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Police search for missing teen

The Riverhead Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating Elayna Davender, 16, of Riverhead, who was last seen when she...

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.

Business News

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

by | Jan 14, 8:27 pm
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.

Civic group reps complain of exclusion from comprehensive plan advisory committee

An comprehensive plan update advisory committee announced last week by the town supervisor does not reflect a cross-section of the community, civic group representatives say.

Zeldin, in impeachment debate, decries partisan ‘double standards,’ thanks Trump

Rep. Lee Zeldin argued that the attack on the Capitol last week was "pre-planned" and not the result of the President's speech. He praised the President for doing "a lot to make America greater than ever."

Take Five ticket worth $22,434 sold in Riverhead

A “Take Five” lottery ticket worth more than $22,000 for last night’s drawing was sold at the Stop & Shop on Route 58 in Riverhead, the New York Lottery announced this morning.

Opinion and Blogs

Community Announcements


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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