Aquebogue Elementary School transforms into teddy bear clinic for the day

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Kindergartners at Aquebogue Elementary School become doctors for the day and treat "injured" stuffed animals in a program sponsored by the Trauma Center at Stony Brook Children's Hospital.

Latino advocacy group hires civic engagement coordinator

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OLA of Eastern Long Island has hired a civic engagement coordinator whose main focus will be to motivate Latinos to register and vote.

‘Escape’ game planned for downtown Riverhead

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A Flanders man is planning to open an “escape the room” game house on West Main Street in downtown Riverhead.

Cardboard boat races to make comeback

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The Riverhead cardboard boat races, which were canceled last year, will be revived this summer in a joint effort by the Riverhead BID Management Association and the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce.

Van collides with tractor-trailer on Rt. 25, injuring two and shutting down Main Road

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A van collided with a tractor trailer on Route 25 in Jamesport this morning, injuring both occupants of the van and temporarily closing the road in both directions, according to police.

Opinion & Blogs

Cardboard boat races to make comeback

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The Riverhead cardboard boat races, which were canceled last year, will be revived this summer in a joint effort by the Riverhead BID Management Association and the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce.

Van collides with tractor-trailer on Rt. 25, injuring two and shutting down Main Road

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A van collided with a tractor trailer on Route 25 in Jamesport this morning, injuring both occupants of the van and temporarily closing the road in both directions, according to police.

Six busted on drug charges in raid on Melene Avenue

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Six people were arrested on drug charges following an East End Drug Task Force raid on a Melene Avenue home yesterday, Riverhead Town Police said in a press release this afternoon.

Riverhead library board reorganizes, moves on

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Two new trustees were appointed to fill vacancies and new officers were appointed by the board in a special meeting Monday night. The appointments are good through June 30. A vote will be taken at the annual meeting next month for three trustee seats. In June, the trustees will elect board officers for the coming year.

After dissent on board, town to seek additional help vetting Luminati

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Facing criticism over how they’re going about the massive land deal with Luminati Aerospace, Riverhead Town officials will seek additional outside help vetting the...

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Police: Riverhead man arrested after leading county cops on high-speed chase on expressway

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Police said the man drove at speeds in excess of 100 mph, refusing to stop for Suffolk County cops.

Young citizens doing good: New youth-driven service club has lots of big ideas

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When recreation department community relations specialist Liz Flood first organized the group, she said expected the kids to want to plan more traditional “fun” events. But the students surprised her by wanting to jump right into community service.

Interviews underway for next Riverhead school superintendent

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Seven candidates are being considered for the Riverhead school superintendent post, according to school board member Greg Meyer, who sits on the committee interviewing candidates.

Kiwanis Club honors local volunteers at ‘Breakfast of Stars’

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About 100 people gathered at The Birchwood to honor volunteers feted by the Riverhead Kiwanis Club at its annual Breakfast of the Stars Saturday.

County executive schedules town hall meetings to talk about ‘Reclaim Our Water’ initiative

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County officials will speak about County Executive Steve Bellone's proposed grant/low-interest loan program to help homeowners with the cost of installing advanced septic systems.

Schools

Aquebogue Elementary School transforms into teddy bear clinic for the day

Kindergartners at Aquebogue Elementary School become doctors for the day and treat "injured" stuffed animals in a program sponsored by the Trauma Center at Stony Brook Children's Hospital.

Interviews underway for next Riverhead school superintendent

Seven candidates are being considered for the Riverhead school superintendent post, according to school board member Greg Meyer, who sits on the committee interviewing candidates.

Sports

Monarchs blanked by Southold, 6-0

Southold was in control on the softball diamond yesterday at McGann-Mercy, shutting out the Monarchs 6-0. Game action photos by George Faella.

Riverhead falls to Sachem North, 13-4

Riverhead fought hard but was unable to overcome a strong Sachem North Thursday afternoon during a home game, ultimately losing 13-4.

