- Downtown restaurants, bars and breweries will provide food and drink specials and live music for the event, which is scheduled for Sunday, October 18.
- The owner of the dilapidated and long-vacant restaurant site on the corner of Griffing and Railroad avenues has until Sept. 12 to remedy conditions deemed unsafe by the Riverhead fire marshal, according to Riverhead deputy town attorney Dan McCormick.
- Donations are being sought to help the Runnalls family of Calverton, who lost their home and all their possessions in a fire early Thursday morning.
- Beginning Sunday, a single travel lane will be closed between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. every night over the next two weeks except for Fridays and Saturdays.
- The Rt. 58 former Blockbuster Video site, not far from Riverhead High School, may not be appropriate, board members say. The town wants to revisit its master plan in light of the new state law.
- Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa responds to comments by Sister Margaret Smith last week about the group’s lack of visibility in Riverhead.
- “Sunlight is said to be the best disinfectant,” as Justice Louis Brandeis famously said, and that’s exactly what Southampton Town officials are hoping to achieve by opening up an overgrown area adjacent to Grangebel Park. A dirt footpath cuts through a break in the brush and weeds on the north side of Nugent Drive, between County ...
- The state health commissioner gave final approval to PBMC joining the North Shore-LIJ health system, becoming its 21st hospital. The transaction will be completed by the end of the year.
- Anti-abortion protesters picketed outside Planned Parenthood’s Riverhead office Saturday morning, part of a national day of protest called by a coalition group called ProtestPP. Thirty to 40 people lined both sides of East Main Street outside the complex housing the local Planned Parenthood office. Holding signs declaring “Abortion Kills Children,” “Planned Parenthood sells baby body parts” ...
- The deadline for written comments on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dredged Material Management Plan has been extended to 60 days, Rep. Lee Zeldin announced on Thursday. The new deadline for comments is Oct. 18, he said. Zeldin wrote to the Army Corps Aug. 10 seeking an extension of the 30-day deadline set by the ...
- Riverhead BID officials talking with organizers of Patchogue’s wildly successful biweekly event about ‘co-branding’ event in Riverhead on alternating Thursdays, plus: plan to pursue downtown multi-level parking garage with private developer; indoor farmers market moving again and summertime outdoor market in its last season on riverfront.
‘Climate of fear’ for Riverhead Latinos made worse by board’s ‘sanctuary city’ comments, immigrant advocates say“How can you expect someone to come in front of a group of people and ask for help when those people are saying really ugly things about them and their families?” said Laura Lemus, civil rights advocate.
Councilwoman’s use of cop in posed photo on campaign website draws fire from rivals, investigation by police chiefA uniformed Riverhead Town police officer’s appearance in two photos on Councilwoman Jodi Giglio’s new campaign website drew fire from her political rivals and consternation from the Riverhead Chief of Police.
- The Calverton animal shelter’s application drew support from dozens of speakers and only a few detractors at yesterday’s public hearing before the pine barrens commission — but one opponent, L.I. Pine Barrens Society executive director Richard Amper, has complained to the attorney general and is threatening a lawsuit if the commission approves the ...
Zeldin, joined by local officials, calls on postmaster to assign new zip codes for Flanders, Riverside and NorthamptonZeldin asked the postmaster to consider assigning the new zip codes 11902 for Flanders, 11903 for Riverside, and 11904 for Northampton. The postmaster should give an answer to the request within 60 days, Zeldin said.