Head-on crash closes Main Road in Aquebogue

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Main Road in Aquebogue is closed to traffic in both directions due to a head-on crash with injuries in front of Vineyard Caterers that occurred at about 11:30 this morning.

Friends of Riverhead man killed in Oct. 10 motorcycle crash start online fundraiser to cover funeral expenses

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An online fundraising campaign has been started to help the family of Riverhead resident David Jordan Sargent, 23, who was killed last Wednesday in a motorcycle accident on County Road 39 in Southampton.

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Local News

Riverhead Town strikes five-year deal with its rank-and-file police union

by | Oct 17, 10:01 am
Riverhead Town and the Riverhead Police union representing rank and file officers have reached a five-year labor deal retroactive to Jan. 1, 2016. The agreement for the first time requires police officers to contribute to the cost of their health insurance coverage.

Town needs dress code banning provocative clothing to prevent sexual harassment, resident says

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A Calverton man asked the Riverhead Town Board to amend its proposed sexual harassment policy to require women to dress modestly — scantily clad bodies can provoke sexual .

Calverton man charged in Sept. 29 shootings on Railroad Avenue

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Riverhead Town Police said an investigation led to the arrest today of Rayquan Lee, 18, of Calverton in connection with the Sept. 29 shooting of two people in a Railroad Avenue parking lot.

Opinion and Blogs

Driver in Manorville crash that killed Boy Scout indicted; blood alcohol content more than twice legal limit, DA says

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Thomas Murphy, 59, had an "extrapolated" blood alcohol content of .19 percent at the time of the crash, based on a chemical test of his blood drawn hours later pursuant to a court order.

Southampton Town will offer civilian police academy in 2019

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If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to work as a police officer, you have a chance to experience it yourself by signing up for the civilian police academy offered by the Southampton Town Police Department starting in January.
Community News

Get your coffins ready! Halloween Fest set for Oct. 26-28 in downtown Riverhead

by | Oct 15, 4:00 pm
Calling all ghosts and ghouls, zombies, witches and monsters: Halloween is near and it's time to get ready for downtown Riverhead's Halloween Festival, featuring coffin races, a big, after-dark parade and more.

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Local News

Riverhead moving forward with multimillion dollar capital improvement plan for water district

by and | Oct 15, 9:06 am
The plan, calling for additional estimated expenditures of more than $15 million over the next 10 years, is seen as a crucial commitment to retaining the Riverhead Water District as an independent public water supplier.

Cops: Calverton man, 21, had loaded handgun, drugs in vehicle

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A 21-year-old Calverton man was arrested on weapon and drug charges last night following a traffic stop on Kroemer Avenue in Riverhead, according to a Riverhead Town Police report.

Vail-Leavitt celebrates Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month

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The Vail-Leavitt Music Hall hosted its First Annual Hispanic/Latino Heritage Celebration Friday evening, with family fun, including music, dancing and ethnic foods, plus a screening of the movie, "The Book of Life.”

Schools

Riverhead High School ROTC cadets visit U.S. Coast Guard Station, Sept....

Riverhead High School NJROTC got to ride along on a U.S. Coast Guard cutter during a visit to the Shinnecock Station.

A ‘Rockin’ Run’ for downtown Riverhead elementary school kids

With music, laughter and a burst of multi-color madness at the end, Roanoke Avenue Elementary School held its first Roanoke Rockin’ Run last Saturday at the downtown elementary school.

Riverhead Blue Waves retire uniform number 22 in honor of Dashan Briggs

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The late Tech. Sgt. Dashan Briggs (RHS 2007) was honored in a pre-game ceremony Saturday where his uniform number 22 was retired in his memory.

Police: Cigarette thief nabbed running from gas station after break-in

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A Valhalla man threw a concrete block through a window of the Mobil station on East Main Street early Saturday morning to gain entry to the store, then removed 10 packs of cigarettes, only to be caught by police as he fled the scene on foot.
Local News

What does a low-carbon transportation future look like for Long Island?

by | Oct 13, 7:31 am
N.Y. State is seeking public input in its development of a low-carbon transportation policy at a public listening session Tuesday, Oct. 16 at East Wind in Wading River.

Sports

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.

For first time in 20 years, Riverhead girls cross country wins...

The Riverhead High School girls cross country team has won a league championship for the first time in 20 years.

Local News

LaValle asks state transportation officials to address safety issues on Route 25 in front of Riverhead Charter School

by | Oct 12, 5:54 pm
The State Department of Transportation will undertake a new study to look at ways to improve safety on Middle Country Road near the Riverhead Charter School, State Senator Ken LaValle said today.

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Police

Obituaries

Amelia S. Zippel, 89

Barbara Ann Dickerson, 80

Ruth A. Behr, 86

Georgine M. Zaneski, 67

Public meetings

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Oct 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Landmarks Commission
    Mon, Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Tue, Oct 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • SWR Board of Education
    Tue, Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    SWR High School, 250B Route 25A, Shoreham NY 11786

  • RCSD Board of Education
    Tue, Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • ARB Meeting
    Wed, Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Justice, 210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Oct 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Parking District Advisory Committee
    Thu, Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • ZBA
    Thu, Oct 25 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Nov 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

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

  • Town Board
    Wed, Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

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

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

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

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Nov 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Zoning Board of Appeals
    Thu, Nov 8 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Recreation Advisory Committee
    Mon, Nov 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Meeting: Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association
    Mon, Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Crohan Community Center, 655 Flanders Road (Rt.24), Flanders,

  • Riverhead Agricultural Advisory Committee
    Mon, Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • SWR Board of Education
    Tue, Nov 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    SWR High School, 250B Route 25A, Shoreham NY 11786

  • Library Trustees Meeting
    Tue, Nov 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Riverhead Free Library Long Island Room

  • Riverhead Open Space Committee
    Tue, Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • RCSD Board of Education
    Tue, Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Conservation Advisory Committee
    Wed, Nov 14 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Flanders Fire District meeting
    Wed, Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Flanders Fire House located at 19 Firehouse Lane, Flanders

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Nov 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Nov 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

Local News

Suffolk Police set Oct. 20 vehicle auction

by | Oct 12, 1:25 pm
More than 120 lots will be auctioned including cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, vans and motorcycles, police said in a press release. All vehicles are sold “as is” and all sales are final.

Police seek pair they say stole safe with cash and jewelry from Wading River home

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Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Riverhead Town Police released surveillance camera images of two men they say stole a safe containing cash and jewelry from a Wading River home on the afternoon of Aug. 11.

Hudson River Health van provides care in Riverhead and on North Fork

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A new health center on wheels will increase health care access for communities across Riverhead and the North Fork and provide primary and preventive care for those who need it most.

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