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Riverhead Police investigating reported robbery in Court Street parking lot Friday night

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The victim, a 51-year-old male, told police two men pushed him to the ground and demanded money. One displayed a knife while the other removed cash from his pants pocket, according to the report.

Riverhead man arrested in attempted hold-up of Main Street pharmacy: cops

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A 31-year-old Riverhead man displayed a box cutter and demanded prescription drugs from a pharmacy employee Tuesday morning, police said.

Insatiable Eats Creative Kitchen to open in former Michelangelo’s location

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Insatiable Eats Chef Marco Barrila will run his catering and events business and a new eatery in the former Michelangelo's restaurant on East Main Street.

Sunny’s, Michelangelo buildings have sold

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A Manhattan-based real estate investment group has purchased the Sunny's diner and Michelangelo's buildings. The same group also purchased the PeraBell and HyTing buildings. New restaurants will open in all locations, the broker who handled the sales said.

Colorful chalk art decorates Riverhead’s Main Street in 25th annual street painting festival

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The 25th annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival brought colorful chalk art, music, dance and family fun to East Main Street yesterday.

We need closer scrutiny, not fast-tracking, of new apartment building plans

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Riverhead Town needs to more closely review applications for multistory apartment buildings instead of fast-tracking their approvals. Guess column by former supervisor Laura Jens-Smith.

Part of First Street parking lot behind Maximus gym closed Monday for renovation

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The easternmost portion of the First Street municipal parking lot in downtown Riverhead, located behind Maximus gym will be closed for seal coating and restriping all day Monday, according a notice posted today on the town's website.

In planning downtown’s future, how should Riverhead deal with flooding? Town turns to Army Corps of Engineers for answers

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The Army Corps of Engineers gave a preliminary presentation to town officials and planners earlier this month on flooding possibilities and ways to deal with them.
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Alive on 25 street festival, with ‘Kids Zone,’ set for Thursday evening in downtown Riverhead

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"Bubbelpalooza" returns to Alive on 25 tonight, part of a special "Kids Zone" in Grangebel Park, which will include activities, an LED show by Team Fun Circus and kids' movies. Plus on Main Street: Live music on six stages, craft beverages, food trucks, street dining and vendors, 5-9:30 p.m. in downtown Riverhead.

Some float, some don’t: Riverhead’s cardboard boat races return

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A large crowd lined the downtown Riverhead dock to cheer the paddlers, who raced in homemade boats made only with cardboard, duct tape and paint. Lots of photos from Saturday's event.
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