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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.

Aguiar says she would support making Calverton drag strip permanent

Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar said today she would support making an unused airstrip at the Enterprise Park in Calverton a permanent site for racing. 

Flanders Fire Department remembers Sept. 11 attacks on 20th anniversary

Flanders Fire Department marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with solemn ceremonies at Fireman's Park on Flanders Road.

Opponents blast proposed county law making discrimination against law enforcement illegal

A proposed amendment to Suffolk County’s human rights law that would make discrimination against law enforcement unlawful was attacked as unconstitutional and unnecessary during a public hearing of the County Legislature on Thursday. 

Mattituck man used county resources to mine cryptocurrency, prosecutor says

A Suffolk County information technology supervisor has been arrested for mining Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency out of the county center in Riverhead...

Meet Kenneth Coard, Riverhead’s new dean of students

Kenneth Coard, Riverhead's first dean of students, is an East End native. He grew up on the Shinnecock Reservation in Southampton and has previously taught and coached in Riverhead.

Riverhead Town sets dates for first round of comprehensive plan hamlet meetings

Riverhead Town has scheduled four community meetings this month to gather public input about the future of each of the town's hamlets.

New York State extends eviction moratorium

New York State extended its eviction and foreclosure moratorium yesterday through Jan. 15, guaranteeing that families around the state economically suffering because of COVID-19 can remain in their homes at least a while longer.

Update: Riverhead forum on water issues rescheduled for Sept. 15

Riverhead Town will update residents and have conversations on water quality issues and infrastructure during the town's first water forum on Sept. 15, according to Councilman Ken Rothwell.

Anti-mask residents sound off at Riverhead school board meeting Tuesday

Some Riverhead Central School District residents continue to speak out against mask mandates, despite an indoor mask mandate being adopted by the Board of Education and mandated by Governor Kathy Hochul. 

Riverhead hires a new Latin teacher

The Riverhead Central School District has a high school Latin teacher after a year without a Latin teacher on staff.