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Snow forecast for Saturday afternoon, winter weather advisory issued

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Two to four inches of snow are forecast for Saturday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Local preparations underway for 2020 census

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With the 2020 census April 1 deadline quickly approaching, local nonprofit organizations have partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau to reach certain populations in the region that may have been underrepresented in past surveys.

Local News

Van Helmond is another entry in the race for Second Assembly District

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Jamesport Civic Association president William Van Helmond's announcement came just hours after former supervisor Laura Jens-Smith announced her candidacy.

Polish Town stores, apartments get final approval from planning board

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A two-story, mixed-use building proposed for the corner of Osborn Avenue and Pulaski Street gained final approval from the Riverhead Planning Board...

Laura Jens-Smith seeking assembly seat

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Former Riverhead supervisor Laura Jens-Smith is seeking the Democratic Party nomination for the Second Assembly District currently held by incumbent Republican Anthony Palumbo.

Native American artifacts tell the story of life in Aquebogue thousands of years ago

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It was a common thing for farmers in the area to find and collect Native American artifacts, says Duane Lewin of Aquebogue, which was settled thousands of years before the Europeans arrived.

Wind advisory, gale warning in effect Thursday

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Update- Jan. 16: A wind advisory is in effect Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10. p.m. for strong northwest winds gusting to 50 mph. A gale warning is in effect for the eastern Long Island Sound from Thursday morning to Friday afternoon.

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Schools

Voters will decide fate of school district’s capital plan in Feb....

Riverhead Central School District taxpayers will vote Feb. 25 on the district’s $97 million capital plan to expand and improve school facilities in an effort to address the needs of the growing student population.

School board set to approve $97 million capital plan and schedule...

The school board is scheduled to take up resolutions tonight approving a $96.55 million capital construction plan and scheduling a Feb. 25 vote on two propositions authorizing the plan.

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Public meetings

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • RCSD Board of Education
    Tue, Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Jamesport Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Jan 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jamesport Fire House, 25 Manor Lane, Jamesport NY 11947

  • ARB Meeting
    Wed, Jan 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Justice, 210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

  • Town Board
    Wed, Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Jan 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Parking District Advisory Committee
    Thu, Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • ZBA
    Thu, Jan 23 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Landmarks Commission
    Mon, Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Wading River Fire District Commissioners
    Mon, Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    WRFD Headquarters, 1503 North Country Road, Wading River, New York 11792.

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Jan 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead IDA meeting
    Mon, Feb 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Town Board
    Tue, Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Wed, Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Feb 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Recreation Advisory Committee
    Mon, Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Wading River Fire District Commissioners
    Mon, Feb 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    WRFD Headquarters, 1503 North Country Road, Wading River, New York 11792.

  • Meeting: Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association
    Mon, Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Crohan Community Center, 655 Flanders Road (Rt.24), Flanders,

  • Riverhead Agricultural Advisory Committee
    Mon, Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • SWR Board of Education
    Tue, Feb 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    SWR High School, 250B Route 25A, Shoreham NY 11786

  • Farmland Preservation Committee
    Tue, Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Town Hall

  • RCSD Board of Education
    Tue, Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Conservation Advisory Committee
    Wed, Feb 12 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Library trustees
    Wed, Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Riverhead Free Library 330 Court St, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

  • Flanders Fire District meeting
    Wed, Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Flanders Fire House located at 19 Firehouse Lane, Flanders

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Feb 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Zoning Board of Appeals
    Thu, Feb 13 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

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