Learn how to have difficult conversations about immigration without arguing

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In these politically polarized times, it's becoming increasingly difficult to do so. A May 5 training in Riverhead will provide the tools and resources needed to have those difficult conversations.

Spicy’s will reopen ‘soon,’ owners say

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Spicy's Bar-B-Que Chicken was seized by state tax authorities yesterday, but owners this morning assured their fans that they would reopen.
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Local News

Governor’s proposed statewide plastic carryout bag ban could torpedo Suffolk’s 5-cent bag fee

by | Apr 25, 5:53 am
The bill introduced Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo does not include a bag fee and contains language that says it would pre-empt all local ordinances governing plastic bag recycling and fees.

Spicy’s Chicken Restaurant seized by state for unpaid taxes

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Spicy's Bar-B_Que on West Main Street and its Bellport counterpart have been closed down on outstanding tax warrants.

Dream Foundation scholarships help immigrant students pursue their dream of attaining a college education

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Founded in 2012 by Riverhead immigration attorney David Sperling, the Dream Foundation awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to immigrant students who can't otherwise access financial aid for college costs.

Opinion and Blogs

Cops: Man stabbed in fight on Zion Street

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Police officers responding to reports of a disturbance and possible shots fired at 63 Zion Street in Riverhead just before 10 p.m. last night found a 22-year-old man with a stab wound to his chest.

She’s a perfect 100: Riverhead woman celebrates a century of life

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“I’m a hundred years old! Can you believe that? I can’t believe it!” Actually, she doesn’t look a day over 80, maybe 75. And she acts like a young 75, too. “People ask me how it feels to be 100. I tell them it felt better to be 99."
Community News

Help your child avoid making destructive decisions

by | Apr 23, 3:02 pm
“Helping Our Children Avoid Making Destructive Decisions” will address issues such as vaping and substance abuse and will offer information and techniques to deal with dangerous options facing our youth.

Community Announcements

Breaking News

Cops: Woman, 50, lifted wallet from a man at downtown convenience store

by | Apr 23, 9:08 am
The male victim told officers that a woman had removed his wallet at the Stop and Go Mini Mart, 55 West Main St. After realizing his wallet was removed, he followed the suspect to the Flanders Road area and identified her to responding patrol units and detectives.

Man airlifted with multiple stab wounds after backyard fight; two arrested

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Two teens are in custody for the assault of a 25-year-old man in a backyard fight on Maple Avenue, Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller said.

Riverhead Kiwanis hosts 17th Annual Breakfast of Stars, honoring six for community contributions

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Kiwanis Club of Riverhead honored six people as "stars of the community" at its 17th Annual Kiwanis Stars breakfast April 21 at Vineyard Caterers in Aquebogue, where the club also honored president Woody Ohrenstein as Kiwanian of the year.

Schools

Blue Masques take us ‘under the sea’ for The Little Mermaid,...

Performances are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

Blue Masques to stage ‘The Little Mermaid,’ Apr. 20, 21, 22

The Riverhead High School Blue Masques tackle Disney and Hans Christian Andersen as they stage "The Little Mermaid."

Photos: Players round the bases for Riverhead Little League opening day

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The sun was shining at Stotzky Park this morning as the Riverhead Little League launched its 2018 season.

State recommends downtown Riverhead and EPCAL census tracts as ‘opportunity zones’ but Riverside doesn’t make list

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Downtown Riverhead and the Enterprise Park at Calverton are among the locations recommended by New York State for designation as “opportunity zones” by the U.S. treasury department.
Local News

Should New York eliminate the tip credit? Hundreds attend heated public hearing to speak out on both sides

by | Apr 21, 7:46 am
A hearing on New York's subminimum wage law grew raucous at times yesterday in Farmingdale.

Sports

Bay Shore tops Riverhead 14-3

Bay Shore came out hitting yesterday, scoring 14 runs against Riverhead for the win.

McGann-Mercy falls to Port Jeff, 18-0

Mercy had a very tough outing against a more seasoned Port Jefferson squad.

Local News

On Columbine anniversary, SWR students join nationwide walkout to protest gun violence

by | Apr 20, 9:04 pm
“We shouldn’t have to have assemblies about what to do if there’s a shooter in school. But that’s our reality.”

