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‘Fake news’ is an oxymoron

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How can you tell if something is news, entertainment, advertising or propaganda? On Facebook, it all looks the same. The very name Facebook gives to the information it presents to users blurs those very important lines. Facebook calls it your “news feed.” But not much of what appears there is actually news.

Three additional community meetings set before school district’s Feb. 25 bond vote

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The Riverhead school district will air its expansion plans at three additional community meetings before the Feb. 25 bond vote.

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Wally Backman found not guilty after trial in Riverhead

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L.I. Ducks manager Wally Backman was acquitted after a four-day criminal trial in Riverhead Justice Court.

Peconic Estuary Program proposes wetland construction in Aquebogue to improve health of Meetinghouse Creek

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A 1.2-acre wetland would be constructed on town-owned property at the headwaters of the creek to filter road runoff being discharged from drainage structures.

Hubbard out, Higgins in for deputy supervisor

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Supervisor Yvette Aguiar announced Thursday evening she will appoint her chief of staff, Devon Higgins, as her deputy supervisor. Last week she said she would name Councilman Tim Hubbard to the post.

Update: Missing teen located

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The Riverhead Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating Michael Benson, 16, who left Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch at 298 Middle Road at about 1 a.m. on Jan. 21.

School board wrap: security technology update, meeting videos, social media etiquette and retirements

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New technologies are quickly becoming essential tools for the Riverhead Central School District’s security plans, and so far, they seem to be...

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Three additional community meetings set before school district’s Feb. 25 bond...

The Riverhead school district will air its expansion plans at three additional community meetings before the Feb. 25 bond vote.

School board wrap: security technology update, meeting videos, social media etiquette...

New technologies are quickly becoming essential tools for the Riverhead Central School District’s security plans, and so far, they seem to be...

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Public meetings

  • 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

  • Town Board
    Tue, Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Jamesport Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jamesport Fire House, 25 Manor Lane, Jamesport NY 11947

  • BID Management Association Meeting
    Wed, Feb 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Feb 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Feb 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Landmarks Commission
    Mon, Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Wading River Fire District Commissioners
    Mon, Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    WRFD Headquarters, 1503 North Country Road, Wading River, New York 11792.

  • ARB Meeting
    Wed, Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Justice, 210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

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