Roughly 40 percent of Riverhead Middle School students believe vaping is not harmful to their health, according to data collected last year by the Riverhead Youth Coalition, a group of students in grades seven through 12 whose goal is to prevent drug and alcohol abuse among youth. READ
Riverhead High School students hit the red carpet in style Thursday in a pre-senior prom reception sponsored the Riverhead Community Awareness Program, Inc. and Peconic Bay Medical Center. READ
Riverhead High School’s graduating class is going out in style. They’ll get the chance to walk the red carpet at a pre-prom reception featuring refreshments, photo ops and music by Beach Radio 101.7. READ
An employee at Vines & Hopes on East Main Street was arrested after selling alcohol to a minor during an investigation by the Riverhead police COPE Unit in cooperation with the Riverhead Community Awareness Program. READ
Organizations across the North Fork and Riverhead dedicated to helping the poorest and neediest may lose federal funding due to cuts proposed in the 2018 federal budget “blueprint” submitted by President Donald Trump.
Several service agencies that work with people who are homeless, poor, mentally ill or suffer from addiction issues have asked the Riverhead Town Board for federal Community Development Block Grant money. READ
The 31st annual “Say No to Drugs” march on Friday afternoon was led by Riverhead police officer Byron Perez, the honored guest and keynote speaker. Mr. Perez is the first full-time Hispanic, bilingual police officer in Riverhead. He’s a 2003 Riverhead High School graduate and son of Guatemalan immigrants.
The Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth took back more than 160 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter medications at a take-back event Saturday at Peconic Bay Medical Center, the organization has announced. READ