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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

First-ever North Fork TV Festival to be held at Greenport Theater this month

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The first-ever North Fork TV Festival is coming to Greenport Theater this month, showcasing advance screenings of independent television series alongside panels and discussions...

Local block parties planned tonight in Aquebogue and Wading River for annual National Night Out

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Neighborhoods all across the country will be lit up tonight for National Night Out, an anti-crime effort that has been raising crime awareness and strengthening police-community relations since 1984.

Riverhead grad sings back-up for pop artist Josh Groban at area concerts

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Michael Drozd, who is finishing up his senior year at Queens College, was hand-picked by his college choir instructor to sing at four Josh Groban concerts – one at Jones Beach in Nassau County and three in New Jersey.

Don’t drink and drive: Local party bus owner is offering free rides home from Alive on 25 tomorrow

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Dave Lotito, owner of event services company One For The Road, is offering free rides home to any address in Riverhead township via his company's party bus.

Riverhead woman, seriously injured in car accident, plans demonstration against drunk driving Monday

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After Margarita Jimenez broke her back and her neck in a serious car accident last July, the Riverhead woman wants to raise awareness about the dangers of drunk driving with a demonstration in Riverhead Monday evening.

When fake bomb is tossed into NYPD van, Riverhead grad heroically tries to save ‘as many people as possible’

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Peter Cybulski, a 2009 Riverhead grad, was sitting in a parked patrol car in Times Square last night when a man pulled up beside him, threw a package into the car's window, and zoomed away.

Pokémon Go gets local youth outdoors – and through the doors of local businesses

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A wildly popular new mobile game is not only getting young people out of the house – it's also getting them through the doors of local businesses.

Riverhead skate park damages worse than expected, opening delayed until end of July due to additional repairs

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Damage to the skate park's infrastructure was more extensive than either the parks department or the repair company anticipated. Total repairs costs are now estimated at around $90,000, up from $49,000.

Riverhead’s Alive on 25 street festival debuts this Thursday with outdoor dining, band stages on Main Street

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Riverhead's new summer street festival will kick off this Thursday evening with outdoor street dining at downtown restaurants, pop-up musical festival performances, artist exhibitions and plenty of family friendly activities.

Newsday will remain in the hands of Cablevision’s founding family, in deal announced today

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Less than a month after the newspaper's parent company Cablevision was sold to Netherlands-based media company Altice, an entity led by Patrick Dolan has acquired 75 percent of Newsday Media Group.