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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

With recent Boy Scouts decision, local girls who have participated ‘for years’ will become official members

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Starting next year, Bella may finally have the opportunity to wear a Cub Scout uniform and earn badges as an official member of her brother’s Greenport pack, where she has long been a member in every way but name.

Suffolk District Attorney Spota charged with covering up for county police chief’s assault, obstruction of justice

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Federal prosecutors have charged Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota with obstruction of justice and witness tampering, arguing that he attempted to cover up a 2012 assault by former county police chief James Burke.

New sidewalks completed in Jamesport business district, new lighting to follow

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Riverhead Town Highway Department finished construction on the new sidewalks this week, located on the north side of Main Road in the heart of Jamesport's business district.

As Riverhead reels from racist rant, longtime racial divides are brought into harsh spotlight

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Many black Riverhead residents emphasized that race problems in the community run far deeper than a single Facebook rant – and that the town could be doing more to make things better.

Moustache Brewing Co. is quadrupling size of its brewery, adding new tasting room

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Owners Lauri and Matt Spitz announced on Facebook Live last night that they are quadrupling the size of their facilities on Hallett Avenue and adding a new tasting room.

Update: Riverhead homecoming parade canceled

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Riverhead High School is getting ready to celebrate its homecoming game tomorrow with its annual parade and festivities in downtown Riverhead.

Riverhead Girl Scout troop builds bookshelves and collects toys for Little Flower Children Services

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A local Girl Scout troop constructed four bookcases and collected numerous toys and books to donate to Little Flower Children Services in Wading River last month.

Riverhead coloring book, featuring favorite local landmarks, launches public artwork exhibit this weekend

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The artwork behind a new local coloring book will be on display this month at the Suffolk County Historical Society Museum, with a chance to meet the young creator of the project at an opening reception this weekend.

‘Parent University,’ new program at Riverhead schools, will provide workshops, resources and support

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The program will kick off with Family Fun Night, an expo-style event at Riverhead High School that will feature interactive games, free raffles and displays from community organizations and student clubs.

New candy shop in Wading River offers vintage sweets, fresh fudge and nostalgia

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After working for 22 years as a police officer, Miguel Vergara told his family he was ready for a change. And without a doubt, his new workplace is as different as can be – and just a little bit sweeter, too.