Riverhead native, Judge Thomas Stark, honored by Suffolk County courts

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The life of Riverhead native son, World War II veteran and noted jurist Thomas Stark was celebrated yesterday in a ceremony at the State Supreme Court, where family, friends and colleagues gathered for an unveiling of his official portrait.

Riverhead students give the gift of music to kids across the world

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What began as a simple idea to keep kids entertained during the last few weeks of school has turned into a one-of-a-kind program that has Riverhead students helping kids across the world in an unexpected way: by giving them the gift of music.

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Breaking News

Police search for teen missing from Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch

by | Jun 22, 8:36 pm
Police said Luis Garcia left Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch without permission on June 16 and is possibly in the Huntington area.

Local residents join protest against family separations outside Zeldin’s office

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Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) affirmed support of the administration's zero-tolerance policy and detaining families together, holding children longer than the current 20-day limit under a federal court order. Zeldin said he would support legislation to allow for longer detention of children with their families.

Supervisor: Riverhead railroad station in line for another makeover by MTA

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The MTA has committed to cleaning up the appearance of the Riverhead railroad station and will again actively seek a tenant for the long-closed ticket office. The town is seeking volunteers for a clean-up and planting day at the station and has again asked Suffolk County to relocate the bus stop away from the building.

Opinion and Blogs

So close and yet so far: Movie theater plan at former Walmart site on the skids

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The owner of the property was not able to negotiate a deal with Regal Cinemas, according to an attorney for the owner.

Residents voice opposition to biofuel plan by United Riverhead Terminal

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The operator of the oil storage and distribution facility in Northville seeks permission to build six biofuel storage tanks with a collective capacity of 108,000 gallons, for blending with heating oil and diesel fuel.
Local News

Workers moved out of county building on Griffing Avenue over air quality concerns

by | Jun 20, 12:27 pm
The county office building on Griffing Avenue has been largely vacated due to recurring complaints by workers over the past year of headaches, dizziness and nausea.

Community Announcements

Local News

Town pulls the plug on riverfront trash corral approved in 2012

by | Jun 20, 8:37 am
The Riverhead Town Board last night voted to rescind a 2012 agreement that allowed a handful of downtown businesses to place trash containers in a town-owned parking lot on the Peconic Riverfront. The businesses have 15 days to have the containers removed.

Pine Barrens, politics and the plan that launched a thousand schemes

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As Riverhead moved ahead with developing a master plan for the redevelopment of the Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant, the debate about protecting the L.I. Central Pine Barrens boiled over

‘You gotta have art’: Hopes for downtown revitalization still pinned on the arts

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Riverhead has looked to the arts as an impetus for downtown revitalization off and on since the 1990s. Will the arts be the spark-plug that jump-starts revitalization this time around?

Schools

Photos: Riverhead High School 2018 commencement exercises

Riverhead High School’s commencement exercise for the first crop of graduates born in the 21st century took place this morning in the high school gymnasium. An overflow crowd packed the auditorium to capacity to watch the event remotely.

‘A promise of our future and a reminder of our past:’...

Pulaski Street Elementary School's fifth grade class celebrated Flag Day today with the Daughters of the American Revolution, who came to teach them about the history of the American flag and the importance of respecting it.

A ‘very vague’ social media threat last night prompts heightened security at Riverhead schools today

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Riverhead Central School District has heightened security measures in place today following a threat posted on a social media website last night, though the threat has been deemed 'non-credible' by police.

L.I. Science Center, with new sponsorship from BNB Bank, will return to downtown Riverhead this summer

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The L.I. Science Center, which moved to Rocky Point after selling its West Main Street building to developer Conifer Realty in 2016, will return to downtown Riverhead this summer, thanks to an arrangement with BNB Bank.
Local News

Air quality health advisory in effect Monday

by | Jun 18, 6:21 am
Ground-level ozone will make outdoor air today unhealthy for sensitive groups, including young children, the elderly and people with lung disease, such as asthma, according to state health officials.

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.

Breaking News

Update: Missing Riverhead man located unharmed

by | Jun 16, 5:47 pm
Police said Harold Nelson, 69, of Riverhead, was last seen Thursday at the Veterans Administration offices in Northport. He failed to return home that night and has not been heard from since.

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Police

Obituaries

Louis P. Scotto, 94

John Lesica, 84

Kathleen A. Miller, 79

Dorothy Doyle, 85

Marjorie E. Lamb, 77

Public meetings

  • 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

  • ARB Meeting
    Wed, Jun 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Justice, 210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

  • Town Board work session
    Thu, Jun 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead

  • ZBA
    Thu, Jun 28 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead IDA meeting
    Mon, Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

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

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Wed, Jul 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Special Ed PTA meeting
    Wed, Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riley Avenue Elementary School, Calverton NY 11933

  • Farmland Preservation Committee
    Wed, Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Town Hall

  • Town Board work session
    Thu, Jul 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Recreation Advisory Committee
    Mon, Jul 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

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

  • Riverhead Agricultural Advisory Committee
    Mon, Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Library Trustees Meeting
    Tue, Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Riverhead Free Library Long Island Room

  • SWR Board of Education
    Tue, Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    SWR High School, 250B Route 25A, Shoreham NY 11786

  • Riverhead Open Space Committee
    Tue, Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • RCSD Board of Education
    Tue, Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Conservation Advisory Committee
    Wed, Jul 11 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Flanders Fire District meeting
    Wed, Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Flanders Fire House located at 19 Firehouse Lane, Flanders

  • Calverton Civic Association Meeting
    Wed, Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riley Avenue School, 374 Riley Ave, Calverton, NY, United States

  • Town Board work session
    Thu, Jul 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead

  • Zoning Board of Appeals
    Thu, Jul 12 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Town Board
    Tue, Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Jamesport Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Jul 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jamesport Fire House, 25 Manor Lane, Jamesport NY 11947

  • Riverhead Handicapped Advisory Committee
    Wed, Jul 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Small Business Advisory Committee
    Wed, Jul 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Ethics Committee
    Wed, Jul 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • BID Management Association Meeting
    Wed, Jul 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Town Board work session
    Thu, Jul 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Jul 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

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