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Blue Masques earn 13 Teeny Award nominations and ‘SpongeBob’ wins Judges’ Choice Award

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The Riverhead High School Blue Masques garnered 13 nominations and won the Judges' Choice Award ahead of the 20th annual East End Arts Teeny Awards ceremony.

Local farm community expresses concerns about proposed parking ban on Sound Avenue

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A representative of the Long Island Farm Bureau and individual farmers raised concerns about a proposed code revision that would ban parking on both sides of Sound Avenue for the whole of its 13-mile length in the Town of Riverhead.

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Second Latin Music Festival planned for June 12 nixed by Riverhead Town Board

by | May 19, 4:00 pm
The Riverhead Town Board gave a unanimous thumbs-down to the application to hold a second "Latin Music Festival" at the 4-H Camp June 12.

Riverhead Police report 90 arrests made in April

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Riverhead Town Police reported 184 criminal incidents and made 90 arrests in April, according to data released by the police chief last week.

Facing legal dilemmas, Dimon Estate cancels all weddings it booked for 2022

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The Dimon Estate in Jamesport has canceled all weddings it had booked for 2022, after the Town of Riverhead refused to issue a tent permits to the restaurant.

Riverhead Police announce 2022 ‘Click it or Ticket’ campaign to begin Monday

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Riverhead Police will conduct a zero-tolerance enforcement action for compliance with seat belt and proper child restraint requirements from May 23 through June 5.

Riverhead Charter School granted expansion to grade 12, with 46% increase in enrollment limit over next five school years

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Riverhead Charter School gained approval from the NYS Board of Regents Monday to expand to grade 12. The school also had its enrollment limit increased from 850 to 1,244 students over the next five school years.

Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps invites community to National EMS Week open house

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RVAC is celebrating EMS Week with an open house at its Osborn Avenue headquarters Sunday, May 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The entire community is invited to tour ambulances, learn about equipment used and receive training in hands-only CPR.

Voters approve Riverhead school budget, re-elect incumbent trustees

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Riverhead Central School District voters Tuesday approved the district's $169.7 million operating budget for the upcoming school year and re-elected incumbent trustees Laurie Downs and Matthew Wallace, who beat back a challenge by newcomer Andrew Nadeau.

Town shuts down music festival at 4-H Camp Sunday after event exceeds maximum attendance allowed by permit

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Traffic was at a standstill on Sound Avenue Sunday afternoon in the area of the Nassau County 4-H Camp, where a music festival exceeded its maximum permitted attendance. Town police shut the event down for safety reasons, Riverhead Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar said.

Town board meetings will ‘permanently’ have virtual participation, Aguiar says

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Riverhead Town Board meetings will “permanently” have virtual participation, Supervisor Yvette Aguiar announced during Thursday's work session.

Court-appointed special master released redistricting maps. Here’s how they change local congressional and state senate districts

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Under the special master's proposal N.Y.'s First Congressional District would no longer snake into Babylon and eastern Nassau and the First Senate District would extend west into Stony Brook, but shed much of eastern Brookhaven Town.

The school budget vote is Tuesday. Here’s what you need to know.

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Residents of the Riverhead Central School District will vote tomorrow on whether to adopt a $169.7 operating budget for the 2022-2023 school year during the annual budget vote tomorrow. 

Opinion | Editorial

Riverhead’s school budget deserves a ‘yes’ vote

by | May 13, 2:18 pm
Editorial: The budget proposed by Riverhead school officials is fiscally conservative, while satisfying the educational and social needs of our children, thanks in part to long-overdue increases in state education aid. This budget deserves the community’s support and we urge you to vote “yes” on Tuesday.

Riverhead Charter School granted expansion to grade 12, with 46%...

Riverhead Charter School gained approval from the NYS Board of Regents Monday to expand to grade 12. The school also had its enrollment limit increased from 850 to 1,244 students over the next five school years.

Voters approve Riverhead school budget, re-elect incumbent trustees

Riverhead Central School District voters Tuesday approved the district's $169.7 million operating budget for the upcoming school year and re-elected incumbent trustees Laurie Downs and Matthew Wallace, who beat back a challenge by newcomer Andrew Nadeau.

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