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Police

Obituaries

Emmy Johnson Case, 99

Priscilla Mealy, 76

Angela C. Johnson, 53

Public meetings

  • Town Board work session
    Thu, Apr 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead

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

  • Town Board
    Tue, May 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Wed, May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Special Ed PTA meeting
    Wed, May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riley Avenue Elementary School, Calverton NY 11933

  • Farmland Preservation Committee
    Wed, May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Town Hall

  • Town Board work session
    Thu, May 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead

  • Planning Board
    Thu, May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead IDA meeting
    Mon, May 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Library Trustees Meeting
    Tue, May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Riverhead Free Library Long Island Room

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

  • Riverhead Open Space Committee
    Tue, May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

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

  • Riverhead Conservation Advisory Committee
    Wed, May 9 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Flanders Fire District meeting
    Wed, May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Flanders Fire House located at 19 Firehouse Lane, Flanders

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

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

  • Zoning Board of Appeals
    Thu, May 10 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Recreation Advisory Committee
    Mon, May 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Meeting: Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association
    Mon, May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Crohan Community Center, 655 Flanders Road (Rt.24), Flanders,

  • Riverhead Agricultural Advisory Committee
    Mon, May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Town Board
    Tue, May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Tue, May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Jamesport Fire Commissioners
    Tue, May 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jamesport Fire House, 25 Manor Lane, Jamesport NY 11947

  • Riverhead Handicapped Advisory Committee
    Wed, May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Small Business Advisory Committee
    Wed, May 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Ethics Committee
    Wed, May 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • BID Management Association Meeting
    Wed, May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Town Board work session
    Thu, May 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead

  • Planning Board
    Thu, May 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • RCSD Board of Education
    Tue, May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • SWR Board of Education
    Tue, May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    SWR High School, 250B Route 25A, Shoreham NY 11786

  • ARB Meeting
    Wed, May 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Justice, 210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

  • Town Board work session
    Thu, May 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead

  • ZBA
    Thu, May 24 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

Cops: Shirley man passed counterfeit bills in Riverhead

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Police said Jason Scott, 29, passed counterfeit money at West Marine on Route 58 Wednesday then returned to the store Thursday and tried to pass counterfeit bills again.

Blue Masques take us ‘under the sea’ for The Little Mermaid, opening tonight

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Performances are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

Cops seek pair in Riverhead laundromat vandalism and theft

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Police released these surveillance camera images of the suspects they said vandalized and stole from Laundry Palace in December.

A look at councilwoman’s notes from private meeting with Triple Five reps

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At the April 5 work session, Councilwoman Jodi Giglio reviewed what she said were questions and answers from her March 12 meeting in NYC with representatives of the company that wants to buy the town's land at EPCAL. But the legal pad she read from contained almost no notes made during that meeting, according to documents provided by the town in response to a Freedom of Information Law request.
Local News

Civic group coalition files ethics complaint against Giglio over private meeting with applicant in EPCAL land deal

by | Apr 19, 7:59 am
The complaint says the councilwoman’s “private meeting” with the prospective purchasers impairs her ability to act impartially in the application. Giglio vehemently denies any wrongdoing in taking the meeting, which she says was simply exercising "due diligence" in reviewing the proposal.

Local News

Flanders man among at least eight on East End arrested in ICE’s six-day ‘Operation Keep Safe New York’ sweep

by | Apr 18, 8:38 pm
Elmer Erazo, 32, of Flanders, was one of 21 Suffolk County residents — at least eight on the East End — detained by ICE during a six-day sweep. A native of Guatemala, the father of two young daughters, has lived in the U.S. since he was 17.

Activities and events to help celebrate 2018 Earth Day this weekend

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Show Mother Earth you love her by participating in one or more of the Earth Day activities planned for Sunday — check out some of the events here.

Riverhead police seek witnesses to crash involving Southold police vehicle

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Police said the Southold police unit collided with another vehicle on Northville Turnpike just north of Oliver Street today at about 12:20 p.m. They ask any witnesses to call 631-727-4500 Ext. 332.
Community News

Civic activist Angela DeVito honored for years of community service

by | Apr 18, 3:38 pm
Former president of the the Greater Jamesport Civic Association Angela DeVito was honored by local officials and her civi group Tuesday evening at Riverhead Town Hall.

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