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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. Email: [email protected]

NYU Langone expands its Riverhead outpatient practices with new, larger location on Main Street

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NYU Langone relocated its Riverhead practice to a larger location on East Main Street. In addition to primary and specialty care, the site is planning expansions into pulmonology and gastroenterology as well as an endoscopy suite.

Riverhead immortalizes local veterans with wall of honor

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Riverhead High School unveiled the Garfield M. Langhorn Veterans Wall of Honor Tuesday afternoon. The wall holds the name of 89 veterans and fallen soldiers who attended the Riverhead Central School District.

Suffolk Theater plans August reopening after nearly 18 months closed due to pandemic

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The Suffolk Theater will reopen on Aug. 27 after a nearly year-and-a-half closure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The theater will require attendees to be fully vaccinated so it may operate at full capacity without social distancing.

Riverhead schools set dates for in-person graduation ceremonies with COVID restrictions

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Riverhead schools will have in-person graduation and moving up ceremonies this year with COVID restrictions and allowing two guests per student, according to Interim Superintendent Christine Tona.

Riverhead unemployment rate dips to lowest since the pandemic began

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Riverhead's unemployment rate fell to 5.3% in April, its lowest since the pandemic began. It had climbed to 15.8% last April after the governor ordered a lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Protect yourself: tick season is here

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Most ticks emerge in April and May. Learn how to protect yourself from tick bites and what to do if you get bit by a tick.

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.
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