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Cops: Oven explosion at Stony Brook Incubator in Calverton injures one

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An oven explosion at the Stony Brook Incubator in Calverton sent a woman to the hospital this morning.

Calverton man pleads guilty to federal child pornography charges

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Taylor Pick, 38, held without bail since January 2020, entered guilty pleas Aug. 3 to federal charges of Conspiracy to Sexually Exploit Children and Sexual Exploitation of a Child. Pick’s sentencing was scheduled for Feb. 15, 2023.

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With Long Island on drought watch, Riverhead Water District is pumping under capacity thanks to conservation efforts, superintendent says

by | Aug 9, 6:34 pm
Long Island is on a drought watch due to dry weather conditions over the last few weeks, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. But the Riverhead Water District has yet to push the capacity of its system this summer.

Major industrial development in Calverton fails to clear final hurdle of review process — for now

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The review and approval of a proposal to build a 412,000-square-foot industrial building on a 30-acre site on Middle Country Road in Calverton stalled at the Riverhead Planning Board last week after the board’s former chairperson lodged a forceful complaint about the process being followed.

New Riverhead-based nonprofit helps victims of domestic abuse with legal assistance

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Hope and Resilience Long Island was formed to provide legal assistance to victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence on the East End in the hope of helping to meet the demand for services to victims of domestic violence.

Police ask public’s help finding runaway from Little Flower

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Police said Autumn Tucker left the facility on Aug. 7 around 2:50 p.m. without permission. Anyone with information is asked to call Riverhead Police at 631-727-4500.

Cops: Thief identified through surveillance video arrested in thefts from vehicles in Flanders area

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Southampton Police said they used surveillance camera vides to identify an 18-year-old man they arrested in connection with numerous thefts from vehicles in the Flanders area.

Police seek help finding missing runaway teen

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Nasir Scruggs, 16, left the Timothy Hill Children's Ranch in Riverhead at 11 p.m. on Aug. 6 without permission. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 631-727-4500.

Heat advisory is issued as heat index values climb

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Hot temperatures and high humidity will produce heat index values up to 97° F. on the East End and 100+ across the rest of the island and in NYC today and tomorrow.

Zeldin calls for peer-to-peer counseling program to aid troubled veterans nationwide

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Rep. Lee Zeldin today called for passage of a bill he sponsored in March to nationalize the New York State veteran peer-to-peer program, which grew out of a pilot program Zeldin spearheaded while a state senator in 2012.

County health department: 26 new mosquito samples test positive for West Nile virus in Suffolk

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Twenty-six new mosquito samples, including three in Aquebogue, have tested positive for West Nile virus, Suffolk County Health Commissioner Gregson Pigott announced today.

Crash shuts down Sound Avenue in Riverhead

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Sound Avenue in Riverhead is closed to traffic due to a crash at the intersection with Osborn Avenue.

Air quality and heat advisories in effect Friday

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Air quality and heat advisories are in effect for Long Island and NYC today due to high heat, humidity and smog.

Opinion | Editorial

Zeldin puts political ambition above facts as he peddles mythical impacts of ‘cashless bail’ in NY

by | Jul 28, 4:00 pm
Opinion: Rep. Lee Zeldin blames "cashless bail," for New York's rise in crime since the start of the pandemic. The facts and data show otherwise, but he doesn't care. His claims play well with a frightened public and he eagerly stokes their fears to win their votes.

Riverhead High School senior honored at Dellecave Awards

Riverhead High School senior Ava Sumwalt was honored at the 22nd Annual Butch Dellecave Awards held in Holbrook.

Oyster Bay-East Norwich administrator tapped to lead Riverhead Middle School

The Riverhead Board of Education at a special meeting last night appointed Joseph Pesqueira of Smithtown principal of the middle school, succeeding Stephen Hudson, who took the helm at Phillips Avenue Elementary School after the retirement of longtime principal Debra Rodgers.

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Obituaries

Ann Mowdy, 88

Jean Ann Carpenter, 38

Rita Marie Schrader, 89

Vera D. Doroski, 89

Madelyn Zaweski, 89

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