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Recent muggings of Hispanic men downtown worry Riverhead officials

Following the vicious beating of a Hispanic man who was walking on the railroad tracks in Riverhead Sunday afternoon, Ri...

East End heroin task force to combat heroin addiction announced

As the war on heroin heats up, local lawmakers have created a new East End Task force to help tackle the epidemic. On ...

Calverton restaurant hosted other dance parties without incident; police investigation...

  No arrests have yet been made in connection with the brawl that broke out early Sunday morning outside the C...

Mill Road in Riverhead will be closed at railroad crossing...

Mill Road will be closed at the rail road crossing tomorrow (Saturday) April 12, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for track work by...

Aquebogue 'skyline' changes as Crescent Duck silos come down

The iconic black silos on the Crescent Duck farm, which have towered over Aquebogue for at least a century, will soon be...

Riverhead's Papa John's Pizza is shuttered

Papa John's, the franchise pizza place that opened on East Main Street last May, has been closed since Saturday. The o...

Video: Charter school meeting erupts, board shuts it down

The Riverhead Charter School Board of Trustees hastily shut down a packed public meeting last night after the board was ...

Riverhead, Baiting Hollow library budgets approved by voters

Voters yesterday approved the proposed operating budgets for both public libraries in the Riverhead Central School Distr...

Library budget vote set for today, 10 a.m. to 8...

Tomorrow is library budget vote day for Riverhead Central School District voters. Riverhead Free Library trustees have...

Extras wanted for Riverhead movie shoot April 7

Movie extras are wanted for a shoot today at Temple Israel of Riverhead, the temple announced last night. The movie sh...

Flanders Bay remains closed to shellfishing west of Miamogue Point

All of Flanders Bay and tributaries west of Miamogue Point and Red Cedar Point in Riverhead and Southampton towns remain...

Downtown sidewalk construction to start Monday

Sidewalk reconstruction along Main Street in Riverhead is set to begin on Monday, weather permitting, the State Departme...

Citing declining patient volume, PBMC Health announces staff reductions

PBMC Health in Riverhead has announced it is implementing "a limited number of expense reductions" which it says is nece...

Riverhead '10 grad adds Fulbright Scholar to her list of...

When she first opened the email, Kellie Griffith thought she was the victim of a federal April Fool's joke. "I just th...

Court declares challenger victorious in Wading River fire commissioner...

Wading River fire commissioner candidate Glenn Erick has prevailed in his lawsuit contesting the fire district's ballot count in the Dec. 10 commissioner's election. State Suprem...

Riverhead Charter School parents, teachers speak out

In the week since charges brought by New York State United Teachers against Riverhead Charter School were disclosed by RiverheadLOCAL, see story, parents of students and former stu...

State high court: Riverhead's challenge of DEC regs can proceed

The state's highest court has given a green light to Riverhead Town to pursue its claims of procedural flaws in the adoption by the State Department of Environmental Conservation o...

Riverhead parents sound off at Common Core forum

Frustration was the word of the evening at Thursday's parent forum on Common Core standards held at Riverhead High School. Some 25 to 30 concerned parents turned out for a presen...

LaValle delivers $5 million in funding for EPCAL sewage treatment plan...

The budget expected to be adopted by state lawmakers today contains $5 million in funding for upgrading the sewage treatment plant at the Calverton Enterprise Park, State Sen....

Unexpected snow and sleet make travel difficult; multiple accidents on...

  Falling snow and sleet this morning created slippery road conditions all over Riverhead, contributing to several accidents in a two-hour period. The weather seemed to...

'Union-busting' at Riverhead Charter School charges expand, as NYSUT f...

More improper labor practice charges against the Riverhead Charter School have been filed with the Public Relations Labor Board by New York State United Teachers, RiverheadLOCAL ha...

Heavy rains cause minor street flooding around town

Nearly five inches of rain fell in Riverhead during the past 24 hours, according to preliminary data collected by the National Weather Service in Upton. The rain caused minor flo...
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