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East End Voter Coalition hosts new Suffolk sheriff for MLK Day event in Riverhead

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Suffolk's new sheriff introduced himself to community members gathered for the annual East End Voter Coalition MLK Day event yesterday at the library. He spelled out his goals as sheriff and told the audience to accomplish them, 'It won’t be by myself. I’m going to need everyone here.'

Peconic Bay Power Squadron offers boating safety course next month

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America’s Boating Course is approved by New York State for compliance with the state boater education law, which requires all operators of mechanically propelled vessels in N.Y. Waters born on or after May 1, 1996 to have a boating safety certificate.

Think spring: Riverhead Little League offers clinics, registration for 2018 season

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The ground may be covered in snow and ice, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about the 2018 baseball and softball season.

Jamesport Fire Dept. has a new chief

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Chief Gary Faucon, 64, a 10-year JFD veteran succeeded ex-chief John Andrejack on Jan.1 — and he had a very busy first week on the job.

Riverhead Ambulance District manager graduates from FEMA’s emergency management executive academy

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“This is quite an accomplishment and Al worked hard at it,” RVAC Chief Rod Richardson said. “We are very proud of him.”

Family and friends come together to help couple who lost everything in house fire

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The fire that tore through a mobile home Wednesday morning left an elderly couple homeless and destroyed all of their personal belongings — everything but the clothes on their backs.

Christmas and New Year’s worship services

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Here's a list of all the local Christmas and New Year's worship services at local churches.

In decades-old tradition, Riverhead cops adopt local families for the holidays

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Riverhead's finest are playing Santa today. In an annual tradition going back more than 20 years, Riverhead PBA members adopted 18 families and are providing them with complete turkey dinners with all the trimmings, plus gifts for a total of 40 kids.

Dancing beyond disability: Peconic Ballet showcases students of all abilities in new program’s first year

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For the first time, students of all abilities danced alongside one another in Peconic Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker last weekend, thanks to the launch of a new program designed especially for students with intellectual and development disabilities.

Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps collects gifts for children’s hospital to say ‘thank you’ to Northwell Health

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The Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps hauled a truckload of toys, games, stuffed animals and other gifts to Cohen Children's Hospital yesterday afternoon at the conclusion of its first toy drive for hospitalized kids during the holiday season.