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Go-kart races and drifting exhibitions, hosted by drag racing promoter, approved for EPCAL: Riverhead Town Board wrap-up

The drag racing promoter at the Calverton Enterprise Park is expanding his events this year to include car shows, go-kart racing and drifting exhibitions. 

Riverhead student publishes his first book, ‘Khuno’s Tears,’ exploring emotions and mental health

Jahnarr Evans, a 16-year-old junior at Riverhead High School published his first novel, “Khuno’s Tears,” last month.

CAP launches parent survey to gain input for new prevention and wellness programs

Riverhead CAP is seeking parent input to develop new prevention and wellness programs. Take an anonymous online survey and enter to win a $50 gift card.

Stotzky skate park named for Wesley Dean Ackley, who changed its future more than a decade ago

Wesley Dean Ackley, the skateboarder who more than a decade ago changed the future of Riverhead’s skate park through the power of advocacy, was immortalized yesterday when Riverhead Town named the place where he spent much of his free time during his teenage years in his honor.

Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps celebrates National EMS Week with open house tomorrow 

The community is invited to Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps headquarters tomorrow to meet EMTs, tour ambulances, and learn about emergency medical services. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its headquarters, 1111 Osborn Avenue, Riverhead.

Polish Town fair is canceled again this year

The Polish Town Fair and Street Festival has been canceled again this year, a representative of the Polish Town Civic Association, which sponsors the fair, told RiverheadLOCAL today.

Discussion of potential air cargo hub in Calverton draws another crowd to civic meeting

Last night more than 100 people — 92 in person and 20 via Zoom — attended a Greater Calverton Cvic Association meeting to hear a presentation by EPCAL Watch on plans being advanced by Triple Five Group for a cargo logistics hub development at the enterprise park.

Verna Campbell, the ‘voice of Riverhead Town Hall’ for nearly four decades, 90

An appreciation: Verna Campbell, who for 37 years was the face and voice of Riverhead Town Hall, died yesterday at age 90.

History of school district property comes to life for students, as marker is placed at the old fair grounds site in...

On the land where Pulaski Street school and most of the school district’s athletic fields now sit, horses once trotted around a race track, Babe Ruth and Satchel Paige both played ball, and Teddy Roosevelt once campaigned to be governor of New York.

Town plans lawsuit to take back ownership of historic downtown theater, citing building’s deterioration, lack of progress in restoration

Town officials say the historic Vail-Leavitt, built in 1881, is in dilapidated condition and urgently in need of repairs. The nonprofit group that took ownership of the music hall in 1982 hasn't kept its promises to restore and maintain the building, officials say.