He’s in the race: Councilman John Dunleavy is running for town supervisor

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Councilman John Dunleavy is circulating independent nominating petitions for town supervisor.

Police: Credit cards stolen at Riverhead golf course used at Medford store

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Police seek the public's help to identify the suspects who used stolen credit cards at a Target store in Medford.
Riverhead, NY
Currently
69°
Feels like 69°
Hi 78 ° Lo 64 °
Light rain in the afternoon and overnight.
  • Humidity: 71%
  • Pressure: 30.04 in.
  • Dew Point: 60.12 °
  • Wind Speed: 9mph from SW
  • Sunrise: 5:43 am
  • Sunset: 8:13 pm
  • Friday
    80°
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    70°
    51% chance
    of precip.
  • Saturday
    72°
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    68°
    98% chance
    of precip.
  • Sunday
    76°
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    66°
    64% chance
    of precip.
  • Monday
    76°
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    66°
    36% chance
    of precip.
  • Tuesday
    80°
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    66°
    7% chance
    of precip.
  • Wednesday
    84°
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    69°
    0% chance
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  • Thursday
    82°
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    72°
    0% chance
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Daily
Friday
80°
|
70°
51% chance
of precip.
Light rain in the morning.
  • Humidity: 82%
  • Pressure: 29.81 in.
  • Dew Point: 69.12 °
  • Wind Speed: 2mph from SE
Daily
Saturday
72°
|
68°
98% chance
of precip.
Rain and windy throughout the day.
  • Humidity: 81%
  • Pressure: 29.72 in.
  • Dew Point: 65.01 °
  • Wind Speed: 22mph from NE
Daily
Sunday
76°
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66°
64% chance
of precip.
Light rain and breezy until afternoon.
  • Humidity: 70%
  • Pressure: 29.88 in.
  • Dew Point: 59.74 °
  • Wind Speed: 19mph from NE
Daily
Monday
76°
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66°
36% chance
of precip.
Light rain in the afternoon and evening and breezy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
  • Humidity: 64%
  • Pressure: 29.98 in.
  • Dew Point: 58.14 °
  • Wind Speed: 15mph from NE
Daily
Tuesday
80°
|
66°
7% chance
of precip.
Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
  • Humidity: 61%
  • Pressure: 29.98 in.
  • Dew Point: 58.1 °
  • Wind Speed: 4mph from NE
Daily
Wednesday
84°
|
69°
0% chance
of precip.
Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
  • Humidity: 65%
  • Pressure: 30.04 in.
  • Dew Point: 63.98 °
  • Wind Speed: 7mph from SW
Daily
Thursday
82°
|
72°
0% chance
of precip.
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
  • Humidity: 73%
  • Pressure: 30.00 in.
  • Dew Point: 67.66 °
  • Wind Speed: 10mph from SW
  • 7am
    69°
    0% chance
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  • 8am
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  • 9am
    73°
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  • 11am
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  • 12pm
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  • 1pm
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    4% chance
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  • 2pm
    78°
    8% chance
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  • 3pm
    78°
    5% chance
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  • 4pm
    78°
    1% chance
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  • 5pm
    77°
    1% chance
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  • 6pm
    76°
    1% chance
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    75°
    1% chance
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  • 8pm
    74°
    1% chance
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  • 9pm
    74°
    1% chance
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  • 10pm
    74°
    3% chance
    of precip.
  • 11pm
    73°
    7% chance
    of precip.
  • 12am
    73°
    12% chance
    of precip.
  • 1am
    72°
    20% chance
    of precip.
  • 2am
    71°
    24% chance
    of precip.
  • 3am
    71°
    23% chance
    of precip.
  • 4am
    70°
    20% chance
    of precip.
  • 5am
    71°
    18% chance
    of precip.
  • 6am
    72°
    15% chance
    of precip.
Hourly
7am
69°
Partly Cloudy
0% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 71%
  • Pressure: 30.04 in.
  • Dew Point: 60.12 °
  • Wind Speed: 9mph from SW
Hourly
8am
71°
Partly Cloudy
0% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 69%
  • Pressure: 30.04 in.
  • Dew Point: 60.82 °
  • Wind Speed: 9mph from SW
Hourly
9am
73°
Partly Cloudy
0% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 67%
  • Pressure: 30.02 in.
  • Dew Point: 61.43 °
  • Wind Speed: 9mph from SW
Hourly
10am
74°
Partly Cloudy
0% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 64%
  • Pressure: 30.02 in.
  • Dew Point: 61.88 °
  • Wind Speed: 8mph from SW
Hourly
11am
76°
Partly Cloudy
0% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 62%
  • Pressure: 30.01 in.
  • Dew Point: 62.38 °
  • Wind Speed: 8mph from SW
Hourly
12pm
77°
Partly Cloudy
0% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 61%
  • Pressure: 29.99 in.
  • Dew Point: 63.12 °
  • Wind Speed: 9mph from SW
Hourly
1pm
78°
Drizzle
4% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 62%
  • Pressure: 29.97 in.
  • Dew Point: 64.09 °
  • Wind Speed: 10mph from SW
Hourly
2pm
78°
Drizzle
8% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 62%
  • Pressure: 29.95 in.
  • Dew Point: 64.85 °
  • Wind Speed: 11mph from SW
Hourly
3pm
78°
Drizzle
5% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 64%
  • Pressure: 29.93 in.
  • Dew Point: 65.43 °
  • Wind Speed: 12mph from SW
Hourly
4pm
78°
Overcast
1% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 66%
  • Pressure: 29.91 in.
  • Dew Point: 65.81 °
  • Wind Speed: 14mph from SW
Hourly
5pm
77°
Mostly Cloudy
1% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 69%
  • Pressure: 29.89 in.
  • Dew Point: 66.19 °
  • Wind Speed: 15mph from SW
Hourly
6pm
76°
Mostly Cloudy
1% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 72%
  • Pressure: 29.88 in.
  • Dew Point: 66.76 °
  • Wind Speed: 14mph from SW
Hourly
7pm
75°
Mostly Cloudy
1% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 76%
  • Pressure: 29.87 in.
  • Dew Point: 67.39 °
  • Wind Speed: 14mph from SW
Hourly
8pm
74°
Partly Cloudy
1% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 79%
  • Pressure: 29.86 in.
  • Dew Point: 67.88 °
  • Wind Speed: 14mph from SW
Hourly
9pm
74°
Mostly Cloudy
1% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 80%
  • Pressure: 29.87 in.
  • Dew Point: 68.12 °
  • Wind Speed: 14mph from SW
Hourly
10pm
74°
Mostly Cloudy
3% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 82%
  • Pressure: 29.87 in.
  • Dew Point: 68.69 °
  • Wind Speed: 14mph from SW
Hourly
11pm
73°
Drizzle
7% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 85%
  • Pressure: 29.86 in.
  • Dew Point: 69.11 °
  • Wind Speed: 13mph from SW
Hourly
12am
73°
Drizzle
12% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 88%
  • Pressure: 29.85 in.
  • Dew Point: 69.26 °
  • Wind Speed: 12mph from SW
Hourly
1am
72°
Light Rain
20% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 90%
  • Pressure: 29.84 in.
  • Dew Point: 69.3 °
  • Wind Speed: 12mph from SW
Hourly
2am
71°
Light Rain
24% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 92%
  • Pressure: 29.83 in.
  • Dew Point: 69.31 °
  • Wind Speed: 11mph from SW
Hourly
3am
71°
Light Rain
23% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 94%
  • Pressure: 29.83 in.
  • Dew Point: 69.34 °
  • Wind Speed: 9mph from SW
Hourly
4am
70°
Light Rain
20% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 94%
  • Pressure: 29.82 in.
  • Dew Point: 69.32 °
  • Wind Speed: 8mph from W
Hourly
5am
71°
Light Rain
18% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Pressure: 29.82 in.
  • Dew Point: 69.33 °
  • Wind Speed: 7mph from W
Hourly
6am
72°
Drizzle
15% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 90%
  • Pressure: 29.82 in.
  • Dew Point: 69.4 °
  • Wind Speed: 6mph from S
Community News

