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Local farm community expresses concerns about proposed parking ban on Sound Avenue

A representative of the Long Island Farm Bureau and individual farmers raised concerns about a proposed code revision that would ban parking on both sides of Sound Avenue for the whole of its 13-mile length in the Town of Riverhead.

Second Latin Music Festival planned for June 12 nixed by Riverhead Town Board

The Riverhead Town Board gave a unanimous thumbs-down to the application to hold a second "Latin Music Festival" at the 4-H Camp June 12.

Facing legal dilemmas, Dimon Estate cancels all weddings it booked for 2022

The Dimon Estate in Jamesport has canceled all weddings it had booked for 2022, after the Town of Riverhead refused to issue a tent permits to the restaurant.

Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps invites community to National EMS Week open house

RVAC is celebrating EMS Week with an open house at its Osborn Avenue headquarters Sunday, May 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The entire community is invited to tour ambulances, learn about equipment used and receive training in hands-only CPR.

Voters approve Riverhead school budget, re-elect incumbent trustees

Riverhead Central School District voters Tuesday approved the district's $169.7 million operating budget for the upcoming school year and re-elected incumbent trustees Laurie Downs and Matthew Wallace, who beat back a challenge by newcomer Andrew Nadeau.

Town shuts down music festival at 4-H Camp Sunday after event exceeds maximum attendance allowed by permit

Traffic was at a standstill on Sound Avenue Sunday afternoon in the area of the Nassau County 4-H Camp, where a music festival exceeded its maximum permitted attendance. Town police shut the event down for safety reasons, Riverhead Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar said.

Court-appointed special master released redistricting maps. Here’s how they change local congressional and state senate districts

Under the special master's proposal N.Y.'s First Congressional District would no longer snake into Babylon and eastern Nassau and the First Senate District would extend west into Stony Brook, but shed much of eastern Brookhaven Town.

Fire destroys golf carts at county course in Riverhead Sunday night

A fire at the Indian Island county golf course last night damaged the golf cart storage building there and destroyed most of the golf carts stored within the building.

Hundreds rally in Riverhead for abortion rights on ‘Bans Off Our Bodies’ national day of action

The demonstration outside the State Supreme Courthouse on Griffing Avenue was one of more than 380 rallies that took place in cities and towns across the U.S. yesterday in a national day of action to protest the potential imminent demise of a woman’s constitutionally guaranteed right to an abortion. #bansoffourbodies

Surge in virus cases puts most of NY, including Suffolk, at high risk for infection

Forty-five New York counties, including Suffolk and Nassau, have high community levels of COVID-19, triggering recommendations for masking in indoor public spaces regardless of vaccination status.