Wading River Fire Dept. “Stuff-a-bus” campaign fills local pantries

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On the morning of Sunday, Jan. 7, in two-degree weather, the Wading River Fire Department delivered a busload of food to seven local church pantries.

‘Thank you for not forgetting us’: Wading River utility worker returns from a month spent helping restore power in Puerto...

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Despite his 38 years experience working for a utility that has been battered by major storms, Ray Homburger had never seen or dealt with anything like the conditions he encountered in Puerto Rico.
Riverhead, NY
Currently
34°
Feels like 26°
Hi 42 ° Lo 30 °
Partly cloudy until evening.
  • Humidity: 70%
  • Pressure: 29.89 in.
  • Dew Point: 25.46 °
  • Wind Speed: 9mph from SW
  • Sunrise: 7:11 am
  • Sunset: 4:53 pm
  • Sunday
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  • Monday
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    35°
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  • Tuesday
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Daily
Sunday
39°
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35°
11% chance
of precip.
Foggy starting in the afternoon.
  • Humidity: 82%
  • Pressure: 30.16 in.
  • Dew Point: 31.83 °
  • Wind Speed: 6mph from W
Daily
Monday
41°
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35°
51% chance
of precip.
Foggy starting in the evening.
  • Humidity: 88%
  • Pressure: 30.24 in.
  • Dew Point: 35.69 °
  • Wind Speed: 5mph from E
Daily
Tuesday
51°
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40°
94% chance
of precip.
Rain and windy until afternoon.
  • Humidity: 84%
  • Pressure: 29.84 in.
  • Dew Point: 41.85 °
  • Wind Speed: 15mph from S
Daily
Wednesday
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33°
5% chance
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Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening, and breezy starting in the evening.
  • Humidity: 69%
  • Pressure: 29.92 in.
  • Dew Point: 28.81 °
  • Wind Speed: 19mph from W
Daily
Thursday
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28°
0% chance
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Breezy in the morning.
  • Humidity: 57%
  • Pressure: 30.20 in.
  • Dew Point: 18.2 °
  • Wind Speed: 19mph from NW
Daily
Friday
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24°
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Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
  • Humidity: 54%
  • Pressure: 30.47 in.
  • Dew Point: 15.63 °
  • Wind Speed: 5mph from NW
Daily
Saturday
46°
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34°
5% chance
of precip.
Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
  • Humidity: 78%
  • Pressure: 30.43 in.
  • Dew Point: 34.69 °
  • Wind Speed: 9mph from S
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  • 3am
    36°
    0% chance
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Hourly
4am
34°
Clear
3% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 70%
  • Pressure: 29.89 in.
  • Dew Point: 25.47 °
  • Wind Speed: 9mph from SW
Hourly
5am
35°
Clear
4% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 69%
  • Pressure: 29.89 in.
  • Dew Point: 26.09 °
  • Wind Speed: 13mph from SW
Hourly
6am
36°
Clear
4% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 67%
  • Pressure: 29.88 in.
  • Dew Point: 26.67 °
  • Wind Speed: 17mph from SW
Hourly
7am
37°
Clear
4% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 65%
  • Pressure: 29.88 in.
  • Dew Point: 26.96 °
  • Wind Speed: 20mph from SW
Hourly
8am
38°
Breezy
4% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 64%
  • Pressure: 29.88 in.
  • Dew Point: 27.24 °
  • Wind Speed: 20mph from SW
Hourly
9am
39°
Partly Cloudy
3% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 64%
  • Pressure: 29.89 in.
  • Dew Point: 27.78 °
  • Wind Speed: 21mph from SW
Hourly
10am
39°
Partly Cloudy
3% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 63%
  • Pressure: 29.89 in.
  • Dew Point: 28.38 °
  • Wind Speed: 21mph from SW
Hourly
11am
40°
Partly Cloudy
3% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 63%
  • Pressure: 29.88 in.
  • Dew Point: 29.02 °
  • Wind Speed: 21mph from SW
Hourly
12pm
41°
Partly Cloudy
3% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 62%
  • Pressure: 29.87 in.
  • Dew Point: 29.75 °
  • Wind Speed: 21mph from W
Hourly
1pm
42°
Partly Cloudy
3% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 63%
  • Pressure: 29.86 in.
  • Dew Point: 30.49 °
  • Wind Speed: 20mph from W
Hourly
2pm
42°
Partly Cloudy
2% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 64%
  • Pressure: 29.86 in.
  • Dew Point: 31.32 °
  • Wind Speed: 19mph from W
Hourly
3pm
42°
Partly Cloudy
2% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 67%
  • Pressure: 29.87 in.
  • Dew Point: 32.14 °
  • Wind Speed: 17mph from W
Hourly
4pm
42°
Partly Cloudy
2% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 69%
  • Pressure: 29.89 in.
  • Dew Point: 32.76 °
  • Wind Speed: 16mph from W
Hourly
5pm
41°
Partly Cloudy
3% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 71%
  • Pressure: 29.91 in.
  • Dew Point: 33.12 °
  • Wind Speed: 15mph from SW
Hourly
6pm
41°
Partly Cloudy
3% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 73%
  • Pressure: 29.94 in.
  • Dew Point: 33.3 °
  • Wind Speed: 15mph from W
Hourly
7pm
40°
Partly Cloudy
3% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 75%
  • Pressure: 29.96 in.
  • Dew Point: 33.37 °
  • Wind Speed: 15mph from W
Hourly
8pm
39°
Partly Cloudy
3% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 77%
  • Pressure: 29.98 in.
  • Dew Point: 33.29 °
  • Wind Speed: 14mph from W
Hourly
9pm
38°
Clear
3% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 80%
  • Pressure: 30.00 in.
  • Dew Point: 33.14 °
  • Wind Speed: 13mph from W
Hourly
10pm
38°
Clear
3% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 81%
  • Pressure: 30.01 in.
  • Dew Point: 32.92 °
  • Wind Speed: 13mph from W
Hourly
11pm
37°
Clear
3% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 82%
  • Pressure: 30.02 in.
  • Dew Point: 32.69 °
  • Wind Speed: 11mph from SW
Hourly
12am
37°
Clear
3% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 81%
  • Pressure: 30.03 in.
  • Dew Point: 32.45 °
  • Wind Speed: 10mph from NW
Hourly
1am
37°
Clear
3% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 82%
  • Pressure: 30.04 in.
  • Dew Point: 32.21 °
  • Wind Speed: 10mph from W
Hourly
2am
36°
Clear
2% chance
of precip.
  • Humidity: 83%
  • Pressure: 30.06 in.
  • Dew Point: 32.11 °
  • Wind Speed: 9mph from SW
Hourly
3am
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Partly Cloudy
0% chance
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  • Humidity: 85%
  • Pressure: 30.08 in.
  • Dew Point: 32.06 °
  • Wind Speed: 8mph from NW
Community News

