Racist Facebook rant by Riverhead town attorney’s wife sparks outrage

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A racist rant on Facebook by the wife of a Riverhead public official last night sparked outrage on social media and has members of the town’s anti-bias task force calling for his resignation.

Cyclist hit by car on Edwards Avenue

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A cyclist was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital after being hit by a car on Edwards Avenue Sunday afternoon as he was attempting to turn left onto River Road.
Riverhead, NY
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  • Pressure: 30.30 in.
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  • Pressure: 30.29 in.
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  • Pressure: 30.20 in.
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  • Pressure: 30.33 in.
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  • Pressure: 30.08 in.
  • Dew Point: 60.72 °
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  • Pressure: 30.30 in.
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  • Pressure: 30.29 in.
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Community News

East End Mobile Theatre presents Shakespeare’s classic story of pure Machiavellian evil: Richard III

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East End Mobile Theatre's production of Richard III opens in Greenport Oct. 26, with two performances at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church before moving to Poquatuck Hall in Orient and closing out its run at the Jamesport Meeting House Nov. 2-4.

Man beaten in attempted robbery in downtown Riverhead

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A man was beaten by three teens in an attempted robbery on East Second Street late last night, according to Riverhead Town Police. Police said...

Who has the best class float? S-O-P-H-S

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Riverhead's homecoming parade was a washout, canceled by this morning's rain, but the game went on —  the Blue Waves picked up a much-needed win — and so did the float competition.

Opinion and Blogs

Main Road crash injures five

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The crash between a pickup truck and a small sedan occurred just before 2:15 west of South Jamesport Avenue.

Riverhead man charged with sexually abusing five-year-old boy

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Police said the child's mother reported that her five year old son had been sexually abused by an adult male roommate.
Community News

Community donations help restock toys and supplies at Southampton Head Start, school for low-income children

by | Oct 14, 12:36 pm
Thanks to some generous community donations, Southampton Head Start has filled its school on Flanders Road with new toys and supplies for its low-income students.

Community Announcements

Community News

Update: Riverhead homecoming parade canceled

by | Oct 13, 4:24 pm
Riverhead High School is getting ready to celebrate its homecoming game tomorrow with its annual parade and festivities in downtown Riverhead.

Riverhead library invites community to its 2nd annual Latin American Family Fiesta

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Today the Riverhead Free Library will celebrate the Second Annual Latin American Family Fiesta, a community celebration for parents and children with music, dancing, games and snacks.

Riverhead cop on patrol foils thieves at Route 58 auto dealership

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The men who were in the process of removing wheels and tires from new cars parked on the lot at Apple Honda early this morning are still at large.

Schools

Riverhead High School artists to be showcased at ‘Art Barre’ event

Four Riverhead High School artists will have their work exhibited at Peconic Ballet Theatre. will show their works at the Peconic Ballet Art Foundation's Art Barre event on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Riverhead comes up with big homecoming win against Copiague

Riverhead (3-3) needed to come away with the win today, and that’s exactly what they did.

Riverhead eyes hi-tech parking ticket system to beef up enforcement

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Parking code enforcement in Riverhead may soon be aided by mobile technology that will expedite ticketing and increase the rate of payments by violators, according to a Maryland firm that pitched the new system to town board members this morning.

Chrysler-Jeep is back in Riverhead: Dodge dealership awarded franchise after eight-year absence in local market

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The new Riverhead Dodge-Ram-Chrylser-Jeep will relocate to much larger, state-of-the-art showroom and service facilities on Route 58 currently being designed by the Strollo family, whose patriarch, Tony Strollo, founded Riverhead Dodge in 1976.
Local News

Cuomo to feds: N.Y. will sue over ‘inequitable’ commercial fluke quota

by | Oct 12, 6:42 am
New York's commercial fluke fishing quota is based on incomplete 30-year-old data and discriminates against New York commercial fishermen, according to the governor.

Sports

Riverhead comes up with big homecoming win against Copiague

Riverhead (3-3) needed to come away with the win today, and that’s exactly what they did.

Wildcats top Blue Waves, 5-1

The Blue Waves did the best they could to keep pace with a quicker, crisp-passing, polished team like the Wildcats.

Community News

Riverhead Girl Scout troop builds bookshelves and collects toys for Little Flower Children Services

by | Oct 11, 5:45 pm
A local Girl Scout troop constructed four bookcases and collected numerous toys and books to donate to Little Flower Children Services in Wading River last month.

Locals ramp up Puerto Rican relief efforts

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Three weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, local residents are still motivated and mobilized to provide assistance with food, supplies and money.

Riverhead cops charge Moriches man in knife-point holdup of Wading River smoke shop last month

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Riverhead Town Police have charged a 27-year-old Moriches man with first-degree robbery in connection with the knife-point holdup of a Wading River smoke shop on Sept. 17.

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Powered by incumbents, Republicans out-raise Democrats more than three to one in campaign cash in current election cycle

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The two incumbents in the local elections this year, Supervisor Sean Walter and Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, both Republicans, together have raised more money — almost twice as much, in fact — than the four non-incumbent candidates combined.

Photos: North Fork Community Theatre presents a musical Young Frankenstein

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The North Fork Community Theater kicks off its 60th season with a musical version of a class Mel Brooks comedy.

Police

Obituaries

Maureen L. Zumbo, 64

Lorraine A. Hoey, 82

Joseph DiTusa, 96

Mattie H. Simmons, 104

Public meetings

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Town Board
    Tue, Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Board of Education
    Tue, Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead NY 11901

  • Jamesport Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jamesport Fire House, 25 Manor Lane, Jamesport NY 11947

  • Riverhead Handicapped Advisory Committee
    Wed, Oct 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Small Business Advisory Committee
    Wed, Oct 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Ethics Committee
    Wed, Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • BID Management Association Meeting
    Wed, Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Landmarks Commission
    Mon, Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Board of Education
    Tue, Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • ARB Meeting
    Wed, Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Justice, 210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

  • ZBA
    Thu, Oct 26 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Wed, Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Special Ed PTA meeting
    Wed, Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riley Avenue Elementary School, Calverton NY 11933

  • Farmland Preservation Committee
    Wed, Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Town Hall

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead IDA meeting
    Mon, Nov 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Town Board
    Tue, Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Conservation Advisory Committee
    Wed, Nov 8 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Flanders Fire District meeting
    Wed, Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Flanders Fire House located at 19 Firehouse Lane, Flanders

  • Calverton Civic Association Meeting
    Wed, Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riley Avenue School, 374 Riley Ave, Calverton, NY, United States

  • ZBA
    Thu, Nov 9 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Recreation Advisory Committee
    Mon, Nov 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Agricultural Advisory Committee
    Mon, Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Meeting: Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association
    Mon, Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Crohan Community Center, 655 Flanders Road (Rt.24), Flanders,

  • Library Trustees Meeting
    Tue, Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Riverhead Free Library Long Island Room

  • Riverhead Open Space Committee
    Tue, Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Board of Education
    Tue, Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Handicapped Advisory Committee
    Wed, Nov 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Small Business Advisory Committee
    Wed, Nov 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Ethics Committee
    Wed, Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • BID Management Association Meeting
    Wed, Nov 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Nov 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

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