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Riverhead Blue Masques score 13 Teeny Award nominations

The Riverhead High School Blue Masques have received 13 nominations for this year's performances ahead of next month's 21st annual East End Arts Teeny Awards.

“Run, hide, fight’ — Expert’s advice for surviving an ‘active shooter’ situation

Run, hide, fight” is the law enforcement-endorsed response tactic for an active shooter situation. Former Suffolk County Police Sgt. Donald Longo explains tactics that can save your life.

Learn about ‘warehouse breeds’ at an informational meeting hosted by Calverton civic group this evening

The public is invited to an informational meeting about warehouses and logistics centers tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Riley Avenue Elementary School in Calverton, hosted by the Greater Calverton Civic Association.

Historic observatory at Riverhead High School reopens after repairs

The telescope and observatory, which has been out of commission for the last few years due to a problem with its observation hatch, was built in 1935 by John Elliot Young and his father Orville, owners of a Riverhead machine shop off Roanoke Avenue.

Screening of ‘Paper Clips’ documentary set for Sunday afternoon at Riverhead library for Holocaust Remembrance Day

The award-winning 2004 film is about a 1998 project undertaken by middle school students in rural Tennessee to understand the magnitude of the Holocaust by compiling six million paper clips to represent the Jews who died during the genocide.

Suffolk Theater to host active shooter response training seminar on Tuesday

Donald Longo, a private investigator and former Suffolk County Police sergeant, will speak on  how to identify the threat of an active shooter, cover the “run, hide, fight” response tactics used by the FBI, and how to identify and prevent a potential incident from occurring.

North Fork Breast Health Coalition celebrates 25th anniversary with Pink Pearl Gala May 5

The North Fork Breast Health Coalition marks its 25th anniversary while celebrating breast-cancer survivors and thrivers, providers and caregivers at the NFBHC Annual Pink Pearl Gala Friday, May 5 at East Wind in Wading River.

Celebrate Earth Day by cleaning up Riverhead: town-wide cleanup set for Saturday, April 22

The next town-wide cleanup will take place on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. Volunteers are needed and community service credits are available for those who participate.

Voters OK Riverhead library budget

Voters approved Riverhead Free Library’s $4.7 million 2023-2024 operating budget yesterday by a 50-vote margin, 187 to 137.

Police recruitment event to take place at Suffolk County Community College in Riverhead April 11

The Suffolk County Police Department will host a recruitment and outreach event on Tuesday, April 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the at the Suffolk County Community College Eastern Campus in Riverhead.