An important school vote takes place this week, when voters will decide the fate of two bond propositions. Either way, the result will be this week's big news. Here's a rundown of what's going on in the week ahead, plus a look back at the most-read stories of the week just ended.
The future of downtown Riverhead is the subject of a couple of events this week: a public forum with planners and a press conference about a re-imagining of the core of the Main Street business district.
How can you tell if something is news, entertainment, advertising or propaganda? On Facebook, it all looks the same. The very name Facebook gives to the information it presents to users blurs those very important lines. Facebook calls it your “news feed.” But not much of what appears there is actually news.
When Prohibition took effect this week in 1920, Riverhead (pop. 5,753) was ahead of the curve. Home to the first Suffolk chapter of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, established in 1878, Riverhead was already — sort of — dry.