- 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.
County warns about shellfish from local creeks & poisonous biotoxin with suspected link to turtle die-offThe Suffolk County Health Department is warning residents against eating shellfish harvested from tributaries of the Peconic Estuary due to the presence of a marine biotoxin known to cause paralytic shellfish poisoning, a serious and potentially lethal illness in humans.
- The Route 24/Flanders Road repaving project, which was set to resume Thursday, has been delayed until Tuesday, May 26.
Thiele to Bellone: ‘The East End is not the county’s step-child’ on plan to delay Riverside traffic circle work to 2018County Executive Steve Bellone’s capital plan put off reconstruction of the Route 24 traffic circle in Riverside till 2018, angering assemblyman. Legislator Jay Schneiderman vows a fight.
- Shellfish and gastropods in a Southold creek tested positive for the marine biotoxin saxitoxin, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
‘Massive’ die-off of turtles: Dozens of dead diamondback terrapins wash up along Flanders Bay beachesThe bloated bodies of dozens of diamondback terrapins have been found scattered across the shores of several Jamesport and Flanders beaches since late April.
National music store eyeing former Ninow’s site at 30 West Main, as owner sets sights on Allied Optical buildingA national music store interested in a downtown “pop-up” store in Riverhead, the developer of 30 West Main told the Riverhead Industrial Development Agency Monday. She is buying the Allied Optical building next door and plans a top-to-bottom renovation.
Flyboard L.I., forced out of Riverhead by regs, heads to Port Jeff, as local man launches flyboard business in GreenportPeople interested in trying the hot new sport of flyboarding will no longer be coming to downtown Riverhead to check it out. They’ll be heading to the villages of Port Jefferson and Greenport instead.
- While the Riverhead Town Board is considering imposing an eight-ton weight limit on Twomey Avenue in Calverton, some local residents are demanding that the town impose weight and size limits on all local roads. They are gathering signatures on an online petition to support the move.