- Holiday closings and schedule changes for the holiday that’s come to be known popularly as Presidents Day, despite its official designation honoring our first president.
School board seeks public input in superintendent search with online survey and March 2 community forumThe Riverhead school board is conducting an online survey and hosting a community forum March 2 to gather input on the search for a new superintendent.
- Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter gave his eighth annual “State of the Town” speech Wednesday night at a dinner meeting of the town’s three service clubs.
- Riverhead officials are again discussing lack of compliance with the town code requirements for snow clearing. The current penalty provided by code is not high enough to be a deterrent, they say.
- A large crowd turned out to march for immigration reform and solidarity this afternoon in Hampton Bays in observance o “A Day Without Immigrants.”
- Local immigrants and supporters will participate in a national strike today as a way to peacefully protest the current anti-immigrant rhetoric, as well as a way to demonstrate the impact immigrants have on the local economy and society on a daily basis.
- East Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic today between Peconic/Roanoke and Union avenues for snow removal operations by town highway department crews,
- The site known as Sharper’s Hill in Jamesport will be preserved, County Legislator Al Krupski announced tonight during Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter’s State of the Town speech at a dinner meeting in Polish Town.
- “People are frightened.” After ICE enforcement actions arrested 41 people in New York City and the surrounding area last week, the North Fork immigrant community is on edge.
Walter’s ‘State of the Town’ preview: battling state and county ‘unfunded mandates’ in the year aheadWhen Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter delivers his annual State of the Town address to a joint dinner meeting of Riverhead’s service clubs Wednesday evening, he will focus on pending threats from outside aggressors.
Is Sound Avenue getting a rest stop? Amenities at state park visitors center on Sound Avenue spark concernsA visitors center under construction at Hallock State Park should be open this spring, according to state parks officials. The facility’s proximity to Sound Avenue and its public bathrooms, vending machines and possibly a “Taste NY” shop have the Riverhead Town supervisor concerned about traffic impacts.
- Yesterday’s blizzard dropped 10 to 16 inches across the region, which fell on top of freezing rain and sleet, making for icy road surfaces this morning, Highway Superintendent George Woodson said.
- Riverhead businessman Irwin Garsten died Feb. 7 in Florida at age 86.
- Closings, cancellations and delays due to the blizzard: Feb. 10
- Faced with vocal demand and enticed by the prospect of tax revenues and an economic bump, legislators formed an ad hoc committee to explore possible locations in Suffolk.