents, the town board last night took the first step to provide the service, after learning the SCWA is now exploring bringing water to the area.

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School budget rollout begins, while state aid questions remain unanswered

Riverhead School district officials discussed the property tax levy cap and certain expenditures during their initial presentation of the 2020-2021 operating budget last week.

‘P.S. I Love You Day’ focuses kids on kindness, positivity and...

Kids throughout the Riverhead school district wore purple and spread positive messages in the hope of stopping bullying and preventing suicide.

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