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New York begins to withhold 20% of local aid payments, state teachers union files lawsuit

The State has begun withholding 20% of most local aid payments, forcing reductions in some payments to school districts, according to the New York State Education Department. In response to the reductions, New York State United Teachers has filed a lawsuit seeking to block the aid reductions.

Riverhead Middle School staff member tests positive for COVID-19

A Riverhead Middle School instructional staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. Twenty-nine students who were in contact with the staff member were instructed to stay home today and tomorrow, pending further guidance from the county health department,

Town, county officials anxiously await pandemic relief deal in Washington

Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar is pushing for direct federal aid to towns in the next coronavirus relief bill — though the fate of additional relief is still in doubt.

It’s National Voter Registration Day — Are you registered to vote?

The League of Women Voters will be staffing voter information and assistance tables across the East End today, including two locations in Riverhead.

‘We should not forget’: These lives mattered

Symbolic headstones have been placed on the front lawn of First Baptist Church of Riverhead, beneath a sign that states simply, “WE SHOULD NOT FORGET.” There will be a memorial service at the site on Oct. 1 beginning at 6 p.m.

Zeldin to host virtual constituent meeting this morning

Rep. Lee Zeldin is hosting a virtual constituent meeting this morning, beginning at 9 a.m. Host Coffee with Your Congressman

Thousands ride in Trump caravan across Suffolk, through Riverhead and North Fork

Thousands of vehicles hit the road in Suffolk County today to show support for President Donald Trump.

Mourners gather in Riverhead to remember Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The stately Corinthian columns and broad staircase at the entrance to the 1929 courthouse on Griffing Avenue were a fitting backdrop for a candlelight memorial service in Riverhead last night for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at age 87.

As Sept. 30 census deadline looms, local response is lagging

Local response rates to the 2020 Census are lagging and officials are worried about the long-term impacts of an undercount.

Meet the 29-year-old Suffolk man behind the Trump caravan coming to Riverhead Sunday

This is the second MAGA parade organized by Shawn Farash of West Babylon, an ardent Trump supporter who says he wants to energize the 'silent majority' to get them out to vote for Trump Nov. 3
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