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Katie Blasl

Katie Blasl
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Katie, winner of the 2016 James Murphy Cub Reporter of the Year award from the L.I. Press Club, is a reporter, editor and web developer for the LOCAL news websites. A Riverhead native, she is a 2014 graduate of Stony Brook University. Email Katie

Power outage in Riverhead leaves more than 2,000 customers without power for at least two hours Wednesday

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For at least two hours Wednesday, more than 2,000 customers were left without power in the western vicinity of Route 58.

Town board majority now favors pulling the plug on Luminati deal

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Council members Tim Hubbard, Jodi Giglio and John Dunleavy say the town should cancel the letter of intent Riverhead Town signed with Luminati Aerospace in April.

Fourth of July Guide 2017: Parades, fireworks, festivals on the North Fork

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A complete guide for fireworks, parades and carnivals on the North Fork this Fourth of July.

New playgrounds coming to Wading River beach and EPCAL next month, scoreboard to be installed at Horton Avenue Park

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The long-awaited replacement of the Wading River beach playground is set to take place over the next two weeks, along with the installation of another new playground near the ballfields at the Calverton Enterprise Park (EPCAL).

Where to watch 2017 Fourth of July fireworks on the North Fork

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Fourth of July falls in the middle of the week this year, which means there are two weekends of fireworks to celebrate Independence Day. Here are all the Fourth of July firework shows planned over the next few weeks.

Riverhead braces for major snowstorm Tuesday, eight to 12 inches expected

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With a potentially major snowstorm on Long Island's doorstep, Riverhead schools and businesses are closing tomorrow in anticipation of dangerous travel conditions, 55 mile-per-hour wind gusts and possible power outages.

Blizzard watch issued for Tuesday’s storm, 12 to 18 inches of snow forecast

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A significant snowstorm is expected to bring between 12 to 18 inches of snow to the area Tuesday, with wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.

Winter storm watch forecasts up to 10 inches of snow on Long Island, locally higher amounts possible

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A winter storm watch is calling for six to ten inches of snow Thursday, with locally higher amounts possible.

From North Fork classrooms to Kenya: Riverhead tech start-up, Brady Rymer will stream concert to schools across globe

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After connecting students from dozens of schools around the world, a Riverhead tech start-up will bring a special piece of the North Fork straight to their classrooms this week with a live-streaming concert by Brady Rymer.

Kent Animal Shelter looks across the road for site to build new, expanded kennel

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Kent Animal Shelter is looking at property across the road from its current facility as a site for the new, expanded kennel facility it needs — a site outside the Pine Barrens core preservation area, where land use restrictions have stalled plans to expand on its current site.