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Outdoor exhibit at Riverhead church provokes reflection and questions

The evening was a stark and moving reminder that at the center of every tragedy that makes the news, there is a person — a person with a family, a person with dreams and aspirations, fears and inhibitions.

Riverhead alum is two-time ‘Jeopardy!’ champ

Mason Maggio, RHS Class of 2008, was a two-day champion on the popular quiz show this week. He racked up more than $44,000 in winnings. The Flanders native, 30, now lives in Los Angeles, where he’s pursuing a career as a songwriter.

Grassroots group donates 2,600 masks to Riverhead schools

Masks for Students, a group spearheaded by Riverhead PTSO officers, has organized a massive effort to buy, sew and collect masks for Riverhead kids.

Physicians’ foundation works to cure diaper need

“Diaper need” is the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep a baby clean, dry and healthy. The supply can cost i$80 a month per baby, an expense not covered by food stamps or WIC. Going without can have serious health impacts for babies and economic consequences for families.

Zoom into Poetry Street: monthly open-mic venue goes virtual in pandemic

The Riverhead-based, open-mic venue for poetry and the spoken word, founded in 2014 by Susan Dingle of Cutchogue and Robert “Bubbie” Brown of Riverhead, has turned to Zoom for its monthly events. The next event a "Founders Day" celebration takes place today from 4 to 6 p.m.

PBMC invites community to ‘Unmasking the Heroes’ virtual gala Friday evening

The “Unmasking the Heroes” virtual gala will honor all PBMC COVID-19 frontline workers and include messages from the hospital’s leadership and clinicians about what they experienced during the pandemic, as well as videos from some COVID-19 survivors. The free online event starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

A sorrowful homecoming in Flanders

Dozens of motorcyclists, ambulances and fire trucks accompanied the Worthington procession from the Orient Point ferry to the Flanders Northampton Volunteer Ambulance headquarters on Flanders Road.

Riverhead announces 86 AP Scholars

In recognition of their exceptional achievement on the national Advanced Placement exams, 86 Riverhead High School students have earned Advanced Placement Scholar...

They read 1,000 books before kindergarten and earned new bicycles

Kristopher Depaz and Ayaan Geer, both 5, were rewarded with brand new bicycles for reading 1,000 books before kindergarten. The bikes were donated by Friends of the Riverhead Free Library. Also pictured: Friends president Marcia Littenberg and RFL Youth and Family Services coordinator Lauren Strong. Photo: Peter Blasl

Remembering the heroes of Sept. 11

In a brief but well-attended service, the Reeves Park community marked the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack tonight.
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