The 20 most-read News-Review stories of 2020

As the Riverhead News-Review recaps the past year, here’s a look at the most-read stories of 2020.

  1. Riverhead senior’s college admission, athletic scholarship rescinded after racist social media post

2. How many confirmed cases of the coronavirus are in your neighborhood?

3. Wading River McDonald’s to close Sept. 15

4. Long Island Aquarium faces its greatest crisis

5. Diagnosed with coronavirus, Southold woman improving after frightening ordeal

6. With Long Island still on pause, some North Fork businesses are unlocking their doors anyway

7. Man charged with burglary, unlawfully fleeing police and more after incident that injured Riverhead officer

8. Police identify motorcyclist in Sunday’s crash as Rocky Point woman

9. Detectives: No weapon found at scene of Aquebogue homicide

10. ‘Heavy police presence’ at Riverhead H.S. one day after large fight

11. Riverside murder victim described as ‘selfless’ mom who tried to hide from boyfriend

12. Riverhead gang member, released over COVID-19 fears, back in prison for not practicing social distancing

13. A hero’s welcome home for Carter Rubin, the winner of ‘The Voice’

14. Drive-thru testing site opens in Riverhead

15. Christmas House attraction opening next month on Route 58

16. Cops: Driver airlifted after two-car crash in Riverhead

17. Long Island set to reach Phase 4 Wednesday, but we’re not quite finished

18. Murder suspects lured victim to secluded area for robbery, according to court documents

19. Carter Rubin is ‘The Voice!’ Shoreham teen, just 15, wins NBC musical competition

20. East End supervisors to call on Gov. Cuomo to enact East End travel ban