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Alek Lewis

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]

Riverhead and Suffolk County Water Authority are negotiating agreement for Manorville public water extension, as cost estimate for work soars

Riverhead Town and the Suffolk County Water Authority are negotiating the terms of the intermunicipal agreement for their planned joint effort to bring public water to an area of Manorville near the former Northrop Grumman manufacturing plant in Calverton where private drinking water wells are contaminated by toxic chemicals.

Riverhead Police report 78 arrests in May

Riverhead Town Police reported 181 criminal incidents and 78 arrests in May, according to data released Thursday by Police Chief David Hegermiller.

Public opinion divided on proposed firearms code, which now heads back to the drawing board

Residents turned out Tuesday night to have their say on a proposed town code that would regulate the location and operation of shooting ranges and gun shops in Riverhead Town.

‘Equity in Education Plan’ adopted by Riverhead school board

The Riverhead Board of Education adopted an ”Equity in Education Plan” at its board meeting last week aimed at implementing the state’s diversity, equity and inclusion framework within the district. 

Singing, dancing and thoughts on freedom: Riverhead celebrates Juneteenth

Community members gathered at the Riverhead Free Library on Saturday to celebrate Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, with singing, dancing and a keynote speech on freedom by former Aquebogue Elementary School assistant principal, Vanessa Williams.

Pulaski Street School and East End Voter Coalition celebrate Juneteenth with annual essay contest

Pulaski Street School and the East End Voter Coalition celebrated Juneteenth Friday with a presentation of the winning essays in the annual Juneteenth essay contest.

Riverhead school board wrap-up: new lawyers, auditors, architects hired; retirees honored

The Riverhead Board of Education hired new legal, auditing and architectural firms, honored retirees and made some personnel changes during its meeting Tuesday., the last scheduled meeting of the school year.

Riverhead Town Hall will be closed Monday in observance of Juneteenth

Riverhead Town officials have decided to observe Juneteenth by closing Town Hall on Monday. Earlier this week officials said town offices would be open because the holiday was not in existing union contracts.

These Juneteenth celebrations will take place in Riverhead this weekend

Riverhead will celebrate Juneteenth this year over the weekend with events hosted by community organizations and the Suffolk Theater.

Police seek public’s help to find teen runaway

Police said Christian Guirand left the ranch on Middle Road on Wednesday afternoon at 6:38 p.m.. No foul play is suspected, police said.