- After a Riverhead couple left their apartment for work yesterday, someone broke into their home and stole their dog – leaving everything else untouched, including cash, two pocket books and a laptop that were all plainly visible in the same room.
New farm stand code adopted: allows up to 40 percent ‘regionally grown’ produce, reduces minimum lot sizeA new code regulating farm stands was unanimously adopted yesterday by the Riverhead Town Board over the opposition of civic groups and residents who argue that it will have unintended consequences that may change the rural landscape of Riverhead Town.
Hot topics: From flyboarding to sewage treatment, solar power to clear-cutting trees, supe candidates sound offSupervisor Sean Walter and challengers Councilwoman Jodi Giglio and Anthony Coates answered questions on a range of environmental topics Monday night at a forum hosted by the New York League of Conservation Voters and the North Fork Environmental Council.
Walter: Downtown historic district designation threatens redevelopment of former Sears site with apartments, shopsRiverhead supervisor says downtown historic district designation will prevent former Sears building from being razed to make way for five-story apartment building. Landmarks commission chairman says that’s not accurate.
- The bicyclist was airlifted via helicopter to Stony Brook University Medical Center with non-lifethreatening injuries, according to police.
- Riverhead highway crews are paving local roads in Wading River and Riverhead today. Highway Superintendent George Woodson said town crews will be paving on Wading River Manor Road from Route 25A to Long Pond Road, beginning at 6 a.m. The work should be completed by about 9 a.m., Woodson said. Crews will ...
- A 37-year-old man with a history of larceny convictions was arrested and charged with attempted criminal trespass of a Route 58 medical office after a search by Riverhead Police last night.
State’s $2.6 million road work project in Wading River is set to begin this week, be completed by year’s endThe project includes road and drainage repairs and repaving work on Route 25A between Wading River-Manor Road and Route 25.
- Six Riverhead High School students have been selected for the All-State Music Festival to be held in Rochester in December and seven will perform at the All-County Music Festival.
- When it rains, it pours — especially when the Blue Waves are in town. The last time Riverhead traveled to face an undefeated Smithtown West Bulls team, they came home with the win. ...
- Fall has reared its ugly head, replete with winds out of the east for days on end and now a hurricane. Yuck.
- Get out there and fish the September full moon this weekend. It’s a great time for diamond jigging for bass and blues.
- The Open Meetings Law is diminished when town boards and committees don’t publish their agendas ahead of time. With no way to know what’s being discussed or attended to, who’s going to sit in on them?
- What lists can and cannot do: confessions of an obsessive list-maker.
- Apples are overflowing their bushel baskets in the kitchen and that means one thing: the comforting aroma of baked apples will soon fill the house.
- Really, I tried. I hauled three days worth of supplies. I bathed pasty, uncooperative children in sunblock. I chased flying umbrellas. I sat in pools of my own sweat, acquiring a coating of sand every time I moved. I’d rather be poolside.
- Eileen Benthal packed up her special-needs daughter, Johanna, her wheelchair and service dog for a trip to Manhattan to visit neurologists and catch a glimpse and be inspired by Pope Francis and his message of love.
- It’s officially autumn and I’m still trying to enjoy all things summer. But not to worry — soon enough we will be indulging in all things pumpkin spice and before you know it, talking turkey. My last summer fling is a juicy, pan-seared, blue cheese-stuffed burger. This is one of my favorites. Who doesn’t love a ...
- Green Earth Natural Foods Market will host an Introduction to Patient Safety, presented by PULSE of NY, Inc. on Thursday October 15th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
- Watch along with Michele as she guides you through a workout set to song that you can do in your own home.
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