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Katie Blasl

Katie Blasl
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Katie, winner of the 2016 James Murphy Cub Reporter of the Year award from the L.I. Press Club, is a reporter, editor and web developer for the LOCAL news websites. A Riverhead native, she is a 2014 graduate of Stony Brook University. Email Katie

M&T Bank will close Southold branch a year after acquiring location from Hudson City Savings Bank

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M&T Bank will also close one other branch on the East End, located in Hampton Bays. The bank's Riverhead branch will remain open.

Southold hunkers down as major snowstorm approaches

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Southold schools and businesses are closing tomorrow in anticipation of dangerous travel conditions, 55 mile per hour wind gusts and possible power outages.

Blizzard watch issued for Tuesday’s storm, 12 to 18 inches of snow forecast

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A significant snowstorm is expected to bring between 12 to 18 inches of snow to the area Tuesday, with wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.

Winter storm watch forecasts up to 10 inches of snow on Long Island, locally higher amounts possible

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A winter storm watch is calling for six to ten inches of snow Thursday, with locally higher amounts possible.

Local tech start-up will live stream Brady Rymer concert from Southold Elementary to schools around the world

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Brady Rymer, a Grammy-nominated musician and children's performer based in Southold, will play a concert tomorrow morning for Southold Elementary School that will be live-streamed in classrooms from Kenya to the Philippines.

Suffolk grand jury: July 2015 limo crash deaths and injuries ‘entirely preventable’

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A special grand jury investigating last summer's deadly limousine crash on Route 48 has concluded the deaths and injuries resulting from that accident were “entirely preventable” and were caused by “driver failure, improper limousine construction, and inadequate regulatory oversight.”

Halloween on the North Fork: 2016 guide to haunted houses, parties and events

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Halloween parades, parties and events Southold PTA Halloween Parade Saturday, October 29,  11 a.m. For grades pre-K through 6. Meet at Southold Fire Department, 55135 Main Road,...

New medical marijuana pills, first of their kind, to be sold at Riverhead dispensary

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Columbia Care is launching a new controlled-dose, solid-filled medical marijuana pill that will be the first of its kind in the nation.

Local doctor plans trip to Haiti for post-hurricane relief, seeking donations

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Local doctor Bellamy Brook will travel to Haiti later this month to provide medical treatment and deliver food and water to a village devastated by Hurricane Matthew.

With help from Kait’s Angels, young woman with rare brain disease can afford specially adapted bike

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A fundraising effort by the local nonprofit Kait's Angels has made it possible for the family of Johanna Benthal to buy a special Surrey bike, giving the 20-year-old North Fork woman with physical disabilities the chance to safely exercise.