What Riverhead’s new adult day care program will offer local families

by | Jan 18, 6:41 pm
Here's what the Day Haven program will be offering families with frail elderly and people with Alzheimer's and dementia when it opens the only adult day care center in Riverhead this spring.

Racing fans renew plea for motorsports at Calverton Enterprise Park

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With the proposed sale of the town’s remaining 1,600-plus acres of land inside the Calverton Enterprise Park put at least temporarily on hold, motorsports enthusiasts see an opening to renew their quest for a drag strip and racing complex at the sprawling Calverton site.

Solar power company makes surprise offer to buy EPCAL site

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“We are here to bid for the property. We are prepared to pay substantially more money for the property." The largest private solar power generation company in the U.S. says it wants to buy the town's 1,600-plus acres at the Calverton Enterprise Park to build a massive solar facility.

Opinion and Blogs

After a year off, Riverhead Idol returns: Popular vocal contest set for Feb. 11

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Open auditions will take place at the town's Shade Tree Lane community center tomorrow, Jan. 18 from 2:30 to 4:30 or by appointment.

Riverhead town supervisor to hold Monday evening office hours

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Riverhead Town Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith will have evening office hours on Mondays, by appointment, beginning next week.
Breaking News

Man charged with menacing after domestic incident report triggers ‘lockout’ at Riverhead schools

by | Jan 16, 6:41 pm
A Riverhead man was charged with menacing after a domestic incident investigation this morning led to a “lockout” at Riverhead High School, Middle School and Pulaski Street School.

