State lawmakers blast PSEG for ‘industrial’ 80-foot poles installed between Eastport and Riverhead

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Sen. Ken LaValle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele criticized the new steel poles as at odds with the rural character of the area.

Democratic candidates call for ‘independent investigation’ of Riverhead’s proposed land deal with Luminati

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At a press conference this morning at the Calverton Enterprise Park, Laura Jens-Smith accused Sean Walter of keeping information about the Luminati deal from the public and even from his fellow town board members.
Riverhead, NY
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Partly cloudy overnight.
  • Humidity: 68%
  • Pressure: 30.09 in.
  • Dew Point: 58.95 °
  • Wind Speed: 13mph from SW
  • Sunrise: 5:22 am
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  • Humidity: 68%
  • Pressure: 30.12 in.
  • Dew Point: 60.81 °
  • Wind Speed: 15mph from SW
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  • Pressure: 30.01 in.
  • Dew Point: 64.77 °
  • Wind Speed: 19mph from SW
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  • Pressure: 29.94 in.
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  • Pressure: 29.95 in.
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  • Pressure: 30.00 in.
  • Dew Point: 62.87 °
  • Wind Speed: 5mph from SW
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  • Pressure: 30.09 in.
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  • Pressure: 30.09 in.
  • Dew Point: 59.08 °
  • Wind Speed: 13mph from SW
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  • Humidity: 70%
  • Pressure: 30.11 in.
  • Dew Point: 59.35 °
  • Wind Speed: 13mph from SW
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  • Pressure: 30.10 in.
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  • Pressure: 30.11 in.
  • Dew Point: 60.28 °
  • Wind Speed: 12mph from SW
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  • Pressure: 30.12 in.
  • Dew Point: 60.41 °
  • Wind Speed: 11mph from SW
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  • Pressure: 30.13 in.
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  • Pressure: 30.15 in.
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  • Pressure: 30.16 in.
  • Dew Point: 58.81 °
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  • Pressure: 30.17 in.
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  • Wind Speed: 10mph from W
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  • Pressure: 30.17 in.
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  • Wind Speed: 9mph from SW
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Community News

Where to watch 2017 Fourth of July fireworks on the North Fork

by | Jun 27, 2:45 pm
Fourth of July falls in the middle of the week this year, which means there are two weekends of fireworks to celebrate Independence Day. Here are all the Fourth of July firework shows planned over the next few weeks.

Job fair aimed to help people with criminal records planned by community group

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The idea came to the organization’s newly hired outreach coordinator after a long day of knocking on doors and talking to people in Riverside and downtown Riverhead.

Rollover crash at Reeves and Horton injures two drivers

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A Lexus SUV and a Mercedes sedan collided at the intersection of Horton and Reeves Avenue, rolling the Mercedes through a deer fence and injuring both drivers.

Opinion and Blogs

DWI task force enforcement nets six arrests

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Several checkpoints and increased patrols resulted in arrests for DWI, driving while impaired by drugs and driving while impaired by alcohol last night, according to Riverhead Town Police.

Police investigating fire at vacant house on Melene Avenue

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Riverhead Police and the Suffolk County Police arson squad are investigating a fire at a vacant house on Melene Avenue just after midnight.
Community News

A bittersweet day for the Class of 2017

by | Jun 24, 2:09 pm
The Riverhead High School Class of 2017 is no stranger to tragedy and the losses they suffered during their high school years weighed heavily on the students at today's commencement. Photos.

Community Announcements

Community News

Local reporter and syndicated columnist Karl Grossman honored by legislature

by | Jun 24, 5:38 am
Journalist and investigative reporter Karl Grossman was honored by the Suffolk County Legislature this week for his career of 50-plus years reporting on Long Island issues, government and politics.

Riverhead Town Board wrap-up, June 20: downtown apartments, new cops, speed limit reductions sought

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Highlights of the Riverhead Town Board regular meeting of June 20, 2017.

Luminati lacks permits, COs at EPCAL; town issued stop-work order in December

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Luminati Aerospace has been using and occupying both its facilities at EPCAL without the required town permits, according to town building department records obtained through a Freedom of Information Law request.

