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Cancer research and grant fund named in honor of Keri Stromski

The North Fork Breast Health Coalition named its new stage 4 breast cancer research and support fund in honor of the late Aquebogue Elementary School kindergarten teacher Keri Lynn Stromski.

Riverhead library celebrates Pride Month with books, DVDs and programs

To celebrate Pride Month, Riverhead library is offering a collection of books and DVDs focused on the experience of the LGBTQ community. It is also hosting two Pride Month programs: a drag queen hour and LGBT 101.

Polish Town fair canceled again this year

Clearance for the festival to take place under COVIID restrictions didn't come soon enough to make the necessary arrangements, a Polish Town Civic Association representative said.

Riverhead schools set dates for in-person graduation ceremonies with COVID restrictions

Riverhead schools will have in-person graduation and moving up ceremonies this year with COVID restrictions and allowing two guests per student, according to Interim Superintendent Christine Tona.

Riverhead marks Memorial Day with parade and ceremonies: photos

Photos from Riverhead's Memorial Day parade and ceremonies, which took place downtown this morning.

Flag placement ritual returns to Calverton

The solemn annual flag placement ritual returned to a rainswept Calverton National Cemetery this morning, after a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

Memorial poppies art installation completed at World War I monument

Riverhead High School art teachers created a memorial poppy installation today at the site of the World War I monument on West Main Street today. It will remain on display through the holiday weekend.

Mattituck Strawberry Festival to return with rides, fireworks, entertainment and — of course — strawberries

After a year postponed by the pandemic, the 66th Annual Strawberry Festival will take place Wednesday, June 16 through Sunday, June 20 in Mattituck.

Update: In-person screening of ‘High School Musical’ film postponed to Saturday evening

The Blue Masques filmed their spring production of "High School Musical" and will show it on a big screen on the football field on June 5 and stream it online June 4-6.

Physicians’ foundation donates feminine hygiene products to Butterfly Effect Project during Period Poverty Awareness Week

The Butterfly Effect Project received a donation of 50 knapsacks filled with maxi pads yesterday to mark Period Poverty Awareness week, which draws attention to families unable to afford feminine hygiene products.