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Obituaries

Adam Gatz, 92

Vennessa Brooks, 25

William Joseph Koch, 97

Betty Ann Hagerman, 95

Paul J. Epperlein, 78

Gus Cappetta, 88

Edward C. Klein, 62

 

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Zeldin faces largely hostile crowd in ‘community forum’ at Suffolk County Community College in Riverhead

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Rep. Lee Zeldin faced a largely hostile crowd during a 'community forum' — not a 'town hall meeting' — today at Suffolk County Community College in Riverhead.

Photos: Young ‘butterflies’ spread their wings at annual Butterfly Ball

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Young butterflies learned to spread their wings Saturday at Riverhead's Senior and Human Resource Center during the Butterfly Ball, an annual bash hosted by...

Batter up! Riverhead Little League celebrates opening of 2017 season

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Cloudy skies couldn't dampen the spirits of the Riverhead Little League's 350 players as they rounded the bases at the 2017 opening ceremony in Stotzky Memorial Park Saturday morning.

Riverhead High School’s third quarter honor roll

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The Riverhead High School third quarter honor roll.

Zeldin sets ‘community forum’ Sunday at community college Riverhead campus

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Rep. Lee Zeldin is inviting constituents to a moderated “community forum” in Riverhead Sunday afternoon on the eastern campus of Suffolk County Community College.

Girls lacrosse: Riverhead 18, Brentwood 7

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It was a total team effort yesterday afternoon for Riverhead, as all players — starters and bench players — got in the mix and contributed to a big win over Brentwood. Photos.

Officials get first look at design concepts for multiplex theater and plaza makeover

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Riverhead Town officials got a first look at conceptual designs for a proposed multiplex movie theater and a makeover of Riverhead Plaza, former site of Walmart.

Apartment buildings and the changing face of downtown Riverhead

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The look and feel of Riverhead’s Main Street will soon undergo dramatic change, if a pair of proposed apartment buildings is developed as planned in...

Local auto tech students win national competition

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H.B. Ward Technical Center seniors John Deluca (Shoreham-Wading River High School) and Evan Wagner (Eastport-South Manor High School) finished in first place at the 2017 National Automotive Technology Competition. ,

Softball: McGann-Mercy 11, Port Jeff 9

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Photos: McGann-Mercy muscled past Port Jefferson April 19.

Public meetings

  • Riverhead IDA meeting
    Mon, May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Town Board
    Tue, May 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Wed, May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Special Ed PTA meeting
    Wed, May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riley Avenue Elementary School, Calverton NY 11933

  • Farmland Preservation Committee
    Wed, May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Town Hall

  • Planning Board
    Thu, May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Recreation Advisory Committee
    Mon, May 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Agricultural Advisory Committee
    Mon, May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Meeting: Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association
    Mon, May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Crohan Community Center, 655 Flanders Road (Rt.24), Flanders,

  • Library Trustees Meeting
    Tue, May 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Riverhead Free Library Long Island Room

  • Riverhead Open Space Committee
    Tue, May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Board of Education
    Tue, May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Conservation Advisory Committee
    Wed, May 10 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Flanders Fire District meeting
    Wed, May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Flanders Fire House located at 19 Firehouse Lane, Flanders

  • Calverton Civic Association Meeting
    Wed, May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riley Avenue School, 374 Riley Ave, Calverton, NY, United States

  • ZBA
    Thu, May 11 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Tue, May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Town Board
    Tue, May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Jamesport Fire Commissioners
    Tue, May 16 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jamesport Fire House, 25 Manor Lane, Jamesport NY 11947

  • Riverhead Handicapped Advisory Committee
    Wed, May 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Small Business Advisory Committee
    Wed, May 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Ethics Committee
    Wed, May 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • BID Management Association Meeting
    Wed, May 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Planning Board
    Thu, May 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Landmarks Commission
    Mon, May 22 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Board of Education
    Tue, May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • ARB Meeting
    Wed, May 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Justice, 210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

  • ZBA
    Thu, May 25 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

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