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Air quality ‘unhealthy’ prompting warnings and cancellation of outdoor activities

Smoke from the Canadian wildfires is spreading over the region, causing air quality to deteriorate to unhealthy levels. The governor urges New Yorkers to stay indoors if possible.

Suffolk D.A. Tierney: Jury finds Riverhead man guilty on felony drug charges

Joseph Douglas, 42, who was arrested in an early-morning raid on his Riverhead apartment Dec. 5, 2021 was convicted yesterday on two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a B felony.


Community News

‘Pride and Prom’ will look at challenges of navigating major life events for LGBTQ community

by | Jun 7, 7:20 am
“Pride and Prom” will be an open conversation about the challenges for the LGBTQ community maneuvering prom and other major life events. Inspired by the musical-comedy “The Prom,”staged this year by Riverhead Blue Masques, tonight’s program will feature musical numbers from the show.

Air quality health advisory in effect again today due to fine particulates from Canadian wildfires

An air quality health advisory is in effect all day again today for fine particulates resulting from the wildfires in eastern Canada.

Cops: Homeless man, 20, charged with murder in stabbing death of another man near Riverside traffic circle Tuesday afternoon

A 20-year-old man was arrested on a second-degree murder charge in connection with the stabbing death of another man in Riverside yesterday afternoon.

Business advisory committee pitches revisions to Riverhead’s marijuana code

The town’s Business Advisory Committee said the zoning is too prohibitive for prospective recreational cannabis business owners and could violate the state’s Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act. 

Haze, smoke from Quebec wildfires expected today, prompting air quality health advisory for fine particulate matter

An air quality health advisory for fine particulates is in effect all day today throughout most of New York State, including Long Island, due to smoke from the wildfires currently raging in the province on Quebec in eastern Canada.

Federal court green-lights adding Nader Ghermezian as defendant in civil racketeering lawsuit over counterfeit hand sanitizer

Triple Five Chairman Nader Ghermezian and other family members — including a nephew listed as a principal in Calverton Aviation & Technology — will be added as defendants in a civil racketeering lawsuit pending in the Southern District of New York, under a court order signed last week.

Suffolk Police to hold vehicle auction Saturday

The Suffolk County Police Department Impound Section will auction off 120 vehicles Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at the impound yard in Westhampton.

Bomb threat closes Route 58 shopping center

Police have blocked all entrances to Riverhead Centre on Route 58 following a bomb threat this morning. Buildings inside the sprawling shopping center have been evacuated and the Suffolk County Police Department bomb squad has been notified.

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

Travis Gittens, 18, left the Timothy Hill Children's Ranch on Saturday, June 3 without permission. Anyone with information as to his whereabouts is asked to call Riverhead Police at 631-727-4500 All calls will be kept confidential, police said.

PBMC unveils ambitious $92 million plan for expansion of emergency department and Center for Women and Infants

Peconic Bay Medical Center unveiled plans yesterday for the next phase of an expansion it says will lay the foundation for bringing advanced specialized care to the region.

Real estate transfers: June 2, 2023

Transfers of real estate in the Town of Riverhead and selected hamlets in the Town of Southampton reported for RiverheadLOCAL by Suffolk Vision title service on June 2, 2023.

Opinion | Editorial

‘Come here legally, like our ancestors did!’ How politics and misinformation converge to create a manufactured crisis

by | Jun 4, 4:03 pm
Washington's brand of poison politics has found a home at Riverhead Town Hall, heralding in a new era of ugly divisiveness that should not exist in town government.

Nurse and guard who saved choking student honored, top students celebrated:...

Nurse Judy Marcus-Shivers and security guard Sarah Atkins were honored by the Board of Education Tuesday for saving the life of a young child choking on food at Riley Avenue Elementary School May 9.

Riverhead students help with Habitat for Humanity home in Riverside

Students in Riverhead High School’s Interact Club helped today in the construction of a home in Riverside with Habitat for Humanity.

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