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04/14/17 6:00am
04/14/2017 6:00 AM

Laurel Sisson has dedicated her time to Riverhead Free Library for almost 50 years.

Her professional career there began in 1966. She worked in multiple departments, including the children’s room and reference desk, and was later an assistant director. READ

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03/20/17 5:55am
03/20/2017 5:55 AM

Riverhead Free Library officials are proposing a 2017-18 budget that would increase the tax levy by 1.03 percent — a figure allowable under New York State’s 1.26 percent tax cap.

The plan calls for $3.75 million in overall spending, an increase of just $84,316 over the current year. Of that, $3.57 million would be raised through taxes.

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11/03/16 6:02am
11/03/2016 6:02 AM
Emily Whitney, 92, sits with her blue stuffed teddy bear, the first stuffed animal she made. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Emily Whitney, 92, sits with her blue stuffed teddy bear, the first stuffed animal she made. (Credit: Paul Squire)

In the weeks following Hurricane Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency set up a recovery center at Riverhead Free Library to assist victims.

During the commotion, library employees later recalled, a part-time librarian named Emily Whitney, then in her late 80s, presented FEMA workers with homemade stuffed bears.  READ