Street painting festival postponed to Monday due to rainy forecast Sunday

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With rain in the forecast tomorrow, the street painting festival will take place on Monday, May 29 from 2 to 5 p.m.

East Marion’s Lavender By the Bay is expanding west, planting a second lavender farm in Calverton

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A hugely popular lavender farm in East Marion that draws thousands of visitors when the plants are in bloom each summer, is expanding west with a new farm in Calverton. RiverheadLOCAL photo: Barbaraellen Koch

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Community News

Photos: Scouts decorate graves at Calverton National Cemetery in annual Memorial Day tradition

by | May 26, 4:00 pm
Suffolk County Scout troops and their family members began placing the flags at 9:30 this morning, working together to quickly adorn each of the more than 230,000 graves in the 1000-acre cemetery with a small American Flag.

Riverhead native son remembered in ceremony dedicating street where he grew up as ‘Tech. Sgt. Dashan J. Briggs Way’

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Family, friends, neighbors, dignitaries and members of the Riverhead community gathered this morning on Lewis Street, steps away from the home where Tech. Sgt. Dashan Briggs was raised, to honor his memory in ceremonies dedicating the street in his name.

Zeldin leads House charge for appointment of second special counsel

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NY-1 Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) sponsored a "sense of Congress" resolution this week demanding the attorney general appoint a second special counsel to investigate allegations of misconduct by former secretary of state Hilary Clinton, and FBI and Department of Justice officials.

Opinion and Blogs

Riverhead firefighters stop blaze at soundfront condo complex overnight

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Riverhead firefighters made a quick stop of a fire that broke out at a soundfront condominium complex in Baiting Hollow overnight.

Suffolk DA, police agencies announce holiday weekend DWI crackdown

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Don't drink and drive this holiday weekend. That's the message delivered today by Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini and police agencies.
2012 0717 hazy beach sceneLocal News

Air quality health advisory in effect

by | May 25, 5:12 pm
The N.Y. State Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Health have issued an air quality health advisory for ground-level ozone today. The advisory remains in effect until 11 p.m. tonight.

Community Announcements

Event Photos

Northwell Health’s East End Walk raises more than $114,000 for PBMC

by | May 25, 9:14 am
Photos from the Northwell Health East End Walk to raise money for cardiac care and women's health services at Peconic Bay Medical Center.

Tempers flare on town board over Triple Five’s financial disclosure in EPCAL deal

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Discussion grew heated as board members debated whether Triple Five's financial disclosures in the Q&E hearing are sufficient. "It seems like we're dealing with a very political battle," Triple Five representative Stuart Bienenstock observed after the meeting.

T-bone crash at Rt. 58 and Kroemer Avenue sends woman to hospital

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A Dodge SUV northbound on Kroemer Avenue attempting to cross Route 58 T-boned a westbound Mazda sedan. The crash occurred at about 7 p.m.

Schools

School pursues intergenerational learning

The Peconic Community School connects students with senior citizens to help build bridges between the age groups as the youngsters and the seniors enjoy time with each other.

Riverhead High School athletes sign college commitments

Nine Riverhead High School seniors signed college athletic commitments yesterday during a ceremony at Riverhead High School.

One injured in single-car overturn crash on Ostrander Avenue

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The driver of a Toyota sedan was injured when she hit a parked Jeep on Ostrander Avenue this morning, overturning her vehicle.

Culinary school owner owes town and school district more than $320,000 in outstanding ‘PILOT’ payments

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An administrative mixup has shorted Riverhead Town and the Riverhead Central School District hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Community News

A conversation with Blue Duck Bakery’s Nancy Kouris: entrepreneur, wife, mother, personal trainer — and Woman of the Year

by | May 23, 8:01 pm
The East End Women's Network 2018 Woman of the Year Nancy Kouris, who owns and operates Blue Duck Bakery Cafe with her husband of 41 years, talks about life as a small business owner.

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

Annual ‘Say No to Drugs’ march set for June 1 in downtown Riverhead

by | May 23, 6:32 am
Hundreds of Riverhead students will march against drugs on Friday, June 1 in the 33rd annual “Say No to Drugs" march organized by the Riverhead Community Awareness Program.

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Police

Obituaries

Brendan J. Corbley, 32

Barbara A. Peterson, 73

Frances Zelinski, 95

Anne C. Leikert, 73

Marilyn Mica, 70

Public meetings

  • Riverhead Landmarks Commission
    Mon, May 28 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Town Board work session
    Thu, May 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead

  • Riverhead IDA meeting
    Mon, Jun 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Town Board
    Tue, Jun 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

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

  • Special Ed PTA meeting
    Wed, Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riley Avenue Elementary School, Calverton NY 11933

  • Farmland Preservation Committee
    Wed, Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Town Hall

  • Town Board work session
    Thu, Jun 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead

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

  • Riverhead Recreation Advisory Committee
    Mon, Jun 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Meeting: Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association
    Mon, Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Crohan Community Center, 655 Flanders Road (Rt.24), Flanders,

  • Riverhead Agricultural Advisory Committee
    Mon, Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Library Trustees Meeting
    Tue, Jun 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Riverhead Free Library Long Island Room

  • SWR Board of Education
    Tue, Jun 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    SWR High School, 250B Route 25A, Shoreham NY 11786

  • Riverhead Open Space Committee
    Tue, Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Conservation Advisory Committee
    Wed, Jun 13 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Flanders Fire District meeting
    Wed, Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Flanders Fire House located at 19 Firehouse Lane, Flanders

  • Calverton Civic Association Meeting
    Wed, Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riley Avenue School, 374 Riley Ave, Calverton, NY, United States

  • Town Board work session
    Thu, Jun 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead

  • Zoning Board of Appeals
    Thu, Jun 14 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Board of Education
    Tue, Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead NY 11901

  • Town Board
    Tue, Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Jamesport Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jamesport Fire House, 25 Manor Lane, Jamesport NY 11947

  • Riverhead Handicapped Advisory Committee
    Wed, Jun 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Small Business Advisory Committee
    Wed, Jun 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Ethics Committee
    Wed, Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • BID Management Association Meeting
    Wed, Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Town Board work session
    Thu, Jun 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Jun 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Landmarks Commission
    Mon, Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • SWR Board of Education
    Tue, Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    SWR High School, 250B Route 25A, Shoreham NY 11786

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