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Memorial Day parade and ceremonies canceled by the coronavirus

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The Memorial Day parade and ceremonies, hosted annually by the Riverhead Combined Veterans Committee, has been canceled. Memorial Day ceremonies at Calverton National Cemetery have been canceled also.

Drive-through tribute is planned for the Riverhead High School Class of 2020

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A drive-through tribute to the Riverhead High School Class of 2020 is being planned by the school district for Friday, May 22 at 3 p.m. at the high school.

Nonprofits call on county to establish food crisis hotline

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Nonprofits working to assist homebound people in need of food are asking the County of Suffolk to establish a food crisis hotline dedicated to connecting people in need with a source of food.

‘Turn the Lights On’ and make some noise tonight for Riverhead H.S. senior athletes

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The Riverhead Central School District athletic department is asking the local community to “Turn the Lights On” at 20:20 (8:20 p.m. to pay tribute to Riverhead High School senior athletes.

Riverhead Town distributes 7,000 pounds of food and essentials to local food pantries

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Riverhead Town distributed some 7,000 pounds of food and essential items to local food pantries this afternoon.

Riverhead BID’s ‘downtown double’ fundraiser sends hundreds of gift cards to hospital employees

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The double-impact fundraiser is aimed at supporting hospital workers fighting on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis, while assisting downtown restaurants that have been struggling to stay open since the take-out only regulation was put in place last month, the BID said.

Local farm community pays tribute to PBMC health care workers

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The local farm community turned out in force Tuesday evening to salute Peconic Bay Medical Center and the health care heroes who’ve been working around the clock to save lives during the coronavirus outbreak on Long Island.

East End Women’s Network, Allstate agents donate masks for staff at Acadia skilled nursing facility in Riverhead

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East End Women’s Network and the Allstate Agents COVID-19 Relief Fund teamed up to donate 150 KN95 masks to nursing staff at the Acadia Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation in Riverhead today.

Signs show Class of 2020 some love

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Every member of the Riverhead High School Class of 2020 has a blue-and-white lawn signs, thanks to the efforts of an Aquebogue mom and a local sign-maker.

Video of Flanders woman’s emotional reaction to troopers’ 91st birthday salute goes viral

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State troopers in the Riverside barracks wanted to find a special way to wish a special lady a happy 91st birthday during this time of isolation and social distancing. But when they drove past Adele Ambrose’s Ludlam Avenue home last Tuesday, lights flashing, sirens blaring, they didn’t imagine they’d be featured in a video that would go viral on social media.
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