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Remembering Ray Pickersgill: Riverhead BID hosts memorial for former president lost to COVID-19 in April

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Family, friends and colleagues of Ray Pickersgill gathered in the riverfront parking lot this morning to remember a man who dedicated himself to revitalizing downtown Riverhead.

Riverhead Fire Department reschedules ‘Santa Run’ to Sunday, Dec. 13

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The Riverhead Fire Department’s "Santa Run" has been rescheduled for Sunday, Dec. 13, beginning at 12 noon.

Coming to America: Riverhead student filmmakers share their immigration stories

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Two Riverhead students had their short films selected to screen at the 17th Annual Latino Film Festival of the Hamptons. The students tell their stories of coming to the U.S. from Central America.

Update: Riverhead Fire Department ‘Santa Run’ to be rescheduled due to Saturday’s weather forecast

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Beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, Santa and his helpers will travel through the town aboard a Riverhead Fire Department truck to kick off the holiday season.

Welcome to ‘Mrs. C’s Corner’— Riverhead native turns to YouTube to spread Christmas cheer

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Meet Mrs. C — short for Claus — and join her in Mrs. C’s Corner every evening on YouTube, where she reads holiday-themed children’s books.

Marine sergeant saves a life on his way to the recruiting office

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USMC Sgt. Marcus Santana of Flanders came to the rescue of an elderly woman who suffered a medical emergency as she was crossing Flanders Road Tuesday. "That’s how they train us to react to chaos,” Santana said. “You don’t run away from it.”

Memorializing the Big Duck’s original roost in Riverhead

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A historic marker now stands on the West Main Street site that is the original home of the Big Duck, an iconic roadside attraction that has been synonymous with the hamlet of Flanders for generations.

Looking back on World War I commemoration a century ago, Riverhead thanks its veterans

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“If the sacrifices made in the Revolutionary War, the Spanish War, the Civil War and the war just ended mean anything, they mean a heritage to all in the future, a responsibility on you and on me to see that what they did and what they fought for bears fruit." A very special guest was in Riverhead for the unveiling of the World War Memorial in 1920: Theodore Roosevelt Jr., son of the late President.

Meet the sculptors who created the celebrated Mother Cabrini memorial unveiled in Manhattan this month

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Meet Giancarlo Biagi and Jill Burkee, the Riverhead-based sculptors who created the Mother Cabrini monument that now stands in Battery Park in a plaza designed by architect Martin Sendlewski. The bronze sculpture depicts the patron saint of immigrants sailing on a tiny paper boat with two young children, their eyes fixed on the horizon, where the Statue of Liberty welcomes them to America.

Disconnected, feeling overlooked: high school seniors adrift in a sea of pandemic fatigue

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As the pandemic grinds on, Riverhead High School seniors, disconnected from each other and without access to typical extracurricular activities in this year of austerity, are watching their final year of high school slip through their fingers.
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