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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

Uncle Joe’s Pizza shuts its doors in downtown Riverhead after two years

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Scarce parking growing tighter every day made it a "tough spot" for a pizza parlor on West Main Street, especially without offering delivery services, owner Joe Sciara said this afternoon.

Fifteen years after 9/11, Reeves Park residents remember local firefighters who died in World Trade Center attacks

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Fifteen years ago, two local firefighters answered one of the worst calls in our nation's history: The World Trade Center had been struck by...

Elementary students given option to transfer to Aquebogue as Riverhead schools labeled ‘focus schools’ by state

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Almost every Riverhead public school has been identified as a “focus school” this coming school year due to low academic performance on state tests by certain groups of students last year.

Toxic rust tide spreads across entire Peconic estuary, could be lethal to estuary’s fish, marine life

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Rust tide has spread across the Peconic Bay and all of its waterways over the past week, posing a lethal threat to fish and marine life in the estuary.

Sixth victim dies after Long Island Expressway crash in Manorville

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Six people have died following a horrific multi-vehicle accident on the Long Island Expressway in Manorville Sunday.

Scam alert: Phone calls from Tax Department hotline numbers are actually from scam artists

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The New York State Tax Department warned residents today that that the Tax Department does not using its fraud hotline phone numbers for outgoing calls, and if those phone numbers appear on a caller ID, it's an “immediate signal” that the caller is a scam artist.

Rapidly spreading plant forms thick mat on Peconic River’s surface, could pose danger to river’s fish and plants

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Scientists have identified a prolific plant growth overspreading a portion of the Peconic River as mosquito fern, an invasive, rapidly reproducing aquatic plant that thickly covers the surface of a waterbody.

Heat advisory in effect, thunderstorms with ‘torrential rainfall’ and flash flooding possible today and tomorrow

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Soaring temperatures and stifling levels of humidity have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory for all of Suffolk County today and tomorrow.

Public art and performances debut in downtown Riverhead at tomorrow’s JumpstART event

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More than a dozen local artists have created their own public art installations for downtown Riverhead through the East End Arts JumpstART program.

Green Party group organizing on East End, invites public to ‘meet-and-greet’

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Local lovers of the environment and civil rights will band together tomorrow night for the first-ever meeting of the East End Greens in Riverhead.