Man struck, seriously injured by freight train in Riverhead Wednesday

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Police are seeking to identify the man hit by an eastbound freight train in Riverhead just before 1 a.m. on Wednesday.

State buys 38 acres in Manorville pine barrens, adding to Otis Pike Preserve

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The state has purchased a 38-acre parcel in the Central Pine Barrens core preservation area in Manorville for $945,000.
Riverhead, NY
Currently
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Rain in the morning and breezy overnight.
  • Humidity: 75%
  • Pressure: 29.85 in.
  • Dew Point: 65.96 °
  • Wind Speed: 15mph from E
  • Sunrise: 5:39 am
  • Sunset: 8:16 pm
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Heavy rain and breezy until afternoon.
  • Humidity: 82%
  • Pressure: 29.83 in.
  • Dew Point: 65.42 °
  • Wind Speed: 17mph from E
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Tuesday
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Rain in the morning.
  • Humidity: 77%
  • Pressure: 30.04 in.
  • Dew Point: 62.58 °
  • Wind Speed: 14mph from NE
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Partly cloudy in the morning.
  • Humidity: 68%
  • Pressure: 30.18 in.
  • Dew Point: 59.88 °
  • Wind Speed: 8mph from NE
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Light rain overnight.
  • Humidity: 71%
  • Pressure: 30.00 in.
  • Dew Point: 64.8 °
  • Wind Speed: 9mph from S
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Rain until evening.
  • Humidity: 80%
  • Pressure: 29.70 in.
  • Dew Point: 69.61 °
  • Wind Speed: 3mph from SW
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Breezy and mostly cloudy until evening.
  • Humidity: 74%
  • Pressure: 29.73 in.
  • Dew Point: 65.2 °
  • Wind Speed: 16mph from
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Drizzle starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
  • Humidity: 74%
  • Pressure: 29.90 in.
  • Dew Point: 65.42 °
  • Wind Speed: 1mph from NE
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Mostly Cloudy
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  • Humidity: 75%
  • Pressure: 29.85 in.
  • Dew Point: 65.96 °
  • Wind Speed: 15mph from E
Hourly
10pm
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Partly Cloudy
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  • Humidity: 76%
  • Pressure: 29.86 in.
  • Dew Point: 66.12 °
  • Wind Speed: 16mph from E
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11pm
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Partly Cloudy
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  • Humidity: 78%
  • Pressure: 29.87 in.
  • Dew Point: 66.35 °
  • Wind Speed: 16mph from E
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12am
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  • Humidity: 79%
  • Pressure: 29.86 in.
  • Dew Point: 66.36 °
  • Wind Speed: 16mph from E
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1am
72°
Mostly Cloudy
1% chance
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  • Humidity: 81%
  • Pressure: 29.85 in.
  • Dew Point: 66.41 °
  • Wind Speed: 17mph from E
Hourly
2am
71°
Breezy and Mostly Cloudy
11% chance
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  • Humidity: 83%
  • Pressure: 29.84 in.
  • Dew Point: 66.54 °
  • Wind Speed: 18mph from E
Hourly
3am
71°
Light Rain and Breezy
52% chance
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  • Humidity: 86%
  • Pressure: 29.83 in.
  • Dew Point: 66.8 °
  • Wind Speed: 19mph from E
Hourly
4am
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Rain and Breezy
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  • Humidity: 88%
  • Pressure: 29.81 in.
  • Dew Point: 67.15 °
  • Wind Speed: 20mph from E
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5am
71°
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  • Humidity: 88%
  • Pressure: 29.80 in.
  • Dew Point: 67.8 °
  • Wind Speed: 21mph from E
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6am
72°
Rain and Breezy
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  • Humidity: 87%
  • Pressure: 29.77 in.
  • Dew Point: 68.27 °
  • Wind Speed: 22mph from E
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7am
73°
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  • Humidity: 87%
  • Pressure: 29.76 in.
  • Dew Point: 69.02 °
  • Wind Speed: 21mph from E
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8am
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  • Humidity: 85%
  • Pressure: 29.74 in.
  • Dew Point: 69.34 °
  • Wind Speed: 22mph from E
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9am
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  • Humidity: 84%
  • Pressure: 29.75 in.
  • Dew Point: 68.98 °
  • Wind Speed: 22mph from E
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  • Humidity: 84%
  • Pressure: 29.76 in.
  • Dew Point: 68.36 °
  • Wind Speed: 22mph from E
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11am
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  • Humidity: 85%
  • Pressure: 29.77 in.
  • Dew Point: 67.87 °
  • Wind Speed: 22mph from NE
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12pm
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  • Humidity: 84%
  • Pressure: 29.78 in.
  • Dew Point: 66.76 °
  • Wind Speed: 21mph from NE
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1pm
71°
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  • Pressure: 29.78 in.
  • Dew Point: 65.44 °
  • Wind Speed: 21mph from NE
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2pm
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  • Pressure: 29.80 in.
  • Dew Point: 64.33 °
  • Wind Speed: 20mph from NE
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  • Pressure: 29.81 in.
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  • Pressure: 29.83 in.
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  • Pressure: 29.85 in.
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  • Wind Speed: 16mph from NE
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  • Pressure: 29.86 in.
  • Dew Point: 62.61 °
  • Wind Speed: 16mph from NE
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  • Pressure: 29.87 in.
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  • Wind Speed: 16mph from NE
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  • Pressure: 29.89 in.
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Local News

