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Town launches contest for new ceremonial street name where Town Hall will be relocated

by Aug 24, 2023
Riverhead Town is holding a ceremonial street renaming contest for a section of West Second Street, where the new Town Hall is set to open. 

Riverhead celebrates Ukrainian Independence with flag-raising ceremony at Town Hall

by Aug 23, 2023
Riverhead’s Ukrainian community held its annual flag-raising ceremony at Town Hall today, in celebration of Ukraine’s Independence Day. Event officiants and town officials also spoke out in solidarity with Ukraine.

Town officials and residents celebrate Ukrainian Independence Day with ceremony

by Aug 25, 2022
Riverhead Town officials and Ukrainian residents gathered on the lawn of Town Hall this afternoon to celebrate Ukrainian Independence Day, as the fight to keep the country's independence continues to rage in Eastern Europe.

Praying for peace, working to help: ‘Our call is to stand up to evil’

by Mar 6, 2022
The local community’s response to the humanitarian aid drive organized by St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Riverhead has been overwhelming and uplifting, Rev. Bohdan Hedz, the church’s pastor said today. “We were hoping to fill one truckload with items by Friday,” Hedz said, “instead we filled four truckloads.”

Local Ukrainian church collecting donations for aid during war

by Mar 4, 2022
St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Riverhead is collecting donations to send overseas to support Ukraine’s people in their fight against Russian invasion.

Riverhead’s Ukrainian-American community prays for peace as Ukraine tensions escalate

by Feb 16, 2022
The Ukrainian-American community in Riverhead is praying for peace in Ukraine, as the country and its allies brace for a possible invasion by neighboring superpower Russia.