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

Long Island Winterfest: Michael Duca

Mar4

Live musical performance by Michael Duca, presented by Long Island Winterfest

Where

Bistro 72

1830 W. Main St.

Riverhead, NY

11901

Phone: 631-369-2200

Price

Free

Kasim Sulton's Utopia

Mar4

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kasim Sulton with progressive rock band Utopia performing songs hand-picked by Sulton, spanning the 10 albums he appears on. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Where

The Suffolk Theater

118 E. Main St.

Riverhead, NY

11901

Phone: 631-727-4343

Price

$49-$59

Art Club

Mar5

Drop in to become part of a community of your neighbors who want to make art, bring your own supplies in the medium of your choice and plan to clean up after yourself, the library will supply a still life or model for those who would like to focus on figure drawing, masks are required

Where

Riverhead Library

330 Court St.

Riverhead, NY

11901-2816

Phone: 631-727-3228

Price

Free

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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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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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Riverside man sentenced in fatal stabbing of girlfriend in front of 9-year-old daughter

Bayron Fajardo-Gonzalez, 34, was sentenced after pleading guilty to second-degree murder last month in the death of Tania Fox, 45.

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Glen Cove woman running 7 marathons in 7 days to honor veterans
Glen Cove woman running 7 marathons in 7 days to honor veterans

Since 2016, ultra-marathoner Eva Casale has run a series of marathons to benefit local VFWs and other military service organizations, as well as veterans and their families.

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Rite of passage: Alewives gain access to spawning grounds

Long Island conservation projects are reversing decades of human-made barriers.

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Conservationists attempt a fish lift at Bellmore Creek-Mill Pond
Lakefront Riverhead cottage with low taxes lists for $399,000

The two-bedroom, 800-square-foot home on Wildwood Lake has annual taxes of $3,197.

Pot growing licenses issued on Long Island

Three farming companies on the East End received permission to grow cannabis for two years, state regulators said.

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