Schools

A bittersweet day for the Class of 2017

The Riverhead High School Class of 2017 is no stranger to tragedy and the losses they suffered during their high school years weighed heavily on the students at today's commencement. Photos.

Riverhead school district honors retirees

The Riverhead Board of Education honored retiring teachers and staff members and recognized newly tenured teachers last night.

Citing increased risks, State Legislature passes bill providing disability benefits for volunteer firefighters with cancer

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Firefighters have increased cancer rates due to carcinogenic substances that burn during interior fires, according to studies cited by the legislature.

Riverhead school district honors retirees

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The Riverhead Board of Education honored retiring teachers and staff members and recognized newly tenured teachers last night.
Board of Education

Superintendent calls resigning board members’ accusations ‘misinformation’

by | Jun 21, 8:13 am
Questioned by a resident, board members said nothing about accusations leveled by two longtime colleagues yesterday, which Superintendent Nancy Carney called 'misinformation' and declined further public comment.

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.

Local News

Road work today: Highway crews working on Ostrander and South Jamesport avenues

by | Jun 21, 7:22 am
Ostrander Avenue will be closed to traffic through early afternoon due to drainage work. Crews will also be working on South Jamesport Avenue, where they are installing new curbing.

County announces aerial larvicide spraying plans June 21-22

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Suffolk County plans aerial larvicide spraying of marshlands across the county today and tomorrow, the county health department announced yesterday afternoon.

Lantz joins Cotten-DeGrasse in complaints and resigns from school board

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Board vice president Amelia Lantz said she “cannot overlook the insidious disregard of the NYSED law and our oath as board members.”

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Alleging violations of state law, longtime Riverhead school board member resigns

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In an undated letter to board president Sue Koukounas, Ann Cotten-DeGrasse complained that “the BOE has acted contrary to New York State Education Law and the Open Meetings Law in appointments made outside of the regular BOE meetings.”

Luminati CEO declares former Grumman Plant Six ‘operational’ at public ceremony

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The Calverton aerospace start-up announced commencement of operations at a public event Friday, in the absence of its previously heralded 'dream team' or the 'Team Stratos' it promised to introduce.

Police

Obituaries

Sophie A. Schmidt, 67

Thirza N. Grodski, 67

Walter Gabrielsen Sr., 91

Nelson E. Dussault, 92

Fletcher E. Johnson, 63

Public meetings

  • ARB Meeting
    Wed, Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Justice, 210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

  • Town Board
    Tue, Jul 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Wed, Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Special Ed PTA meeting
    Wed, Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riley Avenue Elementary School, Calverton NY 11933

  • Farmland Preservation Committee
    Wed, Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Town Hall

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead IDA meeting
    Mon, Jul 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Recreation Advisory Committee
    Mon, Jul 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Agricultural Advisory Committee
    Mon, Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Meeting: Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association
    Mon, Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Crohan Community Center, 655 Flanders Road (Rt.24), Flanders,

  • Library Trustees Meeting
    Tue, Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Riverhead Free Library Long Island Room

  • Riverhead Open Space Committee
    Tue, Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Board of Education
    Tue, Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Conservation Advisory Committee
    Wed, Jul 12 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Flanders Fire District meeting
    Wed, Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Flanders Fire House located at 19 Firehouse Lane, Flanders

  • Calverton Civic Association Meeting
    Wed, Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riley Avenue School, 374 Riley Ave, Calverton, NY, United States

  • ZBA
    Thu, Jul 13 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Town Board
    Tue, Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Jamesport Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Jul 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jamesport Fire House, 25 Manor Lane, Jamesport NY 11947

  • Riverhead Handicapped Advisory Committee
    Wed, Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Small Business Advisory Committee
    Wed, Jul 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Ethics Committee
    Wed, Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • BID Management Association Meeting
    Wed, Jul 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Jul 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Landmarks Commission
    Mon, Jul 24 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Board of Education
    Tue, Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • ARB Meeting
    Wed, Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Justice, 210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

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

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