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Police ask public’s help finding runaway from Little Flower

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

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.


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Police seek help finding missing runaway teen

by | Aug 8, 7:12 am
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

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

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

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

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

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

Elton Street landlord’s revised site plan application eliminates retail gun sales there

An indoor shooting range remains part of the revised site plan application filed by Signature Partners July 25. The Planning Board will schedule a public hearing on the application "as soon as possible," the board chairperson said last night.

Child Advocacy Center to aid child victims of abuse opens in Riverhead to serve East End

A center dedicated to advocating for and protecting at-risk children and youth wants the community and local law enforcement agencies to know it has opened a Riverhead office to serve the East End.

Town Board authorizes purchase of new Town Hall complex, sets hearing on proposed battery energy storage code: Aug. 2 meeting recap

Recap of the Aug. 2 town board meeting, where the board OK'd the $20 million purchase of the PBMC Second Street campus.set a hearing on a code to regulate battery energy storage systems, and more.

Police seek help to find Little Flower runaway

Riverhead Town Police are seeking the public’s help to locate a Eianna Delorantis, 18, who left the Little Flower campus in Wading River Monday without permission. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Riverhead Town Police Department at 631-727-4500.

Riverhead will not seek to establish half-percent transfer tax to fund affordable housing

There will be no ballot referendum this year in Riverhead to add a half-percent real estate transfer tax to  build revenue for town-sponsored affordable housing opportunities, as the Town Board has determined that the town has enough affordable housing and the state law allowing East End towns to create a “community housing fund” is not meant for Riverhead.

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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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