Local teacher finds ‘likely’ fossilized shark tooth on Baiting Hollow beach

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A fossil shark tooth is a rare find on a Long Island beach — even if it's not the 3 million-year-old megaladon tooth middle school teacher Darren Dunn thought it was.

Fate of culinary school tax abatement remains undecided

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The Suffolk County IDA tabled a decision until its Jan. 24 meeting. A representative of Suffolk County Community College said he is hopeful the college, the town and the school district will be able to settle the matter amicably before the next meeting.

Riverhead, NY
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Town Hall Notebook

Giglio balks at cloud computing proposal, wants to see price comparisons

by | Dec 14, 6:59 am
Councilwoman Jodi Giglio put the brakes on a proposal submitted by the town's IT consulting firm for transitioning town government to cloud-based computing, asking to see cost comparisons for other cloud companies before she'll agree to the consultant's proposal.

Towns in Suffolk scramble to adapt to changing marketplace for recyclables

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Restrictions imposed by China and other Asian countries on imports of recovered materials have thrown recycling programs in U.S. communities into chaos.

Update: Missing teen located unharmed

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Police said Josue Aguirre was last seen Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 2:45 p.m. when he left his home on a bicycle.

Opinion and Blogs

Green Party calls for election law reform and minor party representation at board of elections

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Suffolk’s Green Party is calling for an end to “fusion voting” in New York State and for changes in the way the county boards of election are structured and managed.

Roll-off truck strikes car, utility pole on Sound Avenue in Baiting Hollow

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Sound Avenue is closed to traffic in both directions between Osborn and Edwards avenues and Twomey Avenue is closed between Youngs and Sound Avenue.
Board of Education

New school security director presents assessment and recommendations

by | Dec 12, 9:45 am
Riverhead school district’s security department was severely short-staffed, guards were not deployed efficiently and physical security improvements at the high school and one elementary school required immediate attention, the district’s new security director told the school board and public at last night’s meeting.

Community Announcements

Local News

Three Riverhead schools come off the state’s ‘focus’ list, superintendent announces

by | Dec 12, 6:54 am
Riverhead High School and Phillips Avenue and Riley Avenue have been designated “in good standing,” Henriquez said.

Fire district election results: Haas, McQueeney, Moreno and Newton are winners in contested races

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Jamesport, Wading River and Manorville fire district voters cast ballots in four contested races yesterday.

Cops: Riverhead man sold heroin at apartment complex

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A Riverhead man was arrested on narcotics charges today as a result of an investigation by the East End Drug Task Force, according to Riverhead Town Police.

Schools

New school security director presents assessment and recommendations

Riverhead school district’s security department was severely short-staffed, guards were not deployed efficiently and physical security improvements at the high school and one elementary school required immediate attention, the district’s new security director told the school board and public at last night’s meeting.

Longtime Riverhead Middle School principal resigns for new post in Amityville

After 16 years as Riverhead Middle School principal, Andrea Pekar, whose roots run deep in the Riverhead school community, is moving on. She's accepted a position as an assistant superintendent in the Amityville school district, where she starts Jan. 7.

Riverhead Idol returns Jan. 19

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Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to participate in the popular vocal contest, which takes place Jan. 19. Auditions take place this week and next at Riverhead High School and Riverhead Middle School.

Riverhead ramps up penalties for illegal dumping

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The town board last week adopted slightly stiffer penalties for illegal dumping of solid waste on private or public lands. It also gave a green light to the substitution of facade material on a building being renovated in the Main Street Historic District by Michelangelo's Pizzeria, set meeting dates and times for 2019, okayed the 2019 Community Development Block Grant application and more.
Breaking News

Unoccupied roll-off truck found on Baiting Hollow beach Sunday

by | Dec 10, 6:32 pm
Baiting Hollow residents were surprised to find an unoccupied heavy-duty truck on the beach at Edwards Avenue Sunday morning. The truck had been driven off the ramp and apparently became stuck in the sand on Saturday night, according to Riverhead Police. But the reason remains a mystery.

Sports

Blue Waves, coming off their best finish in program history, take...

The Riverhead Blue Waves Suffolk County Division I championship field hockey team took home numerous awards from the Suffolk County Field Hockey Coaches Association’s annual awards dinner last night.

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.

Local News

Contested elections for commissioners in three local fire districts Tuesday

by | Dec 10, 6:47 am
Voters will elect commissioners in local fire districts tomorrow, where races in Jamesport, Wading River and Manorville are contested.

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Police

Obituaries

Anna M. Teuber , 91

Debrah J. Morris, 64

Robert C. Mallgraf, 93

Corinne L. Moore, 85

Collene A. Brown, 54

Public meetings

  • Town Board
    Tue, Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Jamesport Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jamesport Fire House, 25 Manor Lane, Jamesport NY 11947

  • Riverhead Handicapped Advisory Committee
    Wed, Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Small Business Advisory Committee
    Wed, Dec 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Ethics Committee
    Wed, Dec 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • BID Management Association Meeting
    Wed, Dec 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Dec 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Dec 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

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

  • RCSD Board of Education
    Tue, Dec 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • ARB Meeting
    Wed, Dec 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Justice, 210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Dec 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Parking District Advisory Committee
    Thu, Dec 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • ZBA
    Thu, Dec 27 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

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

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

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

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

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Jan 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Event Photos

Riverhead celebrates the holiday season with a big parade and bonfire

by | Dec 9, 6:28 am
Hundreds turned out to watch the Lion's Club Christmas Parade on Main Street Saturday afternoon and enjoy the bonfire on the riverfront that followed.

Wading River rings in the holiday season

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The community turned out to ring in the holiday season with music and dance and to greet Santa Claus, who arrived on a Wading River Fire Department truck, sirens blaring.

Pets pose for photos with Santa

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Talmage Farm Agway hosts an annual "Pet Santa" day for folks who want to celebrate the holiday with a picture of Santa and their four-legged friends.

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