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...

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

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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.

Riverhead, NY
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Rain and windy starting in the afternoon.
  • Humidity: 47%
  • Pressure: 30.58 in.
  • Dew Point: 12.77 °
  • Wind Speed: 10mph from NE
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  • Sunset: 4:33 pm
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Light rain in the morning and breezy throughout the day.
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  • Pressure: 29.64 in.
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  • Wind Speed: 4mph from NW
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  • Pressure: 30.09 in.
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  • Wind Speed: 17mph from W
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  • Pressure: 30.27 in.
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  • Wind Speed: 3mph from NW
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Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
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  • Pressure: 30.08 in.
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  • Wind Speed: 11mph from W
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  • Humidity: 58%
  • Pressure: 30.17 in.
  • Dew Point: 23.95 °
  • Wind Speed: 8mph from NW
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Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
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  • Pressure: 30.25 in.
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  • Wind Speed: 12mph from NW
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  • Pressure: 30.37 in.
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  • Pressure: 30.57 in.
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  • Pressure: 30.55 in.
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  • Pressure: 30.55 in.
  • Dew Point: 23.11 °
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  • Pressure: 30.54 in.
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  • Pressure: 30.52 in.
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  • Pressure: 30.41 in.
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  • Humidity: 79%
  • Pressure: 30.37 in.
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  • Pressure: 30.32 in.
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  • Wind Speed: 21mph from E
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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.

Opinion and Blogs

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.

Community Announcements

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

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

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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.

Schools

Sixth-graders donate hundreds of pounds of candy to soldiers serving overseas

Students from Pulaski Street School collected nearly 500 pounds of candy after Halloween which they will donate to U.S. troops serving overseas.

Riverhead Middle School student competes at county swim meet

The Blue Waves sent a seventh-grade swimmer to the Suffolk County swim championship meet to compete in the 100-meter backstroke event.

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. 

Suffolk County Community College seeks new 10-year, 100-percent tax abatement for culinary arts property

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While a dispute over payments in lieu of taxes for the past 10 years has landed in court, the new abatement sought would exempt the college from 100 percent of all real estate taxes another decade.
Local News

Riverhead green-lights Triple Five land deal at EPCAL

by | Nov 8, 5:57 am
A divided town board voted to proceed with the sale of approximately 1,643 acres of vacant land within the Calverton Enterprise Park to a company controlled by Canadian-based developer Triple Five Worldwide.

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.

Local News

Riverhead Water District looks to hire new superintendent

by | Nov 7, 5:25 pm
The Riverhead Water District, about to embark on a comprehensive 10-year capital plan to upgrade and improve its facilities, is in the market for a new district superintendent.

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Police

Obituaries

Sally Scotto, 95

Florence E. Drexel, 85

Rodney W. Miles, 38

Dominick Saccente, 82

Paul Podlas, 88

Public meetings

  • 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

  • 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

Local News

Zeldin scores decisive victory over Gershon for U.S. Congress

by and | Nov 6, 11:12 pm
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) won a third term in Congress Tuesday, defeating Democratic challenger Perry Gershon of East Hampton 52 percent to 46 percent. But Democrats took control of the House, meaning Zeldin for the first time will be serving as a minority member when the 116th Congress convenes in January.

Rotary Club hosts pancake breakfast

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Riverhead Rotary served up a pancake breakfast with all the trimmings to community members Sunday morning at Polish Hall.

Suffolk Board of Elections reports heavy voter turnout throughout the day Tuesday

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In the First Congressional District, voter turnout as of 5 p.m. had already exceeded total turnout in the last midterm election of 2014.

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