Riverhead police: Man sought in knife assault Wednesday night

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Police are searching for a man who assaulted a Hispanic male with a knife last night in an area behind a West Main Street business.

As Riverhead reels from racist rant, longtime racial divides are brought into harsh spotlight

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Many black Riverhead residents emphasized that race problems in the community run far deeper than a single Facebook rant – and that the town could be doing more to make things better.
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Local News

Diocese of Rockville Centre introduces compensation program for victims of clergy sex abuse

by | Oct 18, 4:32 pm
The Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program provides survivors a way to move forward with claims and receive financial compensation.

Developer seeks to demolish historic downtown home ‘in grave disrepair,’ replace with parking lot

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The developer of the Preston House and the L.I. Aquarium wants to buy and demolish an designated landmark on East Main Street for parking purposes and has appealed the Riverhead Landmarks Preservation Commission’s denial of its demolition application.

Firefighters battle overnight blaze at Riverhead trucking company

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The J&H Transfer Inc. facility on Route 58, built in the late 1940s, suffered heavy damage.

Opinion and Blogs

CROP walk raises funds to fight hunger

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This year more than 20 people walked a four-mile hike around downtown Riverhead Sunday, joining more than 100,000 people worldwide to raise funds to combat hunger.

Moustache Brewing Co. is quadrupling size of its brewery, adding new tasting room

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Owners Lauri and Matt Spitz announced on Facebook Live last night that they are quadrupling the size of their facilities on Hallett Avenue and adding a new tasting room.
Community News

Praying for salvation in Riverhead: Downtown church leads annual prayer march on Main Street Sunday

by | Oct 17, 8:19 am
A large, spirited crowd marched up Main Street Sunday morning to proclaim “Riverhead for Christ” with music, prayers and preaching.

Community Announcements

Local News

Racist Facebook rant by Riverhead town attorney’s wife sparks outrage

by | Oct 16, 11:23 am
A racist rant on Facebook by the wife of a Riverhead public official last night sparked outrage on social media and has members of the town’s anti-bias task force calling for his resignation.

Cyclist hit by car on Edwards Avenue

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A cyclist was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital after being hit by a car on Edwards Avenue Sunday afternoon as he was attempting to turn left onto River Road.

East End Mobile Theatre presents Shakespeare’s classic story of pure Machiavellian evil: Richard III

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East End Mobile Theatre's production of Richard III opens in Greenport Oct. 26, with two performances at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church before moving to Poquatuck Hall in Orient and closing out its run at the Jamesport Meeting House Nov. 2-4.

Schools

Waves advance in post-season play with shutout win over West Islip,...

Riverhead shutout West Islip 3-0 at the Pulaski turf field.

Riverhead High School artists to be showcased at ‘Art Barre’ event

Four Riverhead High School artists will have their work exhibited at Peconic Ballet Theatre. will show their works at the Peconic Ballet Art Foundation's Art Barre event on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Man beaten in attempted robbery in downtown Riverhead

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A man was beaten by three teens in an attempted robbery on East Second Street late last night, according to Riverhead Town Police. Police said...

Who has the best class float? S-O-P-H-S

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Riverhead's homecoming parade was a washout, canceled by this morning's rain, but the game went on —  the Blue Waves picked up a much-needed win — and so did the float competition.
Breaking News

Main Road crash injures five

by | Oct 14, 4:08 pm
The crash between a pickup truck and a small sedan occurred just before 2:15 west of South Jamesport Avenue.

Sports

Waves advance in post-season play with shutout win over West Islip,...

Riverhead shutout West Islip 3-0 at the Pulaski turf field.

Riverhead comes up with big homecoming win against Copiague

Riverhead (3-3) needed to come away with the win today, and that’s exactly what they did.

Breaking News

Riverhead man charged with sexually abusing five-year-old boy

by | Oct 14, 4:00 pm
Police said the child's mother reported that her five year old son had been sexually abused by an adult male roommate.

Community donations help restock toys and supplies at Southampton Head Start, school for low-income children

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Thanks to some generous community donations, Southampton Head Start has filled its school on Flanders Road with new toys and supplies for its low-income students.

Update: Riverhead homecoming parade canceled

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Riverhead High School is getting ready to celebrate its homecoming game tomorrow with its annual parade and festivities in downtown Riverhead.

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Riverhead library invites community to its 2nd annual Latin American Family Fiesta

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Today the Riverhead Free Library will celebrate the Second Annual Latin American Family Fiesta, a community celebration for parents and children with music, dancing, games and snacks.

Riverhead cop on patrol foils thieves at Route 58 auto dealership

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The men who were in the process of removing wheels and tires from new cars parked on the lot at Apple Honda early this morning are still at large.

Police

Obituaries

Robert A. Zappulla, 76

Maureen L. Zumbo, 64

Lorraine A. Hoey, 82

Joseph DiTusa, 96

Public meetings

  • Riverhead Landmarks Commission
    Mon, Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Board of Education
    Tue, Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • ARB Meeting
    Wed, Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Justice, 210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

  • ZBA
    Thu, Oct 26 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Wed, Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Special Ed PTA meeting
    Wed, Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riley Avenue Elementary School, Calverton NY 11933

  • Farmland Preservation Committee
    Wed, Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Town Hall

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

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

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

  • Riverhead Conservation Advisory Committee
    Wed, Nov 8 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

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

  • Calverton Civic Association Meeting
    Wed, Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riley Avenue School, 374 Riley Ave, Calverton, NY, United States

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

  • Riverhead Recreation Advisory Committee
    Mon, Nov 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Agricultural Advisory Committee
    Mon, Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Meeting: Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association
    Mon, Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Crohan Community Center, 655 Flanders Road (Rt.24), Flanders,

  • Library Trustees Meeting
    Tue, Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Riverhead Free Library Long Island Room

  • Riverhead Open Space Committee
    Tue, Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Board of Education
    Tue, Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Handicapped Advisory Committee
    Wed, Nov 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Small Business Advisory Committee
    Wed, Nov 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Ethics Committee
    Wed, Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • BID Management Association Meeting
    Wed, Nov 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Nov 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

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