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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]

In the spirit of the season, locals step up to make the holidays brighter for those in need

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With Christmas approaching, many local organizations and businesses did their part to help families in need enjoy the holiday.

Riverhead varsity cheerleaders qualify for nationals — but they’ll need donations to get there

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Riverhead High School varsity cheerleaders have qualified for this year’s national competition in Orlando, Florida. But they’ll need the community’s help to get them there.

January regents exams canceled statewide due to coronavirus concerns

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January’s high school regents exams have been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the New York State Department of Education announced yesterday.

Omicron pushes Suffolk test positivity rate to nearly 14% as holidays approach

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Suffolk County reached a daily coronavirus test positivity rate of more 13.7% yesterday, as public health experts warn families to take precautions against an expanding surge of the coronavirus led by the omicron variant.

‘Andrew’s Top Gun Run’ 5K scheduled to honor late Wading River Boy Scout

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A 5K run on one of the runways at Calverton will honor Andrew McMorris, the Wading River Boy Scout killed by a drunk driver in 2018. Proceeds will benefit a foundation established in his name that works to advocate against drunk driving.

Riverhead school district receives $600,000 grant to expand pre-K program

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The Riverhead Central School District has received a $600,000 grant to expand its pre-kindergarten programs.

Peconic Sportsman’s Club raises $30,000 for breast health groups

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The Peconic River Sportsman's Club has raised $30,000 for three Long Island-based breast cancer health organizations.

Riverhead Police report: November 2021

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Riverhead Town Police reported 183 criminal incidents and made 45 arrests in November, according to a report released by Police Chief David Hegermiller.

Update: Police identify victim in fatal crash on Flanders Road early Friday morning

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One person is dead after a car veered off Flanders Road and crashed into a house early this morning, according to Southampton Town Police.

Fatal crash at Reeves and Horton prompts talk of more safety measures at intersection

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Officials today discussed possible safety enhancements, such as a four-way stop, at the intersection where an elderly man was killed in a wreck yesterday afternoon.
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