We need your help.

Now more than ever, local news matters.

Update: After new executive order issued Monday night, school board meeting will be held virtually again — and streamed live online

by
The public is invited to attend tomorrow’s Riverhead school board meeting for the first time since the coronavirus crisis began in March.

Governor sets July 28 school budget revote date

by
The governor's executive order scheduling the July 28 revote date was issued Friday evening on a holiday weekend and gives school districts until Tuesday to mail out postcard notices of the election and budget hearing date to all residents

Local News

Here’s how to watch and participate in Tuesday’s town board and CDA meetings

by | Jul 6, 11:44 am
Here's how you can access the Riverhead Town Board and CDA meetings by Zoom on Tuesday, plus a rundown of public hearings on the agenda.

Health advisory in effect again Monday for ground-level ozone, air quality index of 140 expected

by
Use caution outdoors today. The air quality index on Long Island is forecast to reach 140, unhealthy for young children, people with respiratory disease such as asthma, and people who exercise or do vigorous work outdoors. Also, the UV index will be very high today.

With new infection and fatality numbers down, Long Island is set to enter Phase Four on Wednesday

by
Reopening progress on Long Island has not resulted in a spike in any of the indicators public health officials continue to closely monitor. The region’s coronavirus infection numbers continue to look good, with a .8% infection rate yesterday and is set to enter Phase Four Wednesday.

Air quality health advisory for ozone in effect today for Long Island and NYC metro region

by
Environmental and health officials have issued an air quality health advisory for Long Island and the New York City metro region today from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. The pollutant of concern is ozone.

A (sort of) different Fourth of July: lots of traffic, shoppers, barbecues and illegal fireworks

by
There were no official fireworks shows, which were canceled due to the large crowds these events typically draw. But there were plenty of illegal fireworks lighting up the after-dark skies from one end of town to the other, delighting some residents and annoying others.

Opinion and Blogs

Community Announcements

Schools

Update: After new executive order issued Monday night, school board meeting...

The public is invited to attend tomorrow’s Riverhead school board meeting for the first time since the coronavirus crisis began in March.

School board adopts contingent budget, shaving $2 million off proposal rejected...

Contingency spending plan, said to be a stop-gap until revote on failed budget, cuts nearly $1M from athletics programs, makes steep cuts to music performances and clubs, electives, elementary literacy and more.

Instagram

See more @riverheadlocal. Tag your photos with #riverheadlocal to be featured on our website.

Public meetings

Daily newsletter

Get fresh local news straight to your inbox every morning.

* indicates required

Obituaries

Jean M. Konkel, 93

Elaine E. Cuddy, 82

Richard R. Prieto, 88

James Miller Sr., 85

Police & Courts

Facebook

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!