Photos: Players round the bases for Riverhead Little League opening day

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The sun was shining at Stotzky Park this morning as the Riverhead Little League launched its 2018 season.

State recommends downtown Riverhead and EPCAL census tracts as ‘opportunity zones’ but Riverside doesn’t make list

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Downtown Riverhead and the Enterprise Park at Calverton are among the locations recommended by New York State for designation as “opportunity zones” by the U.S. treasury department.
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Local News

Should New York eliminate the tip credit? Hundreds attend heated public hearing to speak out on both sides

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A hearing on New York's subminimum wage law grew raucous at times yesterday in Farmingdale.

On Columbine anniversary, SWR students join nationwide walkout to protest gun violence

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“We shouldn’t have to have assemblies about what to do if there’s a shooter in school. But that’s our reality.”

Cops: Shirley man passed counterfeit bills in Riverhead

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Police said Jason Scott, 29, passed counterfeit money at West Marine on Route 58 Wednesday then returned to the store Thursday and tried to pass counterfeit bills again.

Opinion and Blogs

Blue Masques take us ‘under the sea’ for The Little Mermaid, opening tonight

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Performances are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

Cops seek pair in Riverhead laundromat vandalism and theft

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Police released these surveillance camera images of the suspects they said vandalized and stole from Laundry Palace in December.
Town Hall Notebook

A look at councilwoman’s notes from private meeting with Triple Five reps

by | Apr 19, 2:25 pm
At the April 5 work session, Councilwoman Jodi Giglio reviewed what she said were questions and answers from her March 12 meeting in NYC with representatives of the company that wants to buy the town's land at EPCAL. But the legal pad she read from contained almost no notes made during that meeting, according to documents provided by the town in response to a Freedom of Information Law request.

Community Announcements

Local News

Civic group coalition files ethics complaint against Giglio over private meeting with applicant in EPCAL land deal

by | Apr 19, 7:59 am
The complaint says the councilwoman’s “private meeting” with the prospective purchasers impairs her ability to act impartially in the application. Giglio vehemently denies any wrongdoing in taking the meeting, which she says was simply exercising "due diligence" in reviewing the proposal.

Flanders man among at least eight on East End arrested in ICE’s six-day ‘Operation Keep Safe New York’ sweep

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Elmer Erazo, 32, of Flanders, was one of 21 Suffolk County residents — at least eight on the East End — detained by ICE during a six-day sweep. A native of Guatemala, the father of two young daughters, has lived in the U.S. since he was 17.

Activities and events to help celebrate 2018 Earth Day this weekend

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Show Mother Earth you love her by participating in one or more of the Earth Day activities planned for Sunday — check out some of the events here.

Schools

Blue Masques take us ‘under the sea’ for The Little Mermaid,...

Performances are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

Blue Masques to stage ‘The Little Mermaid,’ Apr. 20, 21, 22

The Riverhead High School Blue Masques tackle Disney and Hans Christian Andersen as they stage "The Little Mermaid."

Riverhead police seek witnesses to crash involving Southold police vehicle

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Police said the Southold police unit collided with another vehicle on Northville Turnpike just north of Oliver Street today at about 12:20 p.m. They ask any witnesses to call 631-727-4500 Ext. 332.

Civic activist Angela DeVito honored for years of community service

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Former president of the the Greater Jamesport Civic Association Angela DeVito was honored by local officials and her civi group Tuesday evening at Riverhead Town Hall.
Community News

Meet Riverhead Fire Department’s new Chief Peter Jackman

by | Apr 18, 8:32 am
Meet Riverhead Fire Department's new Chief Peter Jackman, 51. The 30-year member of RFD and two-time captain of the Reliable Hose and Engine Company took the helm of the department last night following swearing-in ceremonies at headquarters.

Sports

Bay Shore tops Riverhead 14-3

Bay Shore came out hitting yesterday, scoring 14 runs against Riverhead for the win.

McGann-Mercy falls to Port Jeff, 18-0

Mercy had a very tough outing against a more seasoned Port Jefferson squad.

Community News

Former Riverhead lacrosse standout Carolyn Carrera named America East Defensive Player of the Week

by | Apr 17, 3:51 pm
Carolyn Carrera, a senior at Stony Brook University, is a starting defender and a very big part of the undefeated Seawolves women’s lacrosse team this year.

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Police

Obituaries

Emmy Johnson Case, 99

Priscilla Mealy, 76

Angela C. Johnson, 53

Mary Frances Jermusyk, 91

Margaret M. Sullivan, 70

Public meetings

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

  • SWR Board of Education
    Tue, Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    SWR High School, 250B Route 25A, Shoreham NY 11786

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

  • Town Board work session
    Thu, Apr 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead

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

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

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

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

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

  • Town Board work session
    Thu, May 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Town Board work session
    Thu, May 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead

  • Zoning Board of Appeals
    Thu, May 10 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Town Board work session
    Thu, May 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead

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

  • SWR Board of Education
    Tue, May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    SWR High School, 250B Route 25A, Shoreham NY 11786

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

Seven candidates seek three seats on Riverhead Board of Education

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Seven candidates have filed petitions qualifying them for a spot on the ballot in the May 15 school board election.

Car wash, restaurant retail proposed for Route 58-Pulaski Street corner site

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Plans have been filed for a 7,110-square-foot commercial building with a car wash, restaurant and retail space on the southeast corner of Route 58 and Pulaski Street Extension.

Outgoing fire chief reflects on the ‘privilege’ of service in Riverhead

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Riverhead Fire Chief Kevin Brooks becomes an ex-chief Tuesday night, completing eight years of service in the chiefs' rotation in Riverhead Fire Department, which he's served as a volunteer firefighter for 21 years.

Suffolk County Police To Hold Vehicle Auction

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The Suffolk County Police Impound Section will hold an auction of vehicles on April 21 at the Suffolk County Police Department impound facility in Westhampton
Breaking News

Supervisor’s car stolen from her driveway, discovered abandoned after police chase

by | Apr 16, 11:29 am
Police are searching for a car thief who stole Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith's personal vehicle from her driveway early yesterday and led officers on a brief chase before abandoning the car in Laurel and escaping.

Local News

Assessor Mason Haas resigns from party committee, fueling rumors of a run for supervisor, which he denies

by | Apr 16, 7:38 am
Haas laughed off the idea he's running for supervisor. "I stepped down because of the EPCAL thing," he said in a phone interview.

Photos, video: Polar Plunge benefits New York’s Special Olympics athletes

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The water temperature in the Kahuna Bay Wave Pool at Splish Splash was flirting with 42 degrees yesterday morning, but the chilly water didn’t discourage a couple hundred determined folks from plunging in.

Calling all service couples planning to wed: Just five days left to enter contest to win a free ‘dream wedding’

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Peconic Landing's eighth annual Veterans Day Wedding Giveback contest is actively seeking engaged couples, one or both of whom are active members or veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, to apply to win a free wedding at Brecknock Hall.
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Riverhead police: West Virginia man at local motel had three loaded semi-automatic handguns, one of them stolen

by | Apr 15, 5:58 am
A West Virginia man was arrested on multiple weapons charges yesterday after Riverhead Town Police found him in possession of three semi-automatic handguns at the Greenview Inn motel on West Main Street.

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