Remembering — and learning from — a hometown hero, PFC Garfield Langhorn

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“Let us all find the courage to right a wrong, to speak for the voiceless, to protect the defenseless. Let us each remember to honor our personal responsibilities and commitments and to offer service to our country, our communities and our families.” Riverhead Medal of Honor recipient PFC Garfield M. Langhorn was remembered at Pulaski Street School yesterday with the 14th annual Garfield Langhorn memorial essay contest.

Riverhead Catholics to celebrate first Salvadoran saint with procession and Mass Sunday at St. John the Evangelist

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The Salvadoran-American community is celebrating the canonization of St. Oscar Anulfo Romero, an archbishop martyred in 1980. Romero was saying Mass a cancer hospital when he was shot and killed. He had been a spiritual leader who worked for social justice and peace in the war-torn country.

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Local News

Riverhead Animal Shelter — finally — has a new home: former Scoshire Kennels site in Aquebogue

by | Oct 19, 6:21 pm
The North Fork Animal Welfare League has purchased the Scoshire Kennels site on Church Lane in Aquebogue. Anxious to get out of the inadequate Youngs Avenue facility, the organization began moving into its new digs as soon as the deal closed.

New 7-Eleven proposed for West Main Street site; officials push back on design

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The site of a vacant former auto repair shop and used car dealer on West Main Street is proposed for a new 7-Eleven store. The existing building would be razed and a new 3,060-square-foot retail store would be built there.

Plan for Riverside’s Maritime Trail Park gets first look at FRNCA meeting

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The new Maritime Trail Park in Riverside would feature two trails that bisect the park, a floating kayak launch, a fishing platform, a river overlook, a comfort station, multigenerational spaces and other features.

Opinion and Blogs

Cops: Woman robbed on East Main Street

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A woman reported being robbed near the intersection of East Main Street and Riverside Drive shortly before 5:30 this evening, Riverhead Police said in a press release.

ShopRite welcomes early-bird shoppers after ‘soft opening’

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The new supermarket on Route 58 opened its doors yesterday in advance of its grand opening and ribbon cutting on Sunday.
Breaking News

Head-on crash on Main Road Thursday seriously injures Aquebogue man, 53

by | Oct 18, 11:58 am
Main Road in Aquebogue is closed to traffic in both directions due to a head-on crash with injuries in front of Vineyard Caterers that occurred at about 11:30 this morning.

Community Announcements

Community News

Friends of Riverhead man killed in Oct. 10 motorcycle crash start online fundraiser to cover funeral expenses

by | Oct 17, 6:17 pm
An online fundraising campaign has been started to help the family of Riverhead resident David Jordan Sargent, 23, who was killed last Wednesday in a motorcycle accident on County Road 39 in Southampton.

Riverhead Town strikes five-year deal with its rank-and-file police union

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Riverhead Town and the Riverhead Police union representing rank and file officers have reached a five-year labor deal retroactive to Jan. 1, 2016. The agreement for the first time requires police officers to contribute to the cost of their health insurance coverage.

Town needs dress code banning provocative clothing to prevent sexual harassment, resident says

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A Calverton man asked the Riverhead Town Board to amend its proposed sexual harassment policy to require women to dress modestly — scantily clad bodies can provoke sexual .

Schools

Riverhead High School ROTC cadets visit U.S. Coast Guard Station, Sept....

Riverhead High School NJROTC got to ride along on a U.S. Coast Guard cutter during a visit to the Shinnecock Station.

A ‘Rockin’ Run’ for downtown Riverhead elementary school kids

With music, laughter and a burst of multi-color madness at the end, Roanoke Avenue Elementary School held its first Roanoke Rockin’ Run last Saturday at the downtown elementary school.

Calverton man charged in Sept. 29 shootings on Railroad Avenue

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Riverhead Town Police said an investigation led to the arrest today of Rayquan Lee, 18, of Calverton in connection with the Sept. 29 shooting of two people in a Railroad Avenue parking lot.

Driver in Manorville crash that killed Boy Scout indicted; blood alcohol content more than twice legal limit, DA says

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Thomas Murphy, 59, had an "extrapolated" blood alcohol content of .19 percent at the time of the crash, based on a chemical test of his blood drawn hours later pursuant to a court order.
Community News

Southampton Town will offer civilian police academy in 2019

by | Oct 16, 8:15 am
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to work as a police officer, you have a chance to experience it yourself by signing up for the civilian police academy offered by the Southampton Town Police Department starting in January.

Sports

Blue Waves advance in field hockey playoffs with shut-out win over...

The Blue Waves advanced in the field hockey playoffs today with a 3-0 win over West Islip on Riverhead’s home field.

Centereach blows past Riverhead, 41-0

It was a rough day on the gridiron for the Riverhead Blue Waves, who were shut down by the Centereach Cougars.

Community News

Get your coffins ready! Halloween Fest set for Oct. 26-28 in downtown Riverhead

by | Oct 15, 4:00 pm
Calling all ghosts and ghouls, zombies, witches and monsters: Halloween is near and it's time to get ready for downtown Riverhead's Halloween Festival, featuring coffin races, a big, after-dark parade and more.

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Police

Obituaries

John Michael Rooney, 69

Amelia S. Zippel, 89

Barbara Ann Dickerson, 80

Ruth A. Behr, 86

Public meetings

  • Riverhead Landmarks Commission
    Mon, Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

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

  • SWR Board of Education
    Tue, Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    SWR High School, 250B Route 25A, Shoreham NY 11786

  • RCSD Board of Education
    Tue, Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • ARB Meeting
    Wed, Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Justice, 210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Oct 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Parking District Advisory Committee
    Thu, Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • ZBA
    Thu, Oct 25 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Nov 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

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

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

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

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

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

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Nov 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Zoning Board of Appeals
    Thu, Nov 8 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Recreation Advisory Committee
    Mon, Nov 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Meeting: Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association
    Mon, Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Crohan Community Center, 655 Flanders Road (Rt.24), Flanders,

  • Riverhead Agricultural Advisory Committee
    Mon, Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • SWR Board of Education
    Tue, Nov 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    SWR High School, 250B Route 25A, Shoreham NY 11786

  • Library Trustees Meeting
    Tue, Nov 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Riverhead Free Library Long Island Room

  • Riverhead Open Space Committee
    Tue, Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • RCSD Board of Education
    Tue, Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Conservation Advisory Committee
    Wed, Nov 14 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Flanders Fire District meeting
    Wed, Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Flanders Fire House located at 19 Firehouse Lane, Flanders

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Nov 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Nov 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Town Board
    Tue, Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Jamesport Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jamesport Fire House, 25 Manor Lane, Jamesport NY 11947

Local News

Riverhead moving forward with multimillion dollar capital improvement plan for water district

by and | Oct 15, 9:06 am
The plan, calling for additional estimated expenditures of more than $15 million over the next 10 years, is seen as a crucial commitment to retaining the Riverhead Water District as an independent public water supplier.

Cops: Calverton man, 21, had loaded handgun, drugs in vehicle

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A 21-year-old Calverton man was arrested on weapon and drug charges last night following a traffic stop on Kroemer Avenue in Riverhead, according to a Riverhead Town Police report.

Vail-Leavitt celebrates Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month

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The Vail-Leavitt Music Hall hosted its First Annual Hispanic/Latino Heritage Celebration Friday evening, with family fun, including music, dancing and ethnic foods, plus a screening of the movie, "The Book of Life.”

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