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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Upcoming Events

Andrew's Top Gun Run

Mar26

5k/fun run at a real air field to benefit scholarships and scouterships, check-in at 7:30 a.m., fun run for ages 12 and younger at 8:30 a.m., 5k at 9 a.m

Where

Enterprise Park at Calverton (EPCAL)

Route 25

Calverton, NY

11933

Phone: 631-727-3200

Price

5k: $25 in advance, $30 day of; fun run: $10 in advance, $15 day of

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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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Closed in Calverton: Cinco de Mayo
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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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Ethan Hawke's Netflix movie filming in Riverhead Town

"Leave the World Behind" stars Hawke, Julia Roberts and Mahershala Ali.

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Navy pushed to pay $3M to help Riverhead residents get hooked up to public water

The Suffolk County Water Authority recently received $2.7 million to connect Manorville residents in Brookhaven Town to public water, and environmental advocates want the same done for dozens of other homes near the former Grumman plant in Calverton.

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'Very scary' bird flu is unsettling poultry farmers in Suffolk

The highly contagious bird flu has killed millions of birds nationwide. New York's first cases of the bird flu were confirmed Feb. 18 in a "backyard flock" of eight birds in Suffolk.

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Camp bus driver pleads guilty to multiple DWI counts

The Ridge woman crashed twice last July while taking Cub Scouts from a Calverton camp, then fled, Suffolk prosecutors said.

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LI environmental cleanup firm pays $1.4M in owed wages to workers

Miller Environmental Group failed to pay 88 employees the required prevailing wage on a January 2020 project, according to settlement with state.

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Homeowners say more LIers need their water wells tested
Riverhead drag race kickoff postponed to April 9

The first series of the planned Saturday kickoff will now start April 9 at 11 a.m. at the airpark on Grumman Boulevard, according to race organizers.

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Runners raise funds and remember killed Boy Scout Andrew McMorris

Hundreds ran and walked Saturday in Riverhead to raise money for scholarships and scouting, and to pay tribute to Andrew McMorris, the 12-year-old Boy Scout killed in 2018 by a drunken driver.

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Riverhead board OKs transfer of EPCAL land to town's IDA

The town board voted 5-0 to allow Riverhead to lease the Calverton property via the Industrial Development Agency to venture group Calverton Aviation and Technology in an effort to move forward with the stalled close of the $40 million sale.

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Riverhead board to vote on transfer of EPCAL property to town IDA

The $40M sale has stalled over an impasse between the town and the state DEC over who can supply water to the property in Calverton. The town does not have a key permit to complete a subdivision for the site that is required to complete the sale.

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$7M from federal omnibus bill to fund hookups to public water supply to 124 homes

Work will begin in the summer to transfer properties in Riverhead and Brookhaven towns whose private wells have tested positive for contaminants.

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Riverhead officials: Board delays EPCAL vote to allow more public review

A vote had been planned on transferring the title and ownership of the Enterprise Park at Calverton to the town's Industrial Development Agency, but it was tabled after residents requested a public meeting to explain how the transfer would work.

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Riverhead to use county data to seek grants to improve water quality in Manorville, Calverton

"We're going to use that to strengthen our grant proposals to try and obtain funding for water main extensions to cover these areas impacted," said Frank Mancini, Riverhead's water district superintendent, of areas in Calverton and Manorville.  

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Riverhead considers leasing EPCAL property through town IDA in effort to move project forward

The town board, acting as the town's Community Development Agency, said it will vote Tuesday to make an application to the town's Industrial Development Agency transferring the property's title from the Community Development Agency to the IDA.

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Riverhead board OKs new drag races at EPCAL despite objections from residents

Four events were approved over the objections of several residents who voiced concerns about noise disruptions in their neighborhoods and environmental worries regarding the events' effect on the EPCAL property.

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Chicks that were mistaken picks during pandemic need new places to roost

The idyllic vision of keeping a backyard homestead sometimes does not mirror the reality of densely populated Long Island life — especially when neighbors, or owners, begin squawking along with the roosters, who are often misidentified at birth as female chicks.

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Where to cut your own Christmas tree on Long Island

Visit one of these Long Island Christmas tree farms where you can cut down your own evergreen with the family.

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Manorville sportsman's club says it can bar public until 2025, but may allow access sooner

The Peconic River Sportsman's Club, located on land owned by Suffolk County, told a conservationist he'd have to wait until 2025 to use the site. But the club says it may open access sooner.

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