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Riverhead to hold lottery for deer hunting during January shotgun season

The Town of Riverhead has started accepting applications for the upcoming season’s shotgun-hunting lottery, which will take place Dec. 7.

Community comes together to mourn fire victims and support their family

The community continues to mourn five members of a family that perished in a blaze that tore through a home on East Second Street Tuesday night.

Food and flu shots distributed to those in need ahead of holiday season

The North Fork Spanish Apostolate partnered with National Grid and Northwell Health on Thursday to give food and flu shots to needy families ahead of the holiday season.

Shocked family members of slain woman remember her as kind, funny and popular

Family members of Marta Esmeralda Carbajal, 20, who police said was a victim of domestic violence, said her life ended in an argument sparked by jealousy.

Holiday light show starts tonight at Splish Splash

Riverhead’s fourth annual holiday light show returns tonight at a new location — Splish Splash Water Park in Calverton. 

Riverhead Soccer League, mourning loss of player in fire, will hold tournament fundraiser to aid his family

The one-day tournament on Sunday, Nov. 21 will raise money to help with funeral arrangements for one of its players, Carlos Peñate Rivera, and four members of his family, who were killed in a fire Tuesday night.

Grieving, baffled sister ponders tragedy that claimed five family members

Laura Rivera, who lost her sister, niece and three nephews in the Nov. 16 fire on East Second Street in Riverhead, talks about her sister's courage and love for her family.

Efforts underway to help with funeral costs for family killed in fire

Fundraising efforts are underway to help defray costs of funeral expenses for the family that perished in the horrific fire on Second Street in Riverhead Tuesday night. A mother, her 24-year-old son, 16-year-old daughter and two nephews died in the blaze.

A hometown hero shines in national spotlight

Retired Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Kevin Carrick of Aquebogue talks about his experience as the grand marshal of the New York City Veterans Day Parade.

A horse’s warm nuzzle offers healing comfort at Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue

The Baiting Hollow ranch, where animals help people cope with grief and mental health issues, has expanded its programs to include therapies for children with special needs.