- “The Town of Riverhead has been inundates with helicopters and sea planes that are not abiding by the recommended flight patterns and altitude guidelines,” Councilman Tim Hubbard said.
- Ali Tuthill, hired in April as marketing director of the L.I. Wine Council, will take over as executive director Sept. 1, succeeding Steve Bate, who has served in that post since 2004.
- Legislators send a reminder to parents in advance of graduation weekend and parties that serving alcohol to minors or letting them drink alcohol on your property carries criminal penalties.
- Hyatt Place East End general manager Steve Shauger now leads the downtown business group, replacing longtime president Raymond Pickersgill, who will serve as VP.
- The county executive’s proposal to assess a water surcharge in Suffolk to fund the installation of sewers and advanced septic systems won’t be on the ballot in November. The State Legislature ended its 2015-2016 session on Friday without taking up a bill authorizing the referendum.
Thiele, renewing call for expanded public transit on East End, announces July 8 meeting in Riverhead with LIRRLong Island Railroad representatives and East End officials will meet at Riverhead Town Hall next month to discuss public transportation needs on the East End, State Assemblyman Fred Thiele announced yesterday.
- Democratic congressional candidate hopefuls Anna Throne-Holst and Dave Calone had a meet and greet with constituents ahead of the June 28 primary.
- The quarterly service charge would remain the same for the districts more than 11,000 residential customers, but how much water it buys will decrease and the price per thousand gallons in excess of the allowance will go up.
Riverhead physician assistant, accused in $1.8 million narcotics scheme, pleads guilty to felony drug chargeRiverhead physician assistant Michael Troyan, charged last year as the ring-leader in a multimillion dollar oxycodone distribution scheme, pleaded guilty to felony drug charge today in federal district court.
- State lawmakers yesterday passed a package of bills aimed at combatting heroin and prescription opioid abuse in New York State by better monitoring prescription drugs, increasing access to treatment, and breaking the cycle of heroin and opioid addiction, according to the governor and legislative leaders.
- The group has been using a storefront on Railroad Avenue for prayers for the past six years, said the men, a Riverhead physician, an auto repair shop owner and a Queens dentist.