- 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.
Civic groups call on Riverhead Town Board to require advance posting of all meeting agendas on town’s websiteIn a letter to the town board, leaders of the organizations complain that agendas are often not posted until just prior to meetings — or not at all.
- (Updated- 10:47 p.m.) Riverhead school district voters today approved the proposed $130.67 million budget by a vote of 1635 to 948. Amelia Lantz, with 1,305 votes and Laurie Downs, with 1,217 were the top vote-getters in the school board race, each winning three-year terms. Incumbent Christopher Dorr came in third with 1,210 votes and was elected ...
- A bill that would require the election of LIPA trustees was introduced in the State Legislature yesterday by Sen. Ken LaValle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele.
- A rundown on the proposed budgets and elections across the region, from Shoreham-Wading River to Oysterponds in Orient.
- The building that once housed Klein’s Court Restaurant, J.P. Michael’s and, most recently, the Courthouse Restaurant was razed today.
A successful Riverhead STOP Day: Residents drop off hundreds of pounds of household hazardous wastesRiverhead residents took advantage of the town’s household hazardous wastes collection day today, dropping off hundreds pounds worth of electronic wastes, solvents, used oil, old paint, pool chemicals and other substances that should not be landfilled.
A new approach to autism: Local doctor publishes book encouraging different perspectives on disorder“It’s about approaching the child in a way that is respectful to them, to try to understand what is driving the behavior,” said Andrea Libutti, a local doctor and the author of Awakened by Autism.