- Election day is approaching fast. Get to know the candidates running for town government with RiverheadLOCAL’s 2015 Election Guide.
- Tickets are now on sale for the return of the Harlem Wizards to Riverhead set on Thursday, Nov. 12 in the third annual Harlem Wizards Scholarship Fundraiser. The action starts at 6:45 p.m. at the Riverhead High School gym.
- Someone in Riverhead got lucky last night. A $150,000 winning Power Ball ticket was sold at the 7-Eleven in DMV Plaza on Route 58 yesterday, according to N.Y. State Lottery.
- After more than four decades of business, King Kullen will close its location on Route 58 in November.
Mega-drones that beam internet down to earth will be built in Riverhead; company meets with town officialsThe drones Luminati will manufacture will have the ability to essentially “beam” wireless internet down onto earth from the stratosphere using infrared lasers.
‘Extra-flammable’ crude oil being stored at Riverhead oil tanks; town officials, first responders kept in the darkUnited Riverhead Terminal began storing the exceptionally volatile Bakken crude oil produced by fracking in North Dakota in 2014. RiverheadLOCAL exclusive report.
- After someone broke into a Riverhead woman’s apartment yesterday and stole her Yorkshire Terrier, the dog mysteriously turned up in the apartment complex’s parking lot this afternoon.
- 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.
- 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 then move on to central ...
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.
- Riverhead Democratic candidates for supervisor and town board have received the endorsement of the Long Island Environmental Voters Forum, the group announced in an email this morning.
- Politics is in the air this week, with an environmental forum for town supervisor candidates on Monday, a gathering at a downtown restaurant to watch the first Democratic presidential candidates debate on Tuesday and a town supervisor candidates debate on Thursday.