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JOHN GRIFFIN PHOTO | No better day. Big crowds, clear skies and temperatures that reached well into the 80s greeted the 36th annual Riverhead Country Fair Sunday. This was the first year since 1983 that Jim and Connie Lull weren't co-coordinators of the fair, as their son, Jim P. Lull, and Pat Mulcahy of Wading River, who also co-chaired last year's event with the Lulls, took over the reins. The event, as always, featured plenty of food, crafts, tractors, live music and carnival rides.

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Riverhead school bond approved by 53 percent of voters






Some 40 school district officials and Riverhead school bond supporters who had gathered in the high school gym burst into applause, quickly followed by hugs for all, as the results of Tuesday night’s vote were read aloud about 9:45 p.m.

Calverton farmer boasts Long Island’s first crop of certified organic grapes






A crop of certified organic grapes are ready for harvesting for the first time in Long Island history, according to one Calverton farmer who claims to have successfully pulled off the challenging feat.

School board prez: Riverhead will have to cut $4 million in 2012-13






The Riverhead School District could have to trim up to $4 million from its 2012-13 budget to stay under the state-mandated two percent increase tax cap, said school board president Ann Cotten-Degrasse.

Crash victims’ funeral procession to make stop at Riverhead Raceway






Riverhead was like a home away from home for Keri Trinca of Manorville and her 7-year-old son Jason, Riverhead Raceway regulars both killed in a two-car crash in Manorville Saturday that also critically injured the family’s two other young children.

Feds finalize approval of $3.6 million for Horton Avenue

A $3.6 million grant to provide relief to the flood-prone Horton Avenue neighborhood in Riverhead has received final approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), officials announced Friday.

Playground planned for downtown Riverhead






A small section of land just south of Griffing Avenue on West Main Street received a community garden earlier this year. It’s getting a rebuilt comfort station soon. And in the future, it may also get a new playground.

Riverhead Town Board members want to plan budget in public






Should the Riverhead Town Board hold public meetings to discuss potential changes to the supervisor’s proposed 2012 town budget?

YouTube star brings scares to Jamesport






The promotional cards read, “You don’t have to be afraid anymore.”

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Editorial: Bag bill raises questions

You see them blowing down the street, catching wind like small sails before snagging on tree limbs or in hedges. Many billions of plastic bags are made and used around the globe each year; many are discarded unceremoniously and wind up as fast-moving litter. Suffolk County may weigh in on the issue, not by banning the bags as some countries and cities have, but by adding a cost to choosing plastic over paper.

Column: You’re reading this because of Steve Jobs

The first rule for this column — and for this newspaper, really — is that its subject matter must be local. If there’s an earthquake in East Hampton, I have been known to say in the past, we’re only interested in it if it rattles Mrs. Sledjeski’s dishes on Sound Avenue.

Read this week’s ‘Letters to the Editor’

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Girls Volleyball: Chalk up Massa tally: daughter 2, father 0






WILDCATS 25, 25, 19, 25, TUCKERS 21, 18, 25, 18

Maddie Massa had made the drive from Shoreham, along Sound Avenue and into Mattituck, many times before. Countless times. This time was different, though.

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Recap: Riverhead Town Board candidates debate






Riverhead News-Review editor Michael White was at Riley Avenue School in Calverton, where the candidates for Riverhead Town Board appeared for a debate.

Video: Take a tour of the new Love Lane Market






Reporter Samantha Brix took a tour of the new Love Lane Market in Mattituck in the days leading up to the new store’s grand opening celebration.

Photos: Horse and Scarecrow Festival at Hallockville Farm






The second annual Horse and Scarecrow Festival was held at Hallockville Museum Farm in Northville Saturday.

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