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Blue Masques earn 13 Teeny Award nominations and ‘SpongeBob’ wins Judges’ Choice Award

The Riverhead High School Blue Masques garnered 13 nominations and won the Judges' Choice Award ahead of the 20th annual East End Arts Teeny Awards ceremony.

Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps invites community to National EMS Week open house

RVAC is celebrating EMS Week with an open house at its Osborn Avenue headquarters Sunday, May 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The entire community is invited to tour ambulances, learn about equipment used and receive training in hands-only CPR.

Volunteers install fire alarms across Suffolk as a part of Red Cross ‘Sound The Alarm’ campaign

Nearly 100 volunteers from across New York State gathered at the Riverhead Fire House on Roanoke Avenue Friday morning to prepare to install fire alarms as a part of the Red Cross "Sound The Alarm" campaign.

Longtime Flanders civic leader steps down from FRNCA board ahead of move to Manhattan

Vince Taldone, longtime FRNCA board member, has stepped down from the group's board of directors. He is moving to Manhattan, which offers a walkable community with ample public transit — important to Taldone, who is visually impaired and no longer able to drive.

East End Garden Festival holds last-day sale today at Tanger Outlets in Riverhead

The East End Garden Festival wraps up today at Tanger Outlets and there are still plenty of plants available before the sale ends this afternoon.

‘Who will tell our story?’ Holocaust survivor’s daughter, Ukrainian priest discuss war and genocide in Ukraine, from Stalin and Hitler to...

On Sunday, two people with deep ancestral roots in the same region of Ukraine — one the American-born daughter of a Jewish survivor of Nazi genocide, the other a Ukrainian immigrant and Catholic priest — came together in a Riverhead synagogue to share their perspectives on evil, persecution, senseless violence, survival and resilience.

Safely dispose of household hazardous wastes, unwanted medications Saturday at ‘STOP’ Day

Riverhead residents can safely dispose of electronics, household chemicals, automotive products and more at the town's Stop Throwing Out Pollutants" Day Saturday, May 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A medication take-back event will take place at the same place and time.

East End Food Market begins spring/summer hours: open Wednesdays and Fridays 3-7 p.m.

The East End Food Market has opened its doors year-round. Starting this week through October, the market will be open Wednesdays and Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m.

Downtown residents form new civic organization

The new civic group, called the Heart of Riverhead Civic Association, will focus on issues affecting the area from the Peconic River north to Route 58, between Mill Road and Route 105.

Riverhead Little League celebrates its 70th anniversary and two 2021 district championships in opening day ceremonies at Stotzky Park

Riverhead Little League celebrated its 70th anniversary opening day yesterday at Stotzky Park, where teams, families, friends and supporters gathered to usher in the new season. Photo gallery.