- The sound of joy filled the air up and down Main Street Friday evening when the lights popped back on at about 7:30 p.m. “Thank you, thank you, thank you!” exclaimed Claudio Sciara of Uncle Joe’s Pizzeria, who walked out onto the sidewalk outside his restaurant to look around — and push closed the two vent ...
As thousands of dead bunker wash ashore, Riverhead seeks fishermen with siene nets to help avoid ‘major’ killTown hopes fishermen with drag net capabilities can remove live bait fish from the bay before they all die off because oxygen levels in the water are too low to sustain life.
- Cooperage Inn is open today for lunch and dinner as usual, despite the motor vehicle accident last night that destroyed its main entryway.
Court upholds termination of former Phillips Avenue teacher, dismisses petition seeking reinstatementA lawsuit brought by former Phillips Avenue Elementary School teacher Joe Johnson seeking reinstatement to his job has been thrown out by a State Supreme Court judge.
- The Riverhead Business Improvement District is considering using funds from its downtown farmer’s market to purchase and install security cameras in locations around downtown Riverhead.
- Emily Hill, the driver involved in the May 17 motor vehicle accident in the King Kullen parking lot that claimed the life of a 51-year-old Hampton Bays woman, has issued a statement about the accident.
The morning after: Walter reconsiders pledge to wage primary against Giglio:
‘I haven’t made up my mind’“I haven’t made any decision one way or the other at this point,” Walter said in a phone interview this morning.
- Riverhead Democrats picked Anthony Coates to lead their ticket in this year’s local election, with political newcomers Neil Krupnick and Laura Jens Smith for council.
- Tensions ran high in last night’s Republican party balloting for town supervisor, in which Councilwoman Jodi Giglio edged out Supervisor Sean Walter by half a point, with committee member Tracy Stark-James abstaining from the vote.
- With an eye toward raising awareness and cooperation, animal advocates who had planned a protest outside the Puppy Experience in Aquebogue decided to cancel their demonstrations this weekend. Invited by the store’s owners to come inside, the animal rights’ advocates say they hope to meet soon with Brian and Keith Lewin, to discuss their mission and ...
- $50,000 from Riverhead’s brownfields opportunities areas grant would fund a feasibility analysis for creative placemaking downtown that would also encompass the WaterFire project.
- The shop may have changed owners but the scene outside Puppy Experience in Aquebogue will feel like deja vu this weekend, as animal advocates mobilize to protest and raise awareness. Barbara Dennihy of the Companion Animal Protection Society said protestors will be demonstrating Saturday and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. along Route 25 outside the shop. The ...
Southampton Councilwoman Bridget Fleming to run for county legislature; Schneiderman aiming for supervisor’s seatSouth Fork political candidates continue to swap seats this week as Southampton Town Councilwoman Bridget Fleming announced yesterday that she’s garnered the Democratic nomination to run for Suffolk County Legislature. She’ll be seeking the seat held by Jay Schneiderman in the second legislative district and, in a game of political switcheroo, Schneiderman announced today that he’s ...
- An online forum where users browse and share nude photos from high schools around the country has a section specifically for Riverhead High School.
Downtown businesses say ‘no’ to Guardian Angels, but owners near LIRR station say they’d welcome patrolsThe Riverhead BID board is taking a public stance against Guardian Angel patrols, saying they will tarnish Riverhead’s image, but owners in the area surrounding the railroad station — where Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa says the group will target — believe their presence will deter crime.