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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.

Riverhead looks to make sidewalk dining permanent downtown and in Jamesport

Sidewalk dining in downtown Riverhead and Jamesport hamlet will be made permanent and cost-free for restaurants, if the Riverhead Town Board adopts a code change under consideration.

Part of First Street parking lot behind Maximus gym closed Monday for renovation

The easternmost portion of the First Street municipal parking lot in downtown Riverhead, located behind Maximus gym will be closed for seal coating and restriping all day Monday, according a notice posted today on the town's website.

Proposed solar moratorium resurfaces at Riverhead Town Hall

Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar has asked the town board to again consider a moratorium on new solar projects in the town pending the completion of the comprehensive plan update.

Riverhead goes out to bid for demolition of buildings to make way for town square

Riverhead Town is soliciting bids for the demolition of two buildings on Main Street to make way for the new town square. The board approved the bid notice during a special meeting today.

Lawmakers and workers demand living wage, more benefits for workers in special needs programs

State lawmakers and service providers are demanding financial resources to support workers who care for the developmentally disabled, citing staffing shortages they say have reached crisis proportions.

In planning downtown’s future, how should Riverhead deal with flooding? Town turns to Army Corps of Engineers for answers

The Army Corps of Engineers gave a preliminary presentation to town officials and planners earlier this month on flooding possibilities and ways to deal with them.

FDA grants full approval to Pfizer vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration has granted full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for people ages 16 and older. 

Riverhead Police Report: July 2021

Riverhead Town Police made 42 arrests during the month of July, including arrests for rape, sex abuse and burglaries, Chief David Hegermiller told the town board Thursday.

Drag racing returns to LI: ‘Race Track, Not Street’ event draws big crowd to Calverton

More than 200 cars raced on one of the Calverton Enterprise Park runways Saturday afternoon in the first installment of "Race Track, Not Street" series of drag racing events in Calverton. Photo slideshow.

Five-story building on Osborn Avenue moves forward

A five-story mixed use building with 39 apartments proposed for Osborn Avenue and Court Street does not require further environmental review, as...