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Riverhead supervisor candidates face off

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Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar and Councilwoman Catherine Kent sat down for an hour-long debate on Thursday, Oct. 21.

Union at odds with Riverhead Town over Main Street demolition contract, citing town’s apprenticeship requirement

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Union officials are objecting to Riverhead Town’s award of a $965,000 demolition contract to a company that is not a participant in a qualified apprenticeship program registered, which the union says is mandated by the town’s procurement policy.

Election 2021 local voters guide

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Here's a rundown of the races in this year's General Election, with a focus on Riverhead Town. Early voting is underway and continues through Oct. 31.

Suffolk County executive tests positive for COVID-19

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County Executive Steve Bellone announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 20. Bellone said he is experiencing mild symptoms so far.

Riverhead celebrates start of demolition to make way for town square on Main Street

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Community residents, business owners and government officials turned out to watch a heavy equipment operator begin demolition a long-vacant, blighted building on Main Street in Riverhead Monday, where the town plans to create a town square in the hope of spurring downtown revitalization.

In Riverhead, a rally for immigration reform in the hope of pressuring Congress to act now

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A march and rally in Riverhead Saturday brought together immigrants rights activists and residents to demand Congress act now on immigration reform providing a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented U.S. residents.

Despite claims to the contrary, crime is not down in Riverhead — arrests are

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Arrests in Riverhead are down more than 60% compared to 2019, before COVID — and before criminal justice reform laws took effect in New York, described by local cops as a game-changer. News analysis.

Riverhead, seeking $20M Downtown Revitalization Grant, is a finalist in 2021 round

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Riverhead Town is a L.I. Region finalist in the New York State Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant competition. It's the fourth time in five rounds of DRI funding that Riverhead has been a finalist.

State warns against scammers targeting COVID-19 vaccine recipients

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Using text messages, scammers are attempting to impersonate the NYS Department of Health and tell text message recipients they are required to enter their information to validate their vaccination status. The text messages link to fraudulent sites. Anyone who receives such a text message should delete it right away.

Main Street buildings set for demolition Monday to make way for town square

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The two Main Street buildings coming down to make way for Riverhead's town square have a date with the wrecking ball Monday.
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