Elementary students given option to transfer to Aquebogue as Riverhead schools labeled ‘focus schools’ by stateAlmost every Riverhead public school has been identified as a “focus school” this coming school year due to low academic performance on state tests by certain groups of students last year.
Toxic rust tide spreads across entire Peconic estuary, could be lethal to estuary’s fish, marine lifeRust tide has spread across the Peconic Bay and all of its waterways over the past week, posing a lethal threat to fish and marine life in the estuary.
- Health officials are warning residents to stay out of local waters where blue-green algae has been found. Sampling performed by Stony Brook University scientists has confirmed cyanobacteria blooms — more commonly known as blue–green algae — in Niger Pond in Calverton, Peconic River/ NYS DEC fishing access off West Main Street in Riverhead, and Mecox Bay ...
- As more mosquito samples and birds test positive for West Nile and a mosquito believed capable of transmitting Zika virus reported to be active in Suffolk, the county vector control division plans more aerial larvicide applications.
After meeting with FAA, Zeldin and local officials blame Schumer for lack of progress on helicopter noiseRep. Lee Zeldin, and local officials said FAA representatives told them today they extended the shore helicopter route for four years with no public notice or comment period because of “political pressure.”
- An unexpected storm today wreaked havoc in Riverhead with heavy rains that flooded area roadways and brought the Polish Town street fair to a standstill just as it was about to get underway.
Riverhead Blues Festival to make a comeback with three full weekends of music at Vail-Leavitt beginning Sept. 16The Riverhead Blues Festival is making a comeback. The festival will return as three weekends of blues — plus documentary films and talks about the history of blues with music historian and award-winning documentary filmmaker Joe Lauro (“Fats Domino and The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll”) — at the Vail Leavitt Music Hall beginning Sept. 16. Performances ...
- Life-saving heroes were recognized by the Riverhead Town Board Tuesday night. Four town lifeguards were recognized by the Riverhead Town Board Tuesday night for their actions to save people whose boats had capsized in two separate incidents recently off Reeves Beach. Members of the Riverhead police and fire departments and ambulance corps were recognized for saving a ...
- The New York State Tax Department warned residents today that that the Tax Department does not using its fraud hotline phone numbers for outgoing calls, and if those phone numbers appear on a caller ID, it’s an “immediate signal” that the caller is a scam artist.
Rapidly spreading plant forms thick mat on Peconic River’s surface, could pose danger to river’s fish and plantsScientists have identified a prolific plant growth overspreading a portion of the Peconic River as mosquito fern, an invasive, rapidly reproducing aquatic plant that thickly covers the surface of a waterbody.
Health insurance premiums see double-digit rise in 2017; Care Connect rate hike will be twice the state average increaseNew York State mandated a more than 23 percent increase in Care Connect’s small group rates — affecting 70,000 members — in part to cover a $13.5 million payment into a risk adjustment pool to offset costs incurred by other health insurance companies.
- Three upcoming special events at the Long Island Sports Park on Edwards Avenue in Calverton, including one scheduled for this Saturday, were denied permits last night by the Riverhead Town Board.
Photos: Riverhead Rocks Triathlon — despite blistering heat, 182 athletes complete Olympic-distance triathlonThe Riverhead Rocks Triathlon drew nearly 190 participants today despite the sweltering heat — and all but five finished the race. Photos
- Suffolk County contractors are scheduled to begin the final phase of road reconstruction work on the Roanoke Avenue project tomorrow, with milling the road surface and laying new pavement, starting with the section between Main Street and the Long Island Railroad tracks and moving north from there.
Another day of oppressive heat and humidity is expected today: heat advisory remains in effect until 10 p.m.A heat advisory issued by the National Weather Service remains in effect until 10 o’clock tonight, with heat index values forecast to reach 104 degrees — possibly even higher — today. The highest heat indices are expected in the early- to mid-afternoon, according to the weather service forecast. They could climb as high as 106 in ...