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Police seek two teens missing from Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch

by Feb 25, 2024
Justin McKenzie, 16, and Rashad Scott, 17, were reported missing from Timothy Hill Children's Ranch on Feb.24, Riverhead Police said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 631-727-4500.
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Real estate transfers: Feb. 23, 2024

by Feb 24, 2024
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 Feb. 23, 2024.

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Charter school advocates and opponents clash over expansion plans at Town Board meeting

by | Feb 23, 6:42 am
A standing-room-only crowd packed the Town Board meeting room Wednesday night to voice opinions opinion for and against the Riverhead Charter School’s plans for a new high school on Sound Avenue in Northville. 

Revised after union backlash, Town Board adopts amended apprenticeship policy for bidders

by Feb 22, 2024
A proposal to amend Riverhead’s procurement policy to decrease the construction contracts that would require a union apprenticeship program was passed last night with significant revisions after blowback from trade unions.

Thiele: IDA reform a priority for State Legislature this session

by Feb 22, 2024
Assembly Member Fred Thiele, who chairs the Assembly's local governments committee, says his committee is reviewing more than a dozen bills directed at IDA reform. “We are looking to develop a package of legislation for later in the session," he told RiverheadLOCAL.

Nurses union ‘overwhelmingly’ ratifies contract with PBMC, averting strike

by Feb 22, 2024
Nurses and other healthcare workers at Peconic Bay Medical Center have "overwhelmingly" supported the tentative agreement reached last week between the union and the Riverhead hospital, union local President Chris Honor said this morning.

Charter school superintendent fields community’s questions on Sound Avenue high school proposal

by Feb 21, 2024
Riverhead Charter School Superintendent Raymond Ankrum spoke at the Greater Jamesport Civic Association's meeting, held via Zoom Saturday, to discuss the charter school's plans for a proposed new high school on Sound Avenue.

Southampton council member announces run for First Assembly District seat

by Feb 20, 2024
Southampton Council Member Tommy John Schiavoni is seeking the Democratic nomination for the First Assembly District, he announced yesterday.

North Fork Audubon Society weighs name change over namesake’s racist legacy

by Feb 20, 2024
The North Fork Audubon Society, like other chapters of the national conservation group, is re-evaluating its use of the Audubon name, in light of the celebrated naturalist's legacy of slavery and racism.

Riverhead Police seek information about burglary and grand larceny on Sound Avenue

by Feb 19, 2024
Riverhead Police are investigating the theft of six dirt bikes, mechanic’s tools and landscaping equipment in a commercial burglary on Sound Avenue reported Saturday.

State OKs marijuana home-grow rules and begins issuing retail licenses outside of ‘justice-involved’ program

by Feb 18, 2024
Rules allowing adult New Yorkers to grown their own marijuana for personal use were approved by the state on Friday. The state also approved the first non-conditional retail licenses. Riverhead, meanwhile, will hold a public hearing Wednesday on zoning code changes aimed at easing restrictions on where retail cannabis shops and lounges can be located.
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Real estate transfers: Feb. 17, 2024

by Feb 17, 2024
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 Feb. 16, 2024.

Draft comprehensive plan update document released; comment period ends March 15

by Feb 17, 2024
Riverhead Town has released a preliminary draft of the comprehensive plan update document prepared by BFJ Planning. View or download it here. Comment period ends March 15.

Opinion | Denise Civiletti

Facts are pesky things. Reporting them is our job.

by | Feb 6, 9:09 am
If a factual report of the records obtained through a Freedom of Information Law request makes officials unhappy or uncomfortable, we’re sorry but our job as a news organization isn’t to protect their feelings. Our job is to report the facts.

Charter school advocates and opponents clash over expansion plans at Town...

A standing-room-only crowd packed the Town Board meeting room Wednesday night to voice opinions opinion for and against the Riverhead Charter School’s plans for a new high school on Sound Avenue in Northville. 

Residents organize against Riverhead Charter School plan for new high school...

Some residents have started to organize against a plan by the Riverhead Charter School to build a new high school in Northville, which can only happen if the Riverhead Town Board grants a necessary special permit. 

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