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Jamesport resident killed in house fire identified, funeral services set

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The person who died in house fire on St. Mary’s Drive in Jamesport earlier this month has been identified as the longtime resident of the home, a 72-year-old man who lived alone.

Scoping session to be set for 423,964 sq. ft. industrial complex in Calverton

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A massive industrial development proposed for a 30-acre parcel in Calverton will be the subject of a public meeting Nov. 5 to scope out the parameters of environmental review of the project.

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Grassroots group donates 2,600 masks to Riverhead schools

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Masks for Students, a group spearheaded by Riverhead PTSO officers, has organized a massive effort to buy, sew and collect masks for Riverhead kids.

Suffolk legislators this week to consider two major land buys in Riverhead, bias-driven false reports to police and zombie homes

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Suffolk legislative committees will take up resolutions this week to authorize the purchase of 50 acres of farmland on Sound Avenue in Riverhead and 20 acres of open space in Northville. Here's the full committee schedule, with agenda and livestream links.

Hot real estate market driven by COVID ‘exodus’ sets record in land preservation tax collection

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An 'exodus' of city dwellers to the East End caused record-setting collections of the 2% real estate transfer tax in the first eight months of 2020, according to Assemblyman Fred Thiele.

Physicians’ foundation works to cure diaper need

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“Diaper need” is the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep a baby clean, dry and healthy. The supply can cost i$80 a month per baby, an expense not covered by food stamps or WIC. Going without can have serious health impacts for babies and economic consequences for families.

Two men charged in violent hold-up at Jamesport gas station Sunday night, police say; third suspect remains at large

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Three suspects fled in a van, which then crashed into a building in Aquebogue. Police arrested two suspects at the scene of the crash. A third remains at large, police said.

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Riverhead High School staff member tests positive for COVID-19

A Riverhead High School staff member has tested positive for COVID-19, the school district announced today.

COVID shutdown did not feather school district’s nest, officials say

There was no stash of unspent funds left over when the books were closed on the 2019-2020 school year in Riverhead.

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