Riverhead Ciderhouse headed for new site plan hearing on patio, outdoor music

by | Jul 20, 8:30 pm
The Riverhead Ciderhouse added a 3,186-square-foot outdoor patio, adjacent masonry block wall, 56 parking spaces, landscaping changes and two wall-mounted speakers for outdoor music.

Ozone health advisory in effect for Long Island, NYC until 11 p.m. Thursday

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The Air Quality Index for ozone today is forecast to reach 130 on Long Island today.

Photos: Locals turn out for Jamesport Fire Department parade and carnival

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Fire departments from around the region, joined by EMS, elected officials and community organizations, paraded down Main Road in Jamesport last night. The carnival continues through Saturday.

Opinion and Blogs

Power outage in Riverhead leaves more than 2,000 customers without power for at least two hours Wednesday

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For at least two hours Wednesday, more than 2,000 customers were left without power in the western vicinity of Route 58.

School board vacancies will be filled by appointment, not special election

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The Riverhead Board of Education is asking district residents to submit letters of interest in being appointed to the two board seats for the upcoming school year.
2011_0615_farm_country_2Town Hall Notebook

Town Board wrap:
Farm Country Kitchen suit settled, support for turtle rescue in Jamesport, Rugged Maniac race gets green light

by | Jul 19, 8:35 am
Rundown of hearings and actions taken at the July 18, 2017 Riverhead Town Board meeting.

Community Announcements

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Ozone health advisory issued for Wednesday

by | Jul 18, 9:09 pm
Very young children, the elderly and people with existing lung conditions such as asthma should avoid outdoor activity tomorrow, the Suffolk health commissioner said.

Firefighters put out house fire in Jamesport; two vols sent to hospital

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Two firefighters were taken to the hospital after battling a fire on Kirby Lane in Jamesport last night.

Move to cancel letter of intent with Luminati loses third vote: After meeting, Dunleavy now advocates ‘another chance’

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Luminati CEO Daniel Preston held one-on-one meetings with three council members today. The meeting changed Councilman John Dunleavy's mind about canceling the town's letter of intent wth the Calverton aerospace startup.

Schools

School board vacancies will be filled by appointment, not special election

The Riverhead Board of Education is asking district residents to submit letters of interest in being appointed to the two board seats for the upcoming school year.

Riverhead school board sets special meeting to discuss filling vacancies

The special board meeting will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the Riverhead High School auditorium.

Hospital’s volunteer-based ‘art of healing’ program makes art and music part of patient care

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“Compassion and emotional support are our starting point in providing care for our patients,” PBMC president and CEO Andrew Mitchell said.

Drill teams test their skills at Riverhead’s 31st annual tournament

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The competition was fierce yesterday at the Riverhead Fire Department drill track where 15 fire departments competed in Riverhead's 31st annual motorized drill tournament.
Business News

Luminati has a new partner: billionaire businessman John Catsimatidis

by | Jul 14, 7:41 pm
The billionaire grocery store and petroleum company mogul says he has deep roots and interest in aviation, and is very excited by Luminati’s development plans at the Calverton Enterprise Park.

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.

Board of Education

Riverhead school board sets special meeting to discuss filling vacancies

by | Jul 14, 4:33 pm
The special board meeting will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the Riverhead High School auditorium.

Townscape’s Friday night concert series returns to Grangebel Park

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The Jim Lull Memorial Concert Series, sponsored by Riverhead Townscape, presents a free music concert every Friday night in Grangebel Park.

Soggy start to the season for Alive on 25: T-storm cancels event as it gets underway

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The next scheduled downtown street festival is slated for July 27. Tonight's event will likely be moved to the Aug. 31 rain date.

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Local residents charged after police investigation into drug and prostitution activity in Hampton Bays

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Eight people, including three local residents and a man wanted on a Riverhead Justice Court bench warrant, were arrested on prostitution and drug charges during a joint raid on a Hampton Bays home Tuesday night

Air quality alert for ground-level ozone in effect today for Long Island, NYC

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for Nassau and Suffolk counties today from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Police

Obituaries

Albert J. Beck, 77

Gloria Hallas-Bolling, 78

Vilma Herzog, 86

David Owen Edwards, 61

Public meetings

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • ZBA
    Thu, Aug 10 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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