🌱 Riverhead Daily: Holocaust Remembrance Day + Fentanyl Testing Strip

Happy Wednesday, neighbors! Diane Witek here with everything you need to know about what’s happening today.


First, today’s weather:

Windy with clouds and sun. High: 56, low: 37.


Here are the top stories today in Riverhead:

  1. Temple Israel will commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day, April 27with a program featuring speakers Felice Katz, the daughter of Holocaust survivor. Holocaust Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising on April 19, 1943. The event starts at the library at 5:30 pm (RiverheadLOCAL)
  2. To help save lives, some restaurant and bar owners are putting fentanyl testing strips in bathrooms. Fentanyl-testing strips are becoming more common in bars, restaurants and venues across the country to combat Fentanyl overdose. (Patch)
  3. In advance of the 2022-2023 budget hearing and vote, the Riverhead Central School District will host two budget presentations in the upcoming weeks to field questions from the community. (RiverheadLOCAL)
  4. Monday afternoon at the Dunkin Donuts parking lot on Route 58 the Riverhead Police arrested a man for allegedly stole a woman’s pocketbook out of her car and falsely identifying himself to the police. See more reported incidents in the Riverhead Police report. (RiverheadLOCAL)

Today in Riverhead:

  • Board of Education Meeting, 7 pm – Riverhead Csd. (All Day)

From my notebook:

  • Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office: “The Suffolk Sheriff’s Boldest Hockey Team will be taking on the New York Cancer Foundation in a rematch game! Suffolk’s Boldest won the first matchup back in August of last year, and now the NY Cancer Foundation wants to even the score!” (Facebook) (Website)
  • NY Marine Rescue Center/NYMRC: “The year was 2018, and we were all gathering at the cinema to watch the story of the prehistoric animals featured in Jurassic World: ‘Fallen Kingdom’, when another prehistoric animal stranded in Long Beach, NY.” (Instagram) (Website)
  • East End Women’s Network – EEWN: “Join us and the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce, Wednesday, April 27 from 5:30-7:30 pm at @privetconsignmentwarehouse. Enjoy a glass of wine and appetizers as you meet new friends. Bring your business cards!” (Facebook) (Website)

More from our sponsors — thanks for supporting local news!

  • Live Music and Queen of Hearts raffle fundraiser. (April 29)
  • ‘Discover Southold’ Scavenger Hunt. (April 30)
  • Hire A Pro To Tackle Mom’s To-Do List. (May 8)
  • The Producers. (May 12)
  • A Walk In The Dark – Fighting Childhood Blindness. (May 14)
  • 47th Annual Bethune-Height Recognition Program, NCNW New York State. (May 21)
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Diane Witek

About me: Impassioned Writer, Website Designer, Social Media Marketer and newly proclaimed Baker. Lover of nature and animals of all kinds.

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