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April is a writer, reporter and copy editor for the LOCAL news websites. She is a retired educator and proud grandma. April lives in Calverton. Email April

Riverhead students take first place in Long Island Auto Tech Competition

by Feb 4, 2020
H.B. Ward Technical Center students Nick Camarata and Adam McAlister each earned $25,000 in scholarships and a ticket to the state final this month.

Innovative program spans generations at Riverhead day care facility

by Jul 30, 2019
The former Riverhead Country Day School building adjacent to Stotzky Park has taken on a new life — yes, it’s still a day care center but the hallway that connects the rooms in the north end of the building to those in the south end now bridges a generational gap that spans decades.

Spend an evening with a panel of forensic experts Saturday at the Vail-Leavitt

by Jul 15, 2019
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a real-life crime scene investigator or medical examiner tasked with solving deadly, sometimes gruesome crimes?

A bittersweet milestone for Poetry Street: a fifth anniversary celebration as its only home, Blue Duck Bakery, shuts its doors

by Jun 24, 2019
Downtown Riverhead took a double hit Sunday as the Blue Duck Bakery and Café closed its doors for the last time

New group focuses on professional women

by Jun 1, 2019
Twin Forks Professional Women's Circle offers networking, seminars, support and mentoring.

Riverhead wrestler has sights set on Olympics

by May 8, 2019
Katie Moore, 16, is a nationally ranked in women's wrestling and aims to compete in the 2028 Olympics.

‘Bionic’ teen directs ‘Shine for the Spines’ cabaret fundraiser at Vail-Leavitt

by May 3, 2019
Thea Flanzer was diagnosed with scoliosis — curvature of the spine — when she was 10 years old. Her experience with the condition and the surgeons who corrected it inspired her to produce the upcoming show.

Riverhead vocalist chosen for Tanglewood summer music program

by Apr 27, 2019
Riverhead High School junior Lily Kutner has been selected for the prestigious Tanglewood Institute's summer music program this year.

Ministering to the homeless, one pair of feet at a time

by Apr 18, 2019
A good soak in warm water, toenail care, washing, drying and powdering and a maybe a pair or two of new socks — When you're homeless, these things are luxuries.

Phillips Avenue teacher is featured on actress Kristen Bell’s Instagram and school supplies pour in from all over U.S.

by Apr 8, 2019
Tonya Gonzalez's fourth-graders at Phillips Avenue Elementary School received a shock when they came to school one day last week. Their classroom was filled with shipping boxes.