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25 most-read News-Review stories so far this year


2016 is already more than halfway over. So what better time to look back on the stories you cared about most.

Here’s a rundown of the 25 most popular articles of the year so far:

25. Riverhead multiplex with 10-to-12 screens gets first approval

24. Cops: Threatening letter mailed to elementary school

23. Update: Riverhead man struck by LIRR train in Riverhead

22. Cops: After dispute with taxi driver, Flanders man fired gun

21. Firefighters put out fire at Riverhead High School classroom

20. Byron Perez, Riverhead’s first Hispanic cop, is realizing his dream

19. Cops: Riverhead man in ‘grave condition’ after gang stabbing

18. McKillop taking leave of absence from FD following arrest

17. ‘Black Lives Matter’ demonstrators take to Riverhead streets

16. Cops: Employee stole $10K worth of merchandise from Walmart

15. $1M in anonymous donations to upgrade Thomas Cutinella Memorial Field

14. District investigating school shooting threat at Riverhead High School

13. Cops: Riverhead rapper shot outside North Patchogue club

12. SWR grad killed in single-car crash in Shoreham

11. After crash, a rescue, and now recovery for retired FDNY firefighter

10. Black Lives Matter demonstration planned for downtown Riverhead

9. Cops: Bellport man charged with shooting gun outside TGI Fridays

8. Update: Coram man dies following injury involving bulldozer

7. Riverhead HS grad killed after car crash remembered as a ‘special life’

6. Wading River man arrested in Valero gas station robbery

5. Cops: Riverhead man charged for home burglary

4. New owners have big plans for Riverhead Raceway

3. Riverhead’s marijuana dispensary is opening up shop Friday

2. Jamesport FD assistant chief pleads not guilty; released without bail

1. RHS graduate dies following last week’s car crash