20+ things to do this Memorial Day weekend on Long Island

Here are more than 20 ways to get started this holiday weekend.

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Racial demographics rapidly shifting in Long Island schools

Students of color have gone from being the minority to the majority in 32 Long Island districts over the past 20 years, a Newsday analysis found.

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Changing demographics of LI schools
Playground in Aquebogue dedicated to memory of elementary school teacher

Keri Lynn Stromski, a mother of three and a longtime teacher in the Riverhead School District, died last year after a 4½-year battle with breast cancer.

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Long Island school budgets up for vote today: Most under tax cap, two call for overrides

Eighteen Long Island school districts have frozen tax rates, and four are calling for cuts. New Suffolk and Wainscott on the East End are seeking to pierce the tax cap.

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Here's what to know about Tuesday's school budget elections
Abortion-rights rallies draw crowds on LI, across U.S.

Thousands of New Yorkers, Long Islanders among them, marched Saturday to protest the potential reversal of the landmark federal law ensuring a woman's right to abortion.

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Protests over the potential reversal of Roe v. Wade 
LI college graduation guide: 'Class of 2022 has persevered'

Long Island's colleges and universities are planning commencement ceremonies that largely return to pre-pandemic traditions.

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Lobster Roll Northside in Riverhead closes
North Fork Tasting Room: New in Baiting Hollow
Lobster Roll Northside: Back from the hereafter
Mount Sinai vs. Shoreham-Wading River

See the scenes from Mount Sinai's victory on Thursday.

Riverhead Town, SCWA to extend water service in Manorville

Town and Suffolk County Water Authority officials say they have agreed in principle to connect 64 homes.

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Faith Calendar: Worship and events from May 15 to 22

Long Island's religious communities offer a variety of events each week.

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New Riverhead downtown buildings may go by pattern book

The pattern book, which the town board adopted Jan. 20, is intended to serve as a guide for future buildings in downtown Riverhead.

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Gabriel's Giving Tree helps OD victims' families

The group helps families in need to pay for funeral and burial services after a loved one dies from an opioid overdose.

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New Riverhead civic group to focus on issues affecting downtown area

The Heart of Riverhead Civic Association, which will launch May 14, will focus solely on issues affecting the downtown area, the group's co-founders said.

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Splish Splash revamps waterslide, goes cashless for 2022 season

The former Abyss waterslide is now Hyperlight at Splish Splash.

Nick Muelthaler nets four goals in Floyd boys lacrosse's win over Riverhead

Connor Murtha added three goals in Suffolk I victory over Riverhead.

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Floyd vs. Riverhead

See the scenes from Thursday's Suffolk matchup.

Developer plans 30-home green community in Baiting Hollow

All the homes in the luxury development are designed to include solar panels.

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SCWA, Riverhead officials may combine efforts to bring clean water to some residents

The agency's CEO wants to collaborate with the town to "potentially reduce costs and ensure that work is completed as quickly as possible" to connect those in the Riverhead section of Manorville to public water.

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Police: 5 hurt in head-on crash after unlicensed drunken driver circumvents interlock device

The crash occurred on Sound Avenue, east of Twomey Avenue, at about 7:50 p.m. Sunday, Riverhead Town police said.

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Body found in burning vehicle in Baiting Hollow ID'd, Riverhead Town police say

Police said the death of the woman whose body was found inside a burning vehicle in Baiting Hollow was considered non-criminal.  

Live music plays on at these 3 wineries this winter

Live music doesn't stop at the vineyards this winter.

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Take a look inside this unique Long Island home
Domes, cubes, castles: unusually shaped houses on LI

Whether for eco-friendly or aesthetic reasons, these homeowners think way outside the box.

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A dome he calls home
Grieving Long Island kids, adults find support at local camps

The experiences offer assistance and tips on ways to grieve.

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4 affordable cottage communities near LI Sound that are 'like a vacation in the country'

These seaside cottages, many of which have the retro feel of the original campsites, let owners experience a slice of the East End.

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'Like a vacation in the country'
Man carjacked two SUVs, tried to steal another in Riverhead, town police say

In one incident, Riverhead police said the man forced a 10-year-old girl waiting for her mother out of a vehicle and drove off.

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Sunflower fields on Long Island that you can visit this summer

If you're a fan of the sunflower, this is your chance to get up close and personal to thousands of them.

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Camp bus driver charged with DWI after hitting vehicles, fleeing, police say

Police said day campers and a camp counselor were aboard the bus when the accidents occurred.

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LI animator Don Duga dies at 87; worked on 'Frosty' and 'Santa Claus' TV specials

The Baiting Hollow resident was best known for his work on such classic TV specials as "Frosty the Snowman" and "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town."

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'On the same team': Vaccinated New York baseball fans to enjoy normal seating; Broadway returns in September

Gov. Cuomo cast the entire population of New York as a team that needs to play together to defeat the virus, announcing normal seating for vaccinated people at stadiums and outdoor venues, and a full return of Broadway shows.

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Baiting Hollow offers country life close to shopping hub

The pastoral landscapes with rolling hills are not far from Riverhead's Route 58 commercial strip, which has plenty of retail outlets.

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Baiting Hollow beach cottage on the market for $349,000

Located in Oak Hills, a year-round community on the Long Island Sound, the heated cottage has two bedrooms, one bathroom and a wood-paneled ceiling in the kitchen.

Rottkamp's Fox Hollow Farm opens new sunflower maze, more fields to explore 

Sunflower fields are nearing full bloom on the North Fork. 

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New sunflower maze at Rottkamp’s Fox Hollow Farm
Motorcyclist dies in two-vehicle accident in Baiting Hollow, police say

A woman was riding a Harley Davidson westbound on Sound Avenue when it crossed over into the eastbound lanes and collided with a Honda Civic, Riverhead Town police said.