Over objections of medical marijuana manufacturer, Riverhead Town Board sets hearing on proposed moratoriumBut Riverhead officials agreed to meet Thursday with representatives of Columbia Care NY to discuss concerns about the medical marijuana dispensary proposed for the former Blockbuster Video site on Route 58.
- Worried about depleted water supplies, water district superintendent says fire departments should roll their tankers when responding to overnight alarms.
Suffolk police union’s ‘super PAC’ targets Riverhead supervisor with radio and web attack ads, direct mailA “super PAC” created by the Suffolk County police union has Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter in its crosshairs. The question is: Why? Walter says his opponent will move to have the county take over the Riverhead PD — which challenger Jodi Giglio and the county PBA president vigorously deny.
- A State Supreme Court judge has dismissed the felony criminally negligent homicide charge brought against the PSEG driver involved in the fatal head-on crash on Flanders Road in January 2014. Evidence of driver’s text conversation five minutes before estimated time of crash is insufficient, judge rules.
- Sunny, warm and humid weather will be with us all week in the run-up to Labor Day Weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Repaving work has resumed on Flanders Road between Oak Avenue and the traffic circle, and will continue during the overnight hours for the next couple of weeks, resulting in some lane closures. ...
- The state’s highest court won’t review an appellate court ruling that declared illegal Suffolk County government’s “borrowing” of $30 million from the county Drinking Water Protection Program without a voter referendum. The N.Y. State Court of Appeals on Thursday, Aug. 27 denied the county’s motion for leave to appeal the Appellate Division’s November 2014 decision that ...
- Riverhead Town tax assessor and Republican party leader Mason Haas is suing the town to challenge the constitutionality of an ethics code amendment he says was adopted to force him from his post as chairman of the Republican committee.
- 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.