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Riverhead to designate its first heritage area, spotlighting the African-Americn settlers of Bell Town in Aquebogue

The town board Tuesday will designate the Bell Town Heritage Area in Aquebogue, an area located north of Hubbard Avenue settled in the 1930s by four brothers from Powhatan County, Virginia, grandsons of slaves, who migrated north to Riverhead in an era known as the Great Migration.

More than 600 boxes of food distributed to those in need in Riverhead

Vehicles lined up early at a drive-through food distribution event Tuesday morning at Stotzky Park. The economic consequences of the pandemic have caused a surge in people relying on food pantries and food distribution events to help feed their families.

Parent University series continues Feb. 25

The next part of the Parent University hosted by Riverhead Central School District entitled "Social-Emotional Support for Students and Families" will be held virtually on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m.

Riverhead schools’ annual Black History Month celebration will be held virtually Feb. 22 & 23

Riverhead Central School District's annual Black History Month celebration will be held virtually this year. The event will take place on...

Feb. 18 food distribution postponed due to expected inclement weather

The Island Harvest food distribution scheduled for tomorrow at Stotzky Park has been postponed due to anticipated inclement weather, Councilman Frank Beyrodt announced at the start of today's town board meeting.

The Birchwood of Polish Town loses its matriarch

Chances are, if you’ve had a meal at Polish Town’s iconic Birchwood restaurant during the last six years, you’ve met Jacqueline Sessa. And if you’ve been there more than once, you probably consider her a friend.

Postponed: Feb. 18 food distribution at Stotzky Park

Approximately 600 boxes containing 35 pounds of fresh produce, meat and dairy products will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Riverhead assessor Mason Haas is retiring at the end of the month

After more than 13 years on the job, Mason Haas, 65, of Jamesport is retiring as of Feb. 26.

COVID-19 vaccine: fact vs. fiction

Learn about the COVID-19 vaccine this evening from a panel of experts in a video webinar hosted by the Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs, the Suffolk County African American Advisory Board and the Suffolk County Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.

Riverhead High School musician pays it forward, donates $1,000 to district music program

Riverhead High School senior Will Green, a talented percussionist, found a creative way to help young music students and the district's music program. Courtesy photo.
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