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Court rejects Smithtown developer's attack on Riverhead zoning

A developer's plan to build a 170,000-square-foot retail and rental apartment complex on the corner of Manor Road and Ro...

Flanders family to state DOT: Forget the signs, fix the...

Barbara Tocci's family, still looking for answers from Southampton Town Police on the cause of the crash that took the 4...

County, planning to open Beagle Club site to bowhunting, installing...

County workers clearing land on the old Beagle Club property along Edwards Avenue this week had local residents and Rive...

After tragic end of owner's troubled young life, Birchwood restaurant...

The Birchwood Restaurant in Polish Town has closed its doors — at least for now. A sign posted on the front door pro...

Voters asked to weigh in on merger of comptroller, treasurer...

With an eye toward cost savings, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has pitched a plan that would merge the county t...

Bank takes shuttered Cody's BBQ property, seeks buyer

  The Cody's BBQ site is now in the hands of the bank that held a $770,000 mortgage on the property. Suffolk Co...

East End's state lawmakers blast MTA for 'stunning' lack of...

East End state lawmakers are demanding that the MTA/LIRR make immediate contingency plans for the potential LIRR strike ...

Edgar Allan Poe festival in the works for Halloween weekend...

Downtown Riverhead is planning to host an Edgar Allan Poe festival this Halloween. The Riverhead BID is planning a thr...

Councilman says he was wrong in flap over jobs

The argument over planned personnel transfers at last night's town board meeting has taken a new turn today: Councilman ...

Millennials want out: Poor pay, low job fulfillment, limited housing...

Economist Martin Cantor visited Riverhead Town Hall last week to sound an alarm about the future of Long Island. An "o...

Riverhead cops: Driver of taxi involved in crash drove with...

The driver of the taxi cab that crashed into a parked truck on Pulaski Street last night was driving with a suspended li...

Sunday bus ridership triples, with East End route posting highest...

Sunday bus riders in Suffolk County have nearly tripled since the new program was launched six months ago. Suffolk Count...

Riverhead looks to help commuters in the event of looming...

With a potential LIRR strike just five days away, Riverhead Town is looking to provide extra bus storage and commuter pa...

Jamesport Fire District awarded FEMA grant for new safety equipment

The Jamesport Fire District is one of three  in Suffolk County that will receive federal funding to purchase protec...

Woman rescued from sinking boat talks about harrowing experience

The family rescued from a sinking boat in the Peconic Bay Sunday afternoon were worried they'd be stranded in the water all night. "It all happened so fast, almost before we knew...

New area code coming in Suffolk; 631 will run out of numbers by early ...

Suffolk County's 631 area code is projected to run out of phone numbers in early 2016, so the state Public Service Commission is seeking public comment on whether to institute a se...

Civic group makes offer for Beagle Club but legislator wants 'to cast ...

(Updated: 7:16 a.m.) The Calverton Civic Association is offering to occupy and maintain the former Beagle Club property on Edwards Avenue for the community to use for meetings and ...

Riverhead doctor and friend save seven people from sinking boat in Pec...

Quick thinking and fast action by Good Samaritans saved seven people aboard a boat sinking in unusually rough waters off Robins Island yesterday. Riverhead cardiologist Dr. Ricar...

Wading River FD monthly report: 92 calls in May

The Wading River Fire Department answered 95 calls during the month of May, bringing the total number of calls for 2014 through May 31 to 409, according to a report issued July 1 b...

No fireworks display in downtown Riverhead this Fourth

There won't be fireworks in downtown Riverhead tonight after all. Riverhead Fire Marshal Craig Zitek has determined that the weather conditions prevent a the pyrotechnic display ...

Riverhead BID: Fireworks display WILL go on tonight

(Update: 6:15 p.m.) The fireworks show was canceled by Riverhead fire marshal for safety reasons. See story. (Update: 5:12 p.m.) Bay Fireworks, the company putting on the downto...

Crash victim's sister erects billboard on Route 24 warning: Do not tex...

The Tocci family of Flanders, still reeling from the death of Barbara Tocci in a head-on collision on Flanders Road Jan. 16, has decided to send a loud and clear message to the pub...
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