Future of Suffolk’s marine industry on agenda at upcoming county hearings

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The Suffolk Marine Industry Revitalization Advisory Council is seeking input from marine industry stakeholders such as marina owners and operators, commercial fishermen and baymen, recreational fishermen, and residents of areas in need of dredging.

Police charge man suspected in thefts from vehicles in Wading River this month

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Police said a man they arrested on a criminal trespass charge is the primary suspect in larcenies from vehicles in Wading River this month.

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Riverhead, NY
Currently
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Heavy rain until afternoon and windy starting in the afternoon.
  • Humidity: 97%
  • Pressure: 29.64 in.
  • Dew Point: 39.47 °
  • Wind Speed: 8mph from E
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  • Pressure: 30.31 in.
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  • Pressure: 29.97 in.
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Local News

Is ‘sick building syndrome’ what’s ailing the Kermit W. Graf building on Griffing Avenue?

by | Jan 18, 7:32 pm
The Riverhead building remains largely vacant, many months after Cornell Cooperative Extension employees working there began falling ill. The source of the problem remains a mystery, despite the county spending about $225,000 on investigation and remediation measures.

Police issue travel advisory, urging caution on snow-covered roads Friday morning

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Snow is expected to continue through about 8 a.m., with accumulations of less than an inch. Highway crews are out salting roadways, which are snow-covered. Forecasters, meanwhile, are keeping a close eye on a major winter storm expected to impact the region Saturday night into Sunday, with the potential for snow, sleet, freezing rain and ice on the East End.

Town board revisits the police and justice court space and safety issues

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It’s been five years since the town board last took up the issue of Riverhead’s inadequate justice court and police facilities. Since then, the situation at 210 Howell Avenue has only gotten worse, according to frustrated town justices, the police chief and staff who work there.

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Schools

Meet Dr. Stephen Hudson, new principal at Riverhead Middle School

The new principal, who started his career in Riverhead at the middle school 14 years ago, says he's happy to be home.

In split vote, Riverhead board of education extends superintendent’s contract

Riverhead Schools Superintendent Dr. Aurelia Henriquez had her employment contract extended by the board of education Tuesday night over the objection of the board president and vice president.

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Public meetings

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

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

  • ARB Meeting
    Wed, Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Justice, 210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Jan 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Parking District Advisory Committee
    Thu, Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • ZBA
    Thu, Jan 24 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

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

  • Wading River Fire District Commissioners
    Mon, Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    WRFD Headquarters, 1503 North Country Road, Wading River, New York 11792.

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Jan 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

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

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

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

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

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

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Feb 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Marine Industry Revitalization Advisory Council
    Thu, Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Evans K. Griffing County Center, 300 Center Drive in Riverhead.

  • Marine Industry Revitalization Advisory Council public hearing
    Thu, Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Evans K. Griffing County Center, 300 Center Drive, Riverhead NY 11901

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

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

  • Wading River Fire District Commissioners
    Mon, Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    WRFD Headquarters, 1503 North Country Road, Wading River, New York 11792.

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

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

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

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

  • RCSD Board of Education
    Tue, Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead NY 11901

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

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

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Feb 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

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

  • Town Board
    Tue, Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

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

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

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