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Taxpayers who live within the Riverhead School District will be asked to vote Oct. 11 on a $78.3 million bond proposal for infrastructure upgrades at district buildings and grounds.
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The Flanders Fire District brought to its firehouse two pieces of steel from the wreckage of the World Trade Center Tuesday morning.
Page 2, posted online July 19
A boater was rescued off the shore of Wading River Beach Sunday night after high winds caused his sailboat to capsize, according to the man and fire department officials.
Page 2, posted online July 17
A brush fire broke out Monday afternoon near a bluff at Wading River Town Beach, and the emergency response drew criticism from at least one area resident who accused firefighters of wrongfully breaking down his fence, officials and the resident said.
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Borders Group Inc., the Michigan-based bookstore chain, will soon be closing all 399 of its stores including its Riverhead location, according to a press release issued by the company this afternoon.
Page 3, posted online July 18
Borders isn’t the only big store on Route 58 that’s closing.
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Embattled Riverhead Town animal control officer and dog shelter head Lou Coronesi will be the subject of a civil service law hearing that could result in his termination or suspension, town officials say.
Page 4, posted online July 20
A puppy rescued as a group of youths was hanging it during a twisted gang initiation has helped mark an adoption milestone at Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton.
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Riverhead’s Business Improvement District management association — led by Robert James Salon & Spa owner Ray Pickersgill — has been on the receiving end of some harsh criticism on this page for its part in a bitter feud with officials at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, a feud that ultimately led to the demise of the popular Riverhead Blues & Music Festival. But we would be remiss not to point out that the BID, which just five years ago was operating in the red to the tune of $60,000, has bounced back in spectacular fashion. Not only does the group seem to manage its money well, as it’s been in the black since 2008, it would appear that it spends it well, too.
If you had asked me before last week, when the 2010 census data was released, I would have said Fire Island is Long Island’s “gayest” community. But Fire Island incorporates several municipal jurisdictions and thus does not show up in the census as an entity unto itself.
The authoritative, loud voice barking instructions from the Riverhead High School bench doesn’t belong to a coach. Actually, it’s Reggie Moore. Whether it be from the bench or on the basketball court, Moore does a lot of talking. And when he’s playing, spectators are undoubtedly talking about him.
Long Island Rail Road passengers boarding the Greenport-bound train from the Ronkonkoma station Friday nights now see a menu on their seat offering refreshments for purchase during the long ride out east.
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