Together again: How this companion dog found its way back to the family that raised it

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A local family shared an emotional reunion this week with a dog they raised and turned over to Canine Companions – but was unable to continue with the program due to a medical condition.

Riverhead Town Police issue travel advisory for expected traffic congestion this weekend

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With the Maritime Festival in Greenport and other fall events on Sound Avenue this weekend, heavy congestion is expected on local roads, Riverhead Town Police said in a press release.

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Local News

Brown tide, red tide … ant tide? Strange phenomenon on South Jamesport beach

by | Sep 21, 4:51 pm
Thousands of dead ants washed ashore at the town beach in South Jamesport last week. Experts could offer no clear explanation of why it happened.

Navy seeks to sample private wells in the area around former Grumman site

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The Navy is looking to sample private drinking water wells in designated areas near the former Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant(NWIRP)/Grumman facility in Calverton to test for the presence of PFAs — per-fluoroalkyl and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, which have been detected in portions of the groundwater in the area.

Retail shops, apartments proposed for Polish Town corner

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The plans submitted to the Riverhead Town planning department include nearly 4,000 square feet of retail space in three ground-floor stores and six rental apartments on the second floor.

Opinion and Blogs

Riverhead police detectives charge woman in April outlet store robbery

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Police said Lakea Staton, 26, forcibly removed property from Charlotte Russe

Town mulls renewed proposal for assisted living facility in Calverton

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The owner of land at the corner of Manor Road and Route 25, which has been in litigation with the town for more than a decade, is proposing to settle all claims with an agreement that would allow the development of a three-story assisted living facility, requiring a change of zone on the property.
Local News

Two public sessions set to scope out study of proposed 170-unit apartment building on former Sears site

by | Sep 20, 9:34 am
The scoping sessions will be held during the next two regular town board meetings, on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. and on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. Their purpose is to help the town board define the issues and potential impacts the developer will be required to address in its environmental impact statement for the project.

Community Announcements

Breaking News

Riverhead cop, state trooper rescue drowning man in Grangebel Park

by | Sep 20, 5:19 am
Police Officer Richard Freeborn and Trooper Michael Masino entered the Peconic River behind 57 W. Main Street to retrieve an unresponsive man found floating face down in the water Wednesday evening. They pulled him to shore and revived him with CPR.

Police: Man knocks employee down, forcibly steals TV from Riverhead Kmart

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Riverhead Police are looking for a man who forcibly removed a television from the Kmart store on Old Country Road Tuesday night, knocking a female employee to the ground in the process.

Former Riverhead teacher’s federal lawsuit against district is dismissed

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A $20 million federal lawsuit brought by a former Phillips Avenue Elementary School teacher Joe Johnson charging the Riverhead Central School District with race discrimination and other unlawful practices has been dismissed by the federal district court.

Schools

School district reports mold and mildew cleanup at Aquebogue Elementary School

Aquebogue Elementary School has been dealing with a mold and mildew problem inside the building, Riverhead Central School District officials have said in a statement published on the district website and in a robo-call to parents of students in the K-4 building.

School district hires new security firm

The board of education last night approved a contract Summit Security Services of Uniondale to oversee the district's security staff and procedures. It's the fourth time in the past five years that the district begins a new academic year with new leadership in school security and safety.

Southampton Town Fire Chiefs Council honors firefighters and EMTs of the year

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Three local volunteers were honored by the Southampton Town Fire Chiefs Council Saturday at the council’s awards dinner.

Crash at downtown intersection sends three people to hospital

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A two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Court Street and Osborn Avenue just before 8 a.m. this morning sent three people, including a child, to the hospital and briefly shut down both roads just north of West Main Street.
Community News

Direct support professionals recognized by Riverhead Town

by | Sep 18, 7:29 am
Direct support professionals, who provide care and assistance to people with disabilities, allowing them to remain in their communities and connected with their families, were recognized by the Riverhead Town Board last week with a proclamation presented to East End Disability Associates.

Sports

Smithtown East Bulls topple Riverhead Blue Waves, 35-19

The Blue Waves fought hard but fell to Smithtown East in Saturday's game at Coach Mike McKillop Memorial Field.

McGann-Mercy claims Class C title with 18-1 victory over Southold

McGann-Mercy swept Southold to win the Suffolk Class C Championship yesterday in Southold.

Local News

Protesters rally outside closed-door Zeldin meeting on immigration at SCCC, calling it a ‘campaign stunt’

by | Sep 18, 5:00 am
Immigrant advocates organized a protest Monday outside the building at Suffolk County Community College in Riverhead where Rep. Lee Zeldin hosted an invitation-only roundtable discussion with law enforcement officials on immigration issues.

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Police

Obituaries

James McBurnie, 70

Esther C. Warner, 94

Richard Miller, 90

Stanley A. Berman, 93

Public meetings

  • Riverhead Landmarks Commission
    Mon, Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Board of Education meeting
    Tue, Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School 700 Harrison Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

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

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

  • Traffic & Safety Advisory Committee
    Thu, Sep 27 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY, United States

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

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

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

  • Alternative Transportation Committee
    Fri, Sep 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead IDA meeting
    Mon, Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

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

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Wed, Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Farmland Preservation Committee
    Wed, Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Town Hall

  • Special Ed PTA meeting
    Wed, Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riley Avenue Elementary School, Calverton NY 11933

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Oct 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Recreation Advisory Committee
    Mon, Oct 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Meeting: Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association
    Mon, Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Crohan Community Center, 655 Flanders Road (Rt.24), Flanders,

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

  • SWR Board of Education
    Tue, Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    SWR High School, 250B Route 25A, Shoreham NY 11786

  • Library Trustees Meeting
    Tue, Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Riverhead Free Library Long Island Room

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

  • RCSD Board of Education
    Tue, Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Conservation Advisory Committee
    Wed, Oct 10 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Flanders Fire District meeting
    Wed, Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Flanders Fire House located at 19 Firehouse Lane, Flanders

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Oct 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Zoning Board of Appeals
    Thu, Oct 11 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Town Board
    Tue, Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Jamesport Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jamesport Fire House, 25 Manor Lane, Jamesport NY 11947

  • Riverhead Handicapped Advisory Committee
    Wed, Oct 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Small Business Advisory Committee
    Wed, Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Ethics Committee
    Wed, Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • BID Management Association Meeting
    Wed, Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Oct 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Oct 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Landmarks Commission
    Mon, Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

Local News

Zeldin-Goodlatte roundtable in Riverhead gathers law enforcement brass to discuss MS-13, gang violence, immigration

by | Sep 17, 7:27 pm
Top police brass gathered this morning for a meeting with Rep. Lee Zeldin and House Judiciary chairman Bob Goodlatte to discuss immigration issues and efforts to stop MS-13 in Suffolk County.

Cops: Employees at two Riverhead restaurants charged in liquor law compliance investigation

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Employees at two Riverhead restaurants were arrested this weekend during an investigation by Riverhead Police into compliance with state liquor laws.

Zeldin’s planned immigration roundtable angers excluded immigrant advocates

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Rep. Lee Zeldin is hosting a roundtable on immigration issues Monday morning in Riverhead with House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte and a host of law enforcement officials. Immigrant advocates are angered they were not invited to participate.

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