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Alek Lewis

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Alek Lewis is a lifelong Riverhead resident and a 2021 graduate of Stony Brook University’s School of Communication and Journalism. Previously, he served as news editor of Stony Brook’s student newspaper, The Statesman, and was a member of the campus’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Riverhead Town Board to set hearing on proposed law to opt-out of retail marijuana sales

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The town board will vote on Wednesday on a resolution scheduling a June 15 hearing on a proposed...

Dates changed for EPCAL drag races to avoid bird-nesting season

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The dates of the two drag racing proposals at the Calverton Enterprise Park have changed after an environmental assessment found that the event’s would interfere with local birds’ nesting season.

Splish Splash will reopen this weekend with reduced capacity, COVID restrictions

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Splish Splash will reopen this Memorial Day weekend after it was closed last year due to the pandemic. But the park will look different to most with COVID-19 restrictions in place — and without its iconic high tower slide, Cliff Diver.

Identity theft reports continue to climb

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Identity theft reports have spiked in Riverhead Town, across the state and throughout the nation, government data show.

Update: In-person screening of ‘High School Musical’ film postponed to Saturday evening

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The Blue Masques filmed their spring production of "High School Musical" and will show it on a big screen on the football field on June 5 and stream it online June 4-6.

Physicians’ foundation donates feminine hygiene products to Butterfly Effect Project during Period Poverty Awareness Week

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The Butterfly Effect Project received a donation of 50 knapsacks filled with maxi pads yesterday to mark Period Poverty Awareness week, which draws attention to families unable to afford feminine hygiene products.
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