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Week in Review: Hurricane Sandy Barrels North

In other top news of the week, friends celebrated the Riverhead Diner & Grill's 80th anniversary.

Here's a look at over 25 of the top headlines in Riverhead this week.

Police & Fire

East End Drug Task Force Raid Nabs Flanders Man: The East End Drug Task Force, in conjunction with the Suffolk County Police and Southampton Town Police, arrested Clyde Blount, 28, of Flanders, after a raid at his home in Riverside Oct. 18 at 1:19 p.m. 

: Masked gunmen robbed a Riverhead Halloween store.

: A driver was charged with DWI after police say he hit a bicyclist and fled the scene.

Two Charged With DWI in Riverhead Saturday Night: Police remain vigilant about driving while intoxicated.

Police: Man Punched Flanders Gas Station Employee In Face: A man allegedly urinated on the wall and punched a gas station employee.

Riverhead Worker Charged In 'Brutal Home Invasion': A man employed at a Riverhed business was charged with home invasion after being released from jail.

Government

Town Heads Back To DEC Over EPCAL: The town is going back to the table with the DEC over Enterprise Park at Calverton.

Debate On Foreign Policy Resonates Close To Home: Foreign policy touched a human chord locally.

: Bridget Fleming and Ken LaValle engaged in a heated debate this week.

Business

Friends Celebrate Riverhead Diner & Grill's 80th Anniversary: Photographs, comfort food and memories marked an event celebrating 80 years of the Riverhead Diner & Grill.

Long Island Wine Country Makes Trip Advisor Top 5 List: Long Island vineyards received international recognition.

Winemakers Report Plentiful Harvest: Local wineries reported a bountiful season.

REVCO Launches Clean Energy Division: New green technology and an electric vehicle charging station were announced this week.

Community

Hurricane Sandy: Another Perfect Storm?: Riverhead residents scrambled to stock up as Hurricane Sandy headed north.

: Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone ordered Fire Island evacuations.

Tracking Hurricane Sandy: Guv Declares Emergency: All eyes were on Sandy as the fierce storm cut a swath of devastation.

: The school community bid sad farewell to a former graduate who died in a tragic car accident.

Riverhead Town To Honor Heidi Behr: Former EMT Heidi Behr, who died in a horrific ambulance accident, will be forever honored in Riverhead Town.

Officials Mark Horton Avenue Demolitions: Horton Avenue residents are ready to rejoice in an new beginning after devastating flooding destroyed their homes.

Puppy Protestors Voice Safety Concerns: Advocates protesting against puppy mills spoke out this week.

Friends Of The Big Duck Celebrate First Flush: The Big Duck has new bathrooms.

Education

Hundreds Rally In Riverhead For Relief From Cuts In State Aid: Scores of residents gathered to protest cuts in state aid.

Riverhead School District Hosts Transition Fair: A fair for parents and disabled students helped them prepare for the future.

Riverhead Hero Honored In Students' 'Inspirational' Essays: Students brought tears to the eyes of Superintendent Nancy Carney with their heartfelt essays.

Sports

Hamptons Collegiate Baseball Now in a League of Their Own: Hamptons Collegiate Baseball forms a league of their own.

Islanders to Leave Long Island Market in 2015: Residents reacted to the loss of the Islanders.

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