- 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.
- Sound Avenue will be closed for road work most of the day tomorrow (Friday, May 22) between County Road 105 and Roanoke Avenue.
Lethal toxin in local waterway reaches highest levels ever measured, but turtle die-off remains a mysteryIn addition to hundreds of dead turtles, thousands of dead bunker and at least three sea birds on the shores of Flanders Bay worry environmental scientists.
Southampton Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst seeking Democratic nomination for Congress, won’t seek re-electionFreshman Congressman Lee Zeldin could be in for a heated battle next year. Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst is seeking the Democratic nod to challenge New York’s First District representative in 2016. Throne-Holst has decided not to seek election to a fourth term as town supervisor and instead will focus on unseating Zeldin, she said in an ...
East Hampton helicopter rules put on hold for three weeks while court considers injunction applicationEast Hampton Town agreed to delay effective date of new airport rules restricting helicopters while a federal court judge considers injunction application by plaintiffs in lawsuit brought against the town by Friends of East Hampton Airport and several private companies.
- Peconic Crossing, which plans to build 48 rent-regulated apartments in downtown Riverhead, was awarded nearly $5.5 million in state funding. The project is in the final stages of review by town planners and the developer hopes to break ground by the beginning of 2016.