- Memorial Day is a day set aside to remember and honor the more than 1.3 million Americans who gave their lives in service to our nation since its birth in 1775. Originally called Decoration Day, the holiday was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the ...
- The Riverhead school board accepted the official results of the May 17 election; former candidate Greg Fischer pressed the board on the subject of returning a nine-period day to the high school.
- Today’s air quality index is forecast to reach 110 today for the pollutant ground-level ozone, higher than the level considered healthy.
- Suffolk County plans aerial larvicide applications today, May 26 at certain salt marshes across the county, including two locations on the North Fork.
- David Wicks, assistant superintendent at Riverhead Central School District, is taking a new job as the district superintendent of Eastern Suffolk BOCES.
- An air quality alert in effect today from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. for ground-level ozone pollution.
After six years, National Estuary Program reauthorized, given $26.5 in funding to focus on local conservation projectsA bill reauthorizing the National Estuary Program and giving it $26.5 million in funding was signed into law by President Obama on Friday. NEP is a non-regulatory partnership between 28 locally-based estuaries throughout the country, including the Long Island Sound Study and Peconic Estuary Program. The funds will be used for water quality and wetlands restoration, as ...
- The federal government’s controversial plan to dump dredged materials in the Sound near Fishers Island will be the subject of public hearings Wednesday in Riverhead and Mattituck.
- Water tests recently conducted at Riverhead Central School District revealed that four of 250 water taps exceeded federal standards for lead content, according to school district officials.
New code allowing approval of advanced septic systems is released by county, roundly criticized by clean water advocateThe county’s just-released sanitary code article providing for alternative and innovative wastewater treatment systems was promptly and roundly criticized by clean water advocate Kevin McAllister of Defend H20.
- The old Sears-Roebuck building is coming down. Demolition of the circa-1949 one-story, brick building got underway today.
- With mandatory 10-digit dialing in Suffolk — even for calls within the 631 area code — taking effect next month, customers are urged to update their records and auto-dialing programs and equipment, including alarm systems.
- Riverhead’s Alive on 25 street festivals are planned for July 14, July 28, August 11 and August 25, with a rain date of September 1.
Despite millions of bunker fish in Peconic Estuary, town hopes haul of 25,000 lbs. a day will prevent another massive killCommercial fisherman have already landed at least 350,000 pounds of menhaden in the waters of the Peconic River, which Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter hopes will prevent a bunker “bottleneck” and another massive die-off this spring.
- The operator of excavating equipment tearing down the old Court House Restaurant on Griffing Avenue got a surprise this morning when a partial floor collapse sent the machine part way into the basement.