- After years of Black Friday madness encroaching further and further on Thanksgiving Day family time, several chain stores are refusing to open their doors until well after Thanksgiving dinner is finished – and some are opening only several hours earlier than usual on Friday November 27.
- There’s no place like home for the holidays, but sometimes getting there can be a little tricky. Planning on traveling this Thanksgiving? Here’s what you need to know.
‘If we can’t talk, we can’t respond’: Wading River Fire Department begins massive communications overhaulAfter decades of struggling to communicate across staticky radios, one of the fire department’s aging radio towers is finally set to be upgraded, boosting the tower’s signal and making life a little easier for local volunteers.
Flanders-Riverside residents pack Town Hall to demand more police presence; supervisor announces additional patrolsOn a day that saw the arrest of a sitting town councilman on drug trafficking charges, residents of Flanders and Riverside packed the Southampton Town Board meeting room to demand more police presence to fight drug-related crime in their neighborhoods. Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst announced a deal with the town police union that she said would ...
- Southampton Councilman Brad Bender has stepped down. The Southampton Town Board will set the date for a special election during a meeting it has set for Monday, Nov. 30.
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.