School officials urge whole-child approach to achieve student success

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The Riverhead student population is economically disadvantaged and academically underperforming. “Our students are more than test scores... we are looking at the whole child, their social-emotional, academic and behavioral needs and creating a multi-tiered system of support,” director of pupil personnel Eileen Manitta said.

State appellate court halts Suffolk County Sheriff’s ICE detainer policy

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A state appellate court has ruled the Suffolk County Sheriff’s practice of detaining people on ICE administrative warrants unlawful under New York State law.

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Local News

Suffolk IDA postpones decision on culinary arts application

by | Nov 15, 7:27 pm
The Suffolk Industrial Development Agency today postponed until Dec. 14 a decision on the application of Culinary Arts Riverhead LLC for a new 10-year tax abatement.

A mid-November wintry mess makes trouble for evening commute

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Vehicles became stranded this evening at the bottom of Baiting Hollow Hill on Sound Avenue, said Riverhead Highway Superintendent George Woodson, who urged motorists to slow down and use extra caution on local roads tonight. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning tonight and a coastal flood advisory.

Residents, officials frustrated by FAA helicopter forum, demand public hearing

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It was hard to find a local resident or official at the event last night who wasn’t angry about not just helicopter noise but the format of the event itself.

Opinion and Blogs

Fifteen people charged with trafficking crack cocaine on the East End

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The enforcement action was a coordinated federal and state takedown of several large-scale crack cocaine distribution operations in various areas of the East End of Long Island, prosecutors said.

Local officials to Suffolk IDA: Say ‘no’ to new culinary school tax abatement

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Riverhead Town and school district officials implored the Suffolk IDA to reject an application for a 10-year, 100-percent property tax abatement for the owner...
Breaking News

Fifteen arrested in massive law enforcement action in Riverhead early Wednesday morning

by | Nov 14, 1:29 pm
FBI, State Police, Suffolk Police and Riverhead Police were all involved in the early morning action, which resulted in at least 14 arrests, most on federal charges.

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Breaking News

Suffolk Police charge Riverhead teen in Nov. 4 shooting in Calverton

by | Nov 13, 4:51 pm
Matthew Pittman, 17, was charged with first-degree robbery and assault with a weapon in the Nov. 4 shooting that injured a 23-year-old Mattituck man.

Riverhead sets hunter lottery for January shotgun season

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The special shotgun season runs from Jan. 7 through 31, weekdays only — excluding Wednesdays — from sunrise to sunset.

Police offer cash reward for information leading to arrest of person who damaged firefighter’s truck outside headquarters

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Police are still looking for the person who damaged a firefighter's personal truck outside Riverhead Fire Department headquarters on Sept. 29. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest.

Schools

Roanoke students get a real life Veteran’s Day lesson

Local veterans visited third-grade students at Roanoke Avenue School to give them some firsthand lessons about being in the military.

School officials urge whole-child approach to achieve student success

The Riverhead student population is economically disadvantaged and academically underperforming. “Our students are more than test scores... we are looking at the whole child, their social-emotional, academic and behavioral needs and creating a multi-tiered system of support,” director of pupil personnel Eileen Manitta said.

Veterans Day: What’s open, what’s closed

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Since Veterans Day fell on a Sunday this year, the federal and N.Y. state holiday is observed on Monday, Nov. 12. Schools, courts, banks and government offices are closed.

Remembering the armistice and honoring veterans: Ceremonies held in Riverhead and at Calverton National Cemetery

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“If you love freedom and liberty, thank one of our 21 million American men and women who swore with their lives to protect it. Veterans day is our time to salute them all.”
Local News

With 300 native sons fighting in Europe, Riverhead celebrated the armistice with parades, parties and prayers

by | Nov 10, 7:04 pm
When word came on Nov. 11, 1918 that a truce was signed ending of "the war to end all wars," great jubilation erupted in Riverhead, where residents, in less than a week, organized a huge celebration — including two parades and a rally.

Sports

Blue Waves advance in field hockey playoffs with shut-out win over...

The Blue Waves advanced in the field hockey playoffs today with a 3-0 win over West Islip on Riverhead’s home field.

Centereach blows past Riverhead, 41-0

It was a rough day on the gridiron for the Riverhead Blue Waves, who were shut down by the Centereach Cougars.

Community News

Local businessman organizes second annual Thanksgiving basket giveaway

by | Nov 10, 7:23 am
Families in need of a turkey and Thanksgiving treats are welcome to pick up a basket at Tyre Lodge on Nov. 17

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Police

Obituaries

Suzanne Pitman, 99

Sally Scotto, 95

Florence E. Drexel, 85

Rodney W. Miles, 38

Dominick Saccente, 82

Public meetings

  • Town Board
    Tue, Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Jamesport Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jamesport Fire House, 25 Manor Lane, Jamesport NY 11947

  • Riverhead Handicapped Advisory Committee
    Wed, Nov 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Small Business Advisory Committee
    Wed, Nov 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Ethics Committee
    Wed, Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • BID Management Association Meeting
    Wed, Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Nov 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Parking District Advisory Committee
    Thu, Nov 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • ZBA
    Thu, Nov 22 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Landmarks Commission
    Mon, Nov 26 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • SWR Board of Education
    Tue, Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    SWR High School, 250B Route 25A, Shoreham NY 11786

  • RCSD Board of Education
    Tue, Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • ARB Meeting
    Wed, Nov 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Justice, 210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Nov 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead IDA meeting
    Mon, Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Town Board
    Tue, Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Wed, Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Farmland Preservation Committee
    Wed, Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Town Hall

  • Special Ed PTA meeting
    Wed, Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riley Avenue Elementary School, Calverton NY 11933

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Dec 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Recreation Advisory Committee
    Mon, Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Meeting: Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association
    Mon, Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Crohan Community Center, 655 Flanders Road (Rt.24), Flanders,

  • Riverhead Agricultural Advisory Committee
    Mon, Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • SWR Board of Education
    Tue, Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    SWR High School, 250B Route 25A, Shoreham NY 11786

  • Library Trustees Meeting
    Tue, Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Riverhead Free Library Long Island Room

  • Riverhead Open Space Committee
    Tue, Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • RCSD Board of Education
    Tue, Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Conservation Advisory Committee
    Wed, Dec 12 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Flanders Fire District meeting
    Wed, Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Flanders Fire House located at 19 Firehouse Lane, Flanders

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Dec 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Zoning Board of Appeals
    Thu, Dec 13 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

Community News

Riverhead auto dealership raises $8,500 for North Fork Breast Health Coalition

by | Nov 10, 6:35 am
Apple Honda’s breast cancer awareness month fundraising campaign raised $8,500 for the North Fork Breast Health Coalition, bringing its total fundraising for the local breast cancer group to more than $42,000.

Riverhead Police seek information on missing teens

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Erika Swanson, 16, left and Desiray Meislohn, 14, have been missing since they left Timothy Hill Children's Ranch Oct. 27, police said.

Harlem Wizards come to Riverhead for a slam-dunk good time on the court

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The Wizards are known for razzle-dazzle, hoops hijinks and comedy on the court  — and last night, they did not disappoint. 

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