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03/23/17 6:00am
03/23/2017 6:00 AM

Organizations across the North Fork and Riverhead dedicated to helping the poorest and neediest may lose federal funding due to cuts proposed in the 2018 federal budget “blueprint” submitted by President Donald Trump.

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11/02/16 3:10pm
11/02/2016 3:10 PM

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Several service agencies that work with people who are homeless, poor, mentally ill or suffer from addiction issues have asked the Riverhead Town Board for federal Community Development Block Grant money. READ

06/12/16 2:00pm
06/12/2016 2:00 PM

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The 31st annual “Say No to Drugs” march on Friday afternoon was led by Riverhead police officer Byron Perez, the honored guest and keynote speaker. Mr. Perez is the first full-time Hispanic, bilingual police officer in Riverhead. He’s a 2003 Riverhead High School graduate and son of Guatemalan immigrants.

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05/01/16 2:00pm
05/01/2016 2:00 PM

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The Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth took back more than 160 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter medications at a take-back event Saturday at Peconic Bay Medical Center, the organization has announced. READ

10/12/14 6:00am
10/12/2014 6:00 AM

Perhaps it’s a leftover painkiller from recent dental work or a magical stress reliever saved for a future airplane ride.

Or maybe you just didn’t know what to do with it all.

October is National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month, a good time to take five minutes to check out your household’s stock of prescription medications and get rid of what’s no longer needed. You’d be surprised by what you might find.

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11/22/13 9:37am
11/22/2013 9:37 AM
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COURTESY PHOTO | Riverhead School District elementary school students sign their names to an anti-bullying promise poster.

A group of students from Roanoke Avenue and Phillips Avenue elementary schools are volunteering to spend a portion of their recess to learn how they can help rid their schools of bullying.

The anti-bullying student group, called Peacemakers, was created by Roanoke Avenue Elementary School student Morgan Dunn last year, school officials said.

Students are meeting with school social worker Shannon Kutner of the Riverhead Community Awareness Program and discussing the major points of the anti-bullying group’s mission, which are: “speak up,” “don’t be a bystander,” “forgive others,” “accept others for their differences,” “include others,” “seek help if you need it,” and “we can make a difference.”

At the start of this school year, teachers read “The Juice Box Bully” by Bob Sornson to their students and asked them to sign their names to an anti-bullying promise. They were also asked to “speak up if someone needs help,” school officials said.

The students are also planning to take part in The Great Kindness Challenge in January.

For more information about the anti-bullying program, email Ms. Kutner at [email protected].