Community Announcements

Local News

Supervisor’s name won’t be on town signs

by | Jan 16, 6:04 pm
In a a departure from tradition, the Riverhead town supervisor's name won't be displayed on signs at town facilities to save the town the expense of making a change when a new supervisor takes office.

State task force fails to agree on solution to ‘New York’s plastic bag problem’

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The six-member panel tasked a year ago with devising a statewide plan and developing legislation aimed at reducing the 23 billion plastic bags used annually by consumers in New York State evaluated eight options without making a recommendation. An environmental advocate on the task force issued a dissent from its report.

Environmental groups’ lawsuit to stop Plum Island sale moves forward

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U.S. District Court Judge Denis Hurley last week denied the federal government’s motion to dismiss the suit, which challenges the government's decision to sell Plum Island to the highest bidder.

Schools

Central Islip defeats Riverhead, 72-65

Don’t let the score fool you, Riverhead played well. They were going point for point with a tough, quick, Central Islip squad that thought this game would be a walk in the park.

Mercy comes up short in battle with undefeated Mattituck

Both teams went into last night’s game undefeated in League VII.

East End Voter Coalition hosts new Suffolk sheriff for MLK Day event in Riverhead

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Suffolk's new sheriff introduced himself to community members gathered for the annual East End Voter Coalition MLK Day event yesterday at the library. He spelled out his goals as sheriff and told the audience to accomplish them, 'It won’t be by myself. I’m going to need everyone here.'

A ray of hope for local ‘Dreamers’: Feds to resume accepting DACA renewals

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Local 'Dreamers' will be able to request renewal of their DACA status again, after a federal judge in California ordered reinstatement of the program pending the outcome of a lawsuit challenging the decision to rescind it.
Breaking News

Cops: Two men arrested after chase ends in crash on Fairway Avenue

by | Jan 14, 7:57 am
The driver was apprehended after he fled the scene on foot, while the passenger was trapped in the truck, which had crashed into a tree. Both were arrested, police said.

Sports

Central Islip defeats Riverhead, 72-65

Don’t let the score fool you, Riverhead played well. They were going point for point with a tough, quick, Central Islip squad that thought this game would be a walk in the park.

Mercy comes up short in battle with undefeated Mattituck

Both teams went into last night’s game undefeated in League VII.

Breaking News

Riverhead firefighters save chickens from burning coop in Calverton

by | Jan 14, 6:57 am
Riverhead firefighters saved a flock of chickens from a burning chicken coop on Williams Way South in Calverton this morning.

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Public meetings

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

  • RCSD Board of Education
    Tue, Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • SWR Board of Education
    Tue, Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    SWR High School, 250B Route 25A, Shoreham NY 11786

  • ARB Meeting
    Wed, Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Justice, 210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

  • Town Board work session
    Thu, Jan 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead

  • ZBA
    Thu, Jan 25 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Town Board work session
    Thu, Feb 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

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

  • Town Board
    Tue, Feb 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

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

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

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

  • Town Board work session
    Thu, Feb 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead

  • Zoning Board of Appeals
    Thu, Feb 8 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Recreation Advisory Committee
    Mon, Feb 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Meeting: Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association
    Mon, Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Crohan Community Center, 655 Flanders Road (Rt.24), Flanders,

  • Riverhead Agricultural Advisory Committee
    Mon, Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Library Trustees Meeting
    Tue, Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Riverhead Free Library Long Island Room

  • SWR Board of Education
    Tue, Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    SWR High School, 250B Route 25A, Shoreham NY 11786

  • Riverhead Open Space Committee
    Tue, Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • RCSD Board of Education
    Tue, Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Conservation Advisory Committee
    Wed, Feb 14 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Flanders Fire District meeting
    Wed, Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Flanders Fire House located at 19 Firehouse Lane, Flanders

  • Calverton Civic Association Meeting
    Wed, Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riley Avenue School, 374 Riley Ave, Calverton, NY, United States

  • Town Board work session
    Thu, Feb 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Feb 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

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