Police search for armed suspect who fled from officer in Calverton neighborhood Sunday night

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An officer on routine patrol witnessed a man discharge a handgun during a confrontation that included a group of about 20 people in the roadway at the intersection of Kay Road and Calverton Court Aug. 19.

Southampton police charge man in May 9 shooting near elementary school

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Southampton Town Police have charged a Riverhead man with reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child in connection with a shooting incident on Brown Street in Riverside on May 9.

Riverhead, NY
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Local News

Defense attorney: DWI charge against Riverhead man who struck child Aug. 4 to be dropped by district attorney

by | Aug 19, 11:21 am
DWI charges against William H. Downing are going to be dropped by prosecutors tomorrow after a blood toxicology report showed that his blood alcohol content was .03 percent, Downing's attorney said Sunday morning.

Photos: the 44th Annual Polish Town Fair

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The sprawling street festival features hundreds of vendors, Polish music and lots of polish delicacies: kielbasa, pierogies, golumpki and babka galore. It's open Sunday 10 to 6.

‘We have taken the entire board’s concerns to heart’ — A look at Triple Five’s latest document submission

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The company looking to buy more than 1,600 acres of vacant land at the Calverton Enterprise Park submitted additional financial information, a concept plan and an economic benefits analysis to the Town of Riverhead today.

Opinion and Blogs

Witamy! It’s Polish Fair weekend in Riverhead’s Polish Town, USA

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It's a perennial favorite in Riverhead — a giant open air market where visitors can enjoy Polish food and music while browsing hundreds of booths featuring every kind of merchandise imaginable.

First new project in Riverside revitalization effort breaks ground at old diner site

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Construction is underway of a mixed-use building on the Riverside traffic circle site where the long-vacant Riverboat Diner stood.
Local News

Diocese of Rockville Centre responds to Pennsylvania grand jury report

by | Aug 16, 3:15 pm
The grand jury's criticism of Bishop John Barres, formerly the Bishop of Allentown, Pennsylvania was unfounded, based on incorrect facts, the diocese said in a statement posted on its website.

Community Announcements

Local News

Five new affordable homes to be built by town housing authority in Riverside

by | Aug 16, 6:23 am
The homes will be sold to qualified first-time homebuyers chosen through a lottery by the Southampton Town Housing Authority, executive director Curtis Highsmith announced Monday night at the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association meeting.

Air quality health advisory in effect Thursday

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An air quality health advisory is in effect Thursday for Long Island, where ground-level ozone will be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

Republican assembly candidate asks court to overturn board of elections decision tossing his nominating petitions

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Mike Yacubich, left, seeks to challenge incumbent Anthony Palumbo in a party primary election Sept. 13. His nominating petitions were ruled invalid by the Suffolk County Board of Elections.

Schools

Fun while learning this summer at Phillips Avenue School

For some school-age students in Riverhead, summer is also an opportunity to strengthen or develop new abilities, something that Riverhead Central School District is trying to foster by boosting students' skills through their summer extended school year program.

Seven Riverhead varsity teams earn scholar-athlete team award

Seven Riverhead High School varsity teams were honored as Spring 2018 Scholar-Athlete teams.

Bishop of Long Island diocese named by grand jury in alleged clergy sex abuse cover-up in Pennsylvania

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Bishop John Barres, bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, was named in a Pennsylvania grand jury report released yesterday as one of the leaders of the Diocese of Allentown who allegedly participated in covering up the clergy sex abuse scandal there. 

Diocese tells East End Catholic Education group it has already sold McGann-Mercy

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Diocesan officials dealt a stunning blow to residents who were working to open an independent Catholic high school on the former McGann-Mercy campus in Riverhead.
Business News

Solntse Hot Yoga celebrates grand opening in downtown Riverhead

by | Aug 14, 3:58 pm
Ina Pollifrone, 28, of Baiting Hollow, took up yoga to deal with her own health issues and soon became a devotee. Today she owns two yoga studios, including one she opened earlier this year on West Main Street.

Sports

McGann-Mercy claims Class C title with 18-1 victory over Southold

McGann-Mercy swept Southold to win the Suffolk Class C Championship yesterday in Southold.

Penny’s complete game shutout lifts McGann-Mercy in Class C finals opener

Sarah Penny pitched a complete-game gem, fanning 11 and giving up just four hits and no walks as McGann-Mercy defeated Southold 3-0 in the opening game of the Class C finals yesterday.

Community News

Butterfly Effect Project asks for votes in online contest to win $25,000 grant

by | Aug 14, 12:01 pm
The Butterfly Effect Project is one of 200 finalists in a contest to select 40 winners of $25,000 grants from the State Farm Neighborhood Assist program. Each person can vote up to 10 times a day now through Aug. 24.

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Police

Obituaries

Marion E. DiGregorio, 86

Grace A. Finora, 85

Lorlee A. Blaser, 61

Anna A. Hawkins, 82

Public meetings

  • Town Board
    Tue, Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Jamesport Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jamesport Fire House, 25 Manor Lane, Jamesport NY 11947

  • ARB Meeting
    Wed, Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Justice, 210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Aug 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Parking District Advisory Committee
    Thu, Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • ZBA
    Thu, Aug 23 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Landmarks Commission
    Mon, Aug 27 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • SWR Board of Education
    Tue, Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    SWR High School, 250B Route 25A, Shoreham NY 11786

  • RCSD Board of Education
    Tue, Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Aug 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead IDA meeting
    Mon, Sep 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

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

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

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

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

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Sep 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

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

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

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

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

  • SWR Board of Education
    Tue, Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    SWR High School, 250B Route 25A, Shoreham NY 11786

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

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

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

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

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

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Sep 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Zoning Board of Appeals
    Thu, Sep 13 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Town Hall Notebook

Model airplane enthusiast makes pitch for a field in Riverhead

by | Aug 14, 6:58 am
Vince Juliano of Rocky Point, 90, a lifelong model airplane enthusiast wants to start a club using a field somewhere in Riverhead Town.

Marie Dunleavy, wife of former councilman, dies at age 74

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Marie Dunleavy, the wife of former councilman John Dunleavy and a founding member and ex-captain of the Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps died suddenly at her home in Calverton Monday morning.

Cops seek information about break-in at Wading River home

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An unknown suspect broke a rear glass door to gain entry to the home while it was unoccupied and stole cash and jewelry, Riverhead Police said.

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