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JOHN NEELY PHOTO | Cover photo: Fourth of July revelers descended on downtown Riverhead Sunday for an Independence Day Celebration along the Peconic River. The festivities kicked off at 5 p.m. and went until after dark. Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could headlined a day of entertainment for children and families. the event, which was sponsored by the Riverhead Business Improvement District, ended with a fireworks display in the night sky.

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Slide Show: Downtown awash in red, white and blue

Fourth of July revelers descended on downtown Riverhead Sunday for an Independence Day Celebration along the Peconic River.

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Hubbard moved from ICU as condition improves






Michael Hubbard, the 14-year-old Riverhead High School freshman who suffered severe burns during a gel candle explosion Memorial Day weekend, has been moved from the Intensive Care Unit at Stony Brook University Medical Center, family members said Saturday.

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Soldiers’ ship has come in






These two soldiers won a free wedding at Brecknock Hall in Greenport on Veterans Day.

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Town Board urged to act to help fight algal blooms

With brown tide and now red tide showing up in East End waters with more frequency, Peconic Baykeeper Kevin McAllister is urging that upgraded septic systems be required in new homes.

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Town audits are finally wrapping up

Riverhead Town’s 2009 audit is now complete. Auditor Jeff Davoli of Albrecht, Viggiano, Zubreck and Company delivered that news to the Town Board at Thursday’s work session, where he also said the 2010 audit should be finished by the end of November, although Town Supervisor Sean Walter is hoping the group will do so by the end of September, since he must present a proposed budget by Oct. 1.

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Selling hot boats in a cold economy






Hustler Powerboats president Joe LoGiudice is a hands-on guy who used to make a living building now-obsolete giant satellite dishes.

Page 12, posted online July 5


Column: Sometimes school boards just don’t make sense

Shoreham-Wading River is one of the most scrutinized school districts in Suffolk County, if not New York State, the USA or the planet Earth. Never does a budget season pass when a deep breath isn’t sucked in by the SWR community, whose concerns over state aid and district finances are plentiful and often very legitimate.

Editorial: Steve Levy should forgo the victory lap

Every public official whose continued employment depends upon the good will of the electorate is guilty, to varying degrees, of self-promotion. It’s sometimes subtle, sometimes sensational. It’s not the most productive use of an elected official’s time, but for better or worse it’s part of getting and staying in office.

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