05/18/17 6:00am

As Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” blared from the DJ booth Friday evening, dozens of people on the dance floor waved posters in the air while nearly 600 people surrounding them cheered and cried.

The posters read “This is my fight song” and on the back, each person had written a number, ranging from one to 42, indicating how many years they’ve been cancer-free.

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05/15/17 7:00pm

Following months of steady turnover, seats on the Riverhead Free Library Board of Trustees were filled during an election last Tuesday.

Newcomer John Rienzo was elected to a three-year term during the May 19 vote. Additionally, recent appointees Susan Bergmann and Michael D’Arcangelo, were elected to new three-year terms.

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05/05/17 6:00am

Joining educators from around the country, administrators from four local school districts recently sent letters home to parents encouraging them to be aware of a controversial new Netflix series dealing with teen suicide.

In the letters, which were sent by superintendents in the Greenport, Southold, Mattituck-Cutchogue and Shoreham-Wading River school districts, parents were encouraged to watch “13 Reasons Why” with their children and discuss the sensitive subjects the series addresses. READ

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05/03/17 9:22am

Riverhead High School’s valedictorian, Kyle Gevinski, marched to the top of his class with a weighted grade point average of 109.3556, the school district announced this week.

He was treasurer of the National Honor Society and president of the French National Foreign Language Honor Society. He also received the Rensselaer Medal Award and the title of AP Scholar with Distinction.

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