Fringe Fest showcases original works at Vail-Leavitt tonight through Aug. 6

by | Jul 26, 7:06 am
The East End Fringe Festival presents 10 nights of original theater at the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall in Riverhead, plus an evening of poetry, a New Orleans jazz brunch and a free 'Theater Express' during the Alive on 25 street festival tomorrow night.

Apple Honda opens new showroom with fond tribute to company founder

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The presence of Apple Honda founder Irwin Garsten loomed large today as the Route 58 auto dealership celebrated the grand opening of its new showroom.

L.I. Sound Program funding included in appropriations bill: Zeldin

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The Department of Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018 includes $8 million in funding for the L.I. Sound Program and $26.7 million for the National Estuary Program, Rep. Lee Zeldin announced.

Opinion and Blogs

New plan for bus stop move on Railroad Street comes with annual price tag of more than $20,000, legislator says

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Moving the bus stop on Railroad Street comes with a operating cost increase of between $20,000 and $30,000 per year, according to County Legislator Al Krupski, who says the county can fund by finding efficiencies — not a reduction in service.

Town pursues grant funding to develop downtown parking plan

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The town needs a study specific enough to use in decision-making to alleviate parking problems in the downtown business district, according to parking district liaison Councilman Tim Hubbard.
Local News

Riverhead Planning Board:
Plans advance for replacing eyesore abandoned gas station on Route 58

by | Jul 22, 10:09 am
The new gas station on Route 58 and Ostrander Avenue will be operated by BJ's Wholesale Club.

