- Riverhead saw about 6 inches of snow across town from yesterday’s snow, Highway Superintendent George Woodson said. Most schools have delayed their opening by two hours this morning. List of local closings, cancellations and delays here.
Riverhead schools will have two-hour delayed opening Monday, as snow continues to fall across East EndRiverhead public schools will have a two-hour delayed start tomorrow. A winter storm warning remains in effect and the town has declared a winter snow event.
Sampling of material intended for EPCAL bike path indicates it contains lead, zinc and pesticides: town engineerState environmental regulators issue Riverhead Town a warning letter on materials stockpiled at EPCAL, which the state says came from an unauthorized facility and must be removed from the site. Tests indicate the materials can be used for industrial purposes, such as roadbed, relieving the town of potentially expensive disposal costs.
- Peconic Bay Medical Center celebrated the opening of its Winslow Specialty Care Center with a ribbon-cutting today at the hospital’s Manorville campus.
- North Fork Legislator Al Krupski is opposed to a bill sponsored by his South Fork colleague Jay Schneiderman, which would fund a $79,000 study of the impacts of the Millstone nuclear power plant on the temperatures of the L.I. Sound.
Manorville residents say their sparsely populated hamlet is a ‘forgotten little corner’ of Riverhead TownManorville residents complain they don’t get the same level of municipal services as other communities because they live in a remote, sparsely populated area of the township.
- Supervisor Sean Walter gave his annual State of the Town address last night to a joint dinner meeting of the Riverhead Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary clubs.
Walter in ‘State of Town’ to call for elimination of elected tax receiver, assessor positions, predicts ‘uproar’Supervisor Sean Walter is calling for the elimination of the elected positions of tax receiver and assessors in his 2015 State of the Town address, which he is scheduled to deliver this evening to a joint meeting of the Riverhead Kiwanis, Rotary and Lions clubs. (See story, read text of speech). Walter says he will ask ...
- The supervisor’s former political consultant takes aim at his former ally and the entire Riverhead Town Board, vowing to work toward a ‘better Riverhead’ — while not ruling out another run for office himself.
- The governor’s recently proposed changes to the teacher evaluation system, which include placing more weight on student test scores and bringing in an independent party for teacher observations, have incited anger and disbelief among local educators.
- The N.Y. Court of Appeals ruled last week that towns and counties cannot impose residency restrictions on registered sex offenders, as many, including Suffolk County and Riverhead Town, have done.
PSC announces public hearing in Riverhead Monday on PSEG-Long Island proposal to increase electric ratesThe state Department of Public Service will hold an information session and public statement hearing in Riverhead Monday on PSEG’s proposed three-year electric rate proposal, which would increase delivery charges by about 4 percent annually for the next three years.
Cancer Services Program of Suffolk County wins $15,000 grant to aid metastatic breast cancer patientsThe Cancer Services Program of Suffolk County has been awarded a $15,000 grant from Pfizer Inc. and the Avon Foundation for Women, PBMC Health announced today.
The week ahead in Riverhead:
Arctic weather, back-to-school, budget talk and the ‘state of the town’It’s going to be a cold week in Riverhead as kids go back to school following winter recess. Here’s a rundown of upcoming meetings, scheduled events and activities in the week ahead.
- Riverhead highway superintendent cautions against unnecessary travel tonight , as department’s salt supply too low to treat many icy roads across town. Only the town’s main roads will be salted tonight, Woodson says.