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Weekly Roundup

Coming up this week: your chance to be a hero

Someone needs blood every two seconds. Without regular donations by a sufficient number of healthy people, there won't be blood available whenever and wherever it's needed.The Riverhead Community Blood Drive is coming up on Tuesday.

Up or down, the school bond vote will be this week’s big news

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.

Focus is on downtown Riverhead this week

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.

‘Fake news’ is an oxymoron

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.

Our dry little town

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.

There once was a time when partisanship didn’t define us

Sen. Ken LaValle's tenure in the State Senate spans two generations. He is an institution in Suffolk County and with his retirement, an era is coming to an end.

Here’s what’s coming up in the week ahead

The week ahead in Riverhead — and a look back at the top stories of the week just ended.

The week ahead in Riverhead —and a look back

Here's what's coming up in the week ahead around Riverhead, as 2019 comes to a close and a new decade is on the horizon.

Weekly roundup: ‘part of our heritage to posterity’

Here's what you need to know about the week coming up in Riverhead, plus a look back on the week just ended —  and a day in 1949 that changed the future of Riverhead.

Weekly roundup: Here’s what you need to know for the week ahead in Riverhead

There are lots of holiday happenings coming up this week. Here's a roundup of upcoming events and public meetings, plus a reflection on RiverheadLOCAL's first 10 years of publication.
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