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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

Riverhead Country Fair set for Sunday

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The Riverhead Country Fair is back for its 42nd year of agricultural and artisan competitions, carnival rides and flea market sales this Sunday.

Coffee with a cop: Police will host meet-ups around town Wednesday morning

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The police department is hosting four informal sessions on Wednesday morning, October 4, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at locations across town.

Candlelight vigil for victims of opioid epidemic will be held Sunday downtown

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With towns across Suffolk County battling a worsening crisis of opioid addiction, two local organizations are planning a candlelight vigil in Grangebel Park Sunday night for the victims of the crisis and their families.

New urgent care center opens its doors on Route 58 in former Pizza Hut building

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STAT Health is opening its new urgent care facility in Riverhead this week, offering patients quick and convenient access to care from board-certified emergency medicine physicians alongside high-tech conveniences like online check-in and wait time information.

Free trolley service to North Fork vineyards, eateries and hotels launches with smartphone app

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The service will run each Saturday through November 11 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Two trolleys ride the route simultaneously, so that a trolley arrives at each stop approximately every 20 minutes.

‘We lost almost everything’: After fire destroys Aquebogue home, community rallies around local family

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It would take more than an hour for firefighters from multiple local departments to extinguish the flames, which at one point leapt from the roof and windows of the two-story house. When the smoke finally cleared, the blackened husk that stood in the place of their family's longtime home was unrecognizable.

Outpouring of donations for Hurricane Harvey victims fills dozens of boxes at Flanders Northampton Ambulance

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Flanders-Northampton Ambulance Corps received a huge number of donations for their relief drive for victims of Hurricane Harvey, which destroyed tens of thousands of homes in South Texas.

Riverhead’s roller discos are back this Thursday at Stotzky skate rink

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The free event will be held under a glimmering disco ball at the hockey rink at Stotzky Park Thursday, where a DJ will spin some groovy tunes from the years of big hair and sequin jackets.

Local eye doctors offer free vision screening Sunday to get young kids ‘school-ready’

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Twin Forks Optometry in Riverhead is offering free vision screenings for kindergarten-age children (ages four to six) on Sunday Aug. 20.

Polish Town Fair returns this weekend with street fair, food trucks and polka

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Riverhead's Polish Town will transform into a sea of red and white this weekend for two days of polka, dancing and Polish cuisine during the 43rd annual Polish Town Fair.