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Elated Riverhead officials celebrate $10M downtown revitalization grant

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There was an excruciating monthlong wait for the last of the state's announcements of Downtown Revitalization Initiative grants. Today, Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin announced Riverhead has won a $10 million grant to help the town move forward with plans for a town square on the riverfront and other revitalization measures.

Riverhead awarded $10 million downtown revitalization grant

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Riverhead Town has been awarded a $10 million grant from New York State’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative program, which will go toward major town-sponsored improvement projects like the town square and transit-oriented development near the railroad station.

Updated: Santa parade and bonfire to take place next Saturday in downtown Riverhead

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The Riverhead Lions Club 69th Santa Parade and and the town's 21st annual holiday bonfire are set to take place Saturday, Dec. 11.

New restaurant proposed for the riverfront

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A new building is proposed for a .06-acre site on the eastern end of the Peconic Riverfront, just west of the Turkuaz Grill and the aquarium. The new building would house a two-story restaurant.

Here’s a sneak peak inside Chef Marco Barrila’s Insatiable Eats Creative Kitchen

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Chef Marco Barrila is putting the finishing touches on his new Insatiable Eats Creative Kitchen on East Main Street and plans a grand opening celebration the middle of this month.

Downtown Riverhead’s ‘Holiday Hop’ pub crawl set for Friday night

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Downtown Riverhead’s “Holiday Hop” pub crawl will take place at several Riverhead restaurants and craft beverage locations on Friday.

Halloween-themed pub crawl set for downtown Riverhead Friday night

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Downtown Riverhead’s Halloween themed pub crawl, aptly named “Crawloween”, will take place at several Riverhead restaurants and craft beverage locations tomorrow night.

Halloween Fest ’21: Coffin Races draw a crowd

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The 'Back to the Future' team — York Fife, Jack Bartolo, Landon Zaleski, Quinn Stromski and Justin Lopresti — motoring in the DeLorean Time Machine, won the Ghoulies Division and took home a $150 prize.

Adapt, or die — the choice is ours

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If you have an emotional attachment to the big, decrepit, vacant buildings on Main Street, you may not want to read on. You’re not going to like what I have to say.

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.
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