Schumer calls on FEMA for $6.5 million in funding for Peconic Bay Medical Center’s emergency preparednessThe Riverhead-based hospital provides critical care and refuge to the East End region during storm-related emergencies and needs additional generators and structural fortification to ensure its capabilities, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said.
Downtown Riverhead in the dark again — power outage affects restaurants, shops and traffic signals on Main St.An estimated 127 customers were left without power in downtown Riverhead Sunday afternoon, bringing commerce to an abrupt halt on Main Street for approximately two hours.
- Information on the state and town drawings for shotgun hunting on state-managed and town-owned lands during the January 2016 deer season.
Frustrated and angry Flanders/Riverside residents demand stepped-up police patrols for crime-ridden areaThey’re mad as hell and they’re not going to take it any more. Residents of Flanders, Riverside and Northampton, frustrated and upset by recent crime on their streets are planning to descend on Southampton Town Hall Tuesday to demand action.
Health care providers face staggering losses in wake of insurance company’s demise, some fear for survivalPeconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead stands to lose more than $1 million and local doctors face big losses that could put some medical practices in jeopardy.
- A six-month electric circuit improvement project is now underway in Riverhead, part of a federally funded $729 million program intended to strengthen the utility system’s storm resiliency.
- A decades-long legal battle over sand mining in Calverton is rekindled, but this time, town gets preliminary injunction up front.
State regulators put ‘hold’ on processing Health Republic claims, leaving patients and providers confused and worried‘An utter mess’: The state Department of Financial Services on Nov. 6 put a hold on processing of Health Republic claims, but the insolvent health co-op and the DFS consumer support unit both insist that claims will be paid and subscribers remain ‘fully covered’ through Nov. 30.
- Riverhead’s indoor farmer’s market is back — in its original location — with dozens of farmers, growers, bakers and artisans vending their produce and wares. It will be open every Saturday, 9 am – 3 p.m. through the end of April.
- Target is marketing a 1.5 acre portion of its site as an “outlot” fronting Route 58 —asking price: $2 million — for a proposed 8,900-square-foot, 250-seat restaurant.
- PBMC in Riverhead has been accepted to the Veterans Choice Program, allowing East End veterans to receive medical care at PBMC’s facilities, rather than to have to travel to the VA hospital in Northport.
- Riverhead Town highway crews will begin the fall pickup of loose leaves the end of this month. Rules to follow and pickup schedule here.
- With the closing of Waldbaum’s last month and the Riverhead King Kullen next week, only two traditional, full-service supermarkets remain in town. Is that enough?
Demolition of long-vacant former restaurant put on hold; owner allowed 30 days for decision on its fateThe Riverhead Town Board agreed to a 30-day reprieve for the derelict 125-year-old building, deemed in danger of collapse by the town engineer, to allow its owner to decide whether to try and save it.
- The East End towns and Suffolk County have penned an agreement establishing the Peconic Estuary Protection Committee dedicated to the restoration of the federally recognized ecosystem.