Community Announcements

Breaking News

Man struck, seriously injured by freight train in Riverhead Wednesday

by | Jul 21, 4:25 pm
Police are seeking to identify the man hit by an eastbound freight train in Riverhead just before 1 a.m. on Wednesday.

State buys 38 acres in Manorville pine barrens, adding to Otis Pike Preserve

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The state has purchased a 38-acre parcel in the Central Pine Barrens core preservation area in Manorville for $945,000.

Riverhead Ciderhouse headed for new site plan hearing on patio, outdoor music

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The Riverhead Ciderhouse added a 3,186-square-foot outdoor patio, adjacent masonry block wall, 56 parking spaces, landscaping changes and two wall-mounted speakers for outdoor music.

Schools

School board vacancies will be filled by appointment, not special election

The Riverhead Board of Education is asking district residents to submit letters of interest in being appointed to the two board seats for the upcoming school year.

Riverhead school board sets special meeting to discuss filling vacancies

The special board meeting will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the Riverhead High School auditorium.

Ozone health advisory in effect for Long Island, NYC until 11 p.m. Thursday

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The Air Quality Index for ozone today is forecast to reach 130 on Long Island today.

Photos: Locals turn out for Jamesport Fire Department parade and carnival

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Fire departments from around the region, joined by EMS, elected officials and community organizations, paraded down Main Road in Jamesport last night. The carnival continues through Saturday.
Breaking News

Power outage in Riverhead leaves more than 2,000 customers without power for at least two hours Wednesday

by | Jul 19, 2:21 pm
For at least two hours Wednesday, more than 2,000 customers were left without power in the western vicinity of Route 58.

Sports

Former Waves lacrosse star earns All-American honors

Former Blue Waves lacrosse star Mark Andrejack has been named an All-American Athlete.

Riverhead girls lacrosse season ends with tough loss to Smithtown East...

Riverhead’s girls lacrosse season ended on a rainy windswept field in Smithtown yesterday, where the Blue Waves fell to No. 2 seed Smithtown East, 14-9.

Board of Education

School board vacancies will be filled by appointment, not special election

by | Jul 19, 10:50 am
The Riverhead Board of Education is asking district residents to submit letters of interest in being appointed to the two board seats for the upcoming school year.

Town Board wrap: Farm Country Kitchen suit settled, support for turtle rescue in Jamesport, Rugged Maniac race gets green light

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Rundown of hearings and actions taken at the July 18, 2017 Riverhead Town Board meeting.

Ozone health advisory issued for Wednesday

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Very young children, the elderly and people with existing lung conditions such as asthma should avoid outdoor activity tomorrow, the Suffolk health commissioner said.

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Firefighters put out house fire in Jamesport; two vols sent to hospital

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Two firefighters were taken to the hospital after battling a fire on Kirby Lane in Jamesport last night.

Move to cancel letter of intent with Luminati loses third vote: After meeting, Dunleavy now advocates ‘another chance’

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Luminati CEO Daniel Preston held one-on-one meetings with three council members today. The meeting changed Councilman John Dunleavy's mind about canceling the town's letter of intent wth the Calverton aerospace startup.

Police

Obituaries

John Robert Kowalski Sr., 77

Arlene Sullivan, 87

Helen Goldsmith Beebe, 91

Winifred B. Riches, 104

William R. Killian Jr., 62

Public meetings

  • ZBA
    Thu, Jul 27 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Town Board
    Tue, Aug 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Wed, Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Special Ed PTA meeting
    Wed, Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riley Avenue Elementary School, Calverton NY 11933

  • Farmland Preservation Committee
    Wed, Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Town Hall

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead IDA meeting
    Mon, Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Library Trustees Meeting
    Tue, Aug 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Riverhead Free Library Long Island Room

  • Riverhead Open Space Committee
    Tue, Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

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

  • Riverhead Conservation Advisory Committee
    Wed, Aug 9 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Flanders Fire District meeting
    Wed, Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Flanders Fire House located at 19 Firehouse Lane, Flanders

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

  • ZBA
    Thu, Aug 10 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Recreation Advisory Committee
    Mon, Aug 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Agricultural Advisory Committee
    Mon, Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Meeting: Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association
    Mon, Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Crohan Community Center, 655 Flanders Road (Rt.24), Flanders,

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Town Board
    Tue, Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Jamesport Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jamesport Fire House, 25 Manor Lane, Jamesport NY 11947

  • Riverhead Handicapped Advisory Committee
    Wed, Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Small Business Advisory Committee
    Wed, Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Ethics Committee
    Wed, Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • BID Management Association Meeting
    Wed, Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Aug 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Board of Education
    Tue, Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • ARB Meeting
    Wed, Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Justice, 210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

  • ZBA
    Thu, Aug 24 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

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