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Riverhead High School, looking to improve grad rates, to begin night school program next month

Riverhead High School will begin a night school program next month to allow students who have dropped out to complete their degree on an evening schedule.

Love your library? Here’s a chance to give back: Riverhead Free Library seeks trustees

“The library is the center of the community,” Riverhead Free Library Trustee Janet O’Hare says. “It’s got something to offer everyone, from soup to nuts.” The library is seeking volunteers to fill three seats on its board of trustees.

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr: a call to action

The legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. calls on each of us to step outside our comfort zones, embrace change and stand up for truth and justice, the Rev. Charles Coverdale said at the East End Voter Coalition’s annual MLK Day program yesterday.

Riverhead looks to launch expanded food scraps recycling program

Riverhead Town is looking to expand the pilot food scraps recycling program launched last year by the Environmental Advisory Committee.

Peconic River Sportsman’s Club raises $51,000 for local breast cancer charities

The Peconic River Sportsman's Club in Calverton raised $51,000 for breast cancer charities this year and awarded three organizations, including the North Fork Breast Health Coalition, $17,000 each during a luncheon at the club last month.

With MLK National Day of Service coming up, Riverhead nonprofits in need of volunteers to gather at library Saturday afternoon

As MLK National Day of Service approaches, the Riverhead Anti-Bias Task Force is hosting a Community Service Expo Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Riverhead Free Library. Here's the list of nonprofits that will be there and what their volunteer needs are.

‘It was a Riverhead save’: Brave firefighter who climbed through window of burning home to save trapped victim credits all first...

Lt. Justin Berry of the Riverhead Fire Department didn't hesitate to put himself in danger to save a resident trapped inside the burning home on Doris Avenue Friday, but in an interview today, he downplayed his own actions and credited the efforts of the entire team at the scene.

Retired Suffolk Surrogate Judge Theresa Whelan of Wading River dies at age 60

Retired Suffolk County Surrogate Court Judge Theresa Whelan has died, the Suffolk County Bar Association announced today.

Locals embrace the spirit of giving during holiday season

Local businesses, organizations and individuals are spreading holiday cheer by giving back to the community throughout Riverhead.

Latino community bids an emotional farewell to beloved Madre Margarita

Hundreds turned out for a wake and prayer service in Spanish at St. John the Evangelist Church to honor and remember the woman whose indomitable spirit, tenacity, and devotion touched the lives of many throughout the region, lighting a flame that will continue to burn bright for generations to come.