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Ambulance company hosts toy drive in memory of Gracelyn Perkowski

The Flanders Northampton Volunteer Ambulance Company is hosting a toy drive in memory of Gracelyn Perkowski, the 4-year-old child who died following a car accident on Flanders Road Jan. 13.

Bay Shore man facing felony DWI and weapons charges after incident at county jail

An allegedly drunk driver on the grounds of the Riverhead Correctional Facility was arrested last night for driving while intoxicated and possession of a “ghost gun,” the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office said this morning.



Planners reconsider Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard’s application for new tasting room

by | Jan 22, 10:27 am
The Riverhead Planning Board is reconsidering a site plan it rejected in October in a 3-2 vote, now that one of the members who voted against approval has retired.

Police seek information on missing 13-year-old girl

The Riverhead Police Department is asking the public's help to locate Maria Mete, 13, who left the Little Flower Children’s Services campus...

Giglio and Toulon to offer free COVID-19 test kits and N95 masks Saturday

Assemblywoman Jodi Giglio and Sheriff Errol Toulon are offering free COVID-19 test kits and N95 masks to the community Saturday morning.

Man held on felony assault charge after fight

A Riverhead man was arrested on a felony assault charge following a fight that sent another man to the hospital Thursday night, police said.

Police again ask for help locating driver in fatal hit-and-run crash in Riverside, offer reward

Suffolk County Police are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the driver in a fatal hit and run crash in Riverside last week.

Riverhead green-lights EPCAL drag racing events for 2022

Drag racing events will be held on 12 weekends this year at the Calverton Enterprise Park, after approvals granted by the town board Wednesday.

More than 300 tax grievance lawsuits are filed against Riverhead every year. Here’s what it means to you at tax...

Commercial property owners in Riverhead have gotten their tax assessments reduced by tens of millions of dollars through litigation over the past five years. 

Curtain to rise on Suffolk Theater’s new act

Nearly a decade after its rebirth as a performing arts venue, the Suffolk Theater is poised to make a new transition under new leadership, moving away from its cabaret-style, dinner-theater model.

Maureen’s Haven pushes through another pandemic winter

The Riverhead-based Maureen’s Haven is pushing through another pandemic winter to provide shelter, food and more to the East End's homeless population. The number of people seeking shelter this winter has been "through the roof" since Christmas.

Riverhead Police seek information about 16-year-old runaway from Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch

Police said Jordain Baskerville,16, is a white male, approximately 5’-6” tall, 150 lbs., with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing a black bubble jacket, jeans and black shoes. He left Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch on Jan. 17. No foul play is suspected, police said.

Riverhead Police Report: December 2021

Riverhead Town Police reported 192 criminal incidents and made 42 arrests in December, according to a report released Thursday by Police Chief David Hegermiller.

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District outlines proposals for nine-period day, expanded electives

Administrators in the Riverhead Central School District outlined their plan for the return of a nine-period day and the expansion of their course offerings in advance of this year’s upcoming budget proposal.

COVID causes spike in absences in Riverhead schools after winter break

Superintendent Augustine Tornatore said 25% of the student population and 22% of the district’s staff did not attend school the last three days, a number which he attributed primarily to COVID cases, isolations and those waiting for test results. 

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