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Riverhead News-Review

08/14/17 5:55am

One hundred years ago, when Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County was started, Long Island had over 100,000 acres of farmland. Most of that acreage was dedicated to potatoes and, considering the massive expansion of the New York City suburbs, it’s interesting to note that potato farms once extended as far west as the Nassau-Queens line. Long Island’s glacier runoff soil was perfectly suited for the growing of potatoes.


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08/13/17 11:01am

Versatile Dave Brigati of Calverton pulled triple duty once again Saturday at Riverhead Raceway and in the process drove to his 10th career NASCAR Modified victory in a 40-lap main event. Prior to his win, Brigati placed fifth in a 30-lap Super Pro Truck event and runner-up in a 25-lap Modified Crate race with a large crowd looking on.