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BID eyes space in town-owned building on Main Street

The Riverhead BID Management Association is interested in the vacant storefront next to Craft'd in a building the town recently acquired.

CDC now recommends vaccinated wear masks in some places with high transmission, including Long Island

The CDC has reversed its recommended guidance on mask use in public indoor settings for vaccinated individuals, especially in areas with high community transmission, citing an increase of breakthrough cases by the Delta variant. The CDC is also recommending K-12 students and staff wear masks in the coming school year, regardless of vaccination status.


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‘Semi-conscious’ motorist charged with felony DWI under Leandra’s Law after Good Samaritan intervenes: police

by | Jul 27, 7:16 am
Another motorist approached the vehicle, stopped in a roadway for an extended period, to see if the driver needed assistance and found that she “appeared to be semi-conscious, very disoriented with slurred speech.” He was able to reach inside the Toyota, put the vehicle in park, turn off the ignition and remove the keys, police said.

Cops: Action by crash victim leads to DWI arrest

A woman who was rear-ended while stopped at an intersection by a vehicle whose driver left the scene followed him and got him to pull over. He was then arrested for driving while intoxicated, police said.

Riverhead woman files $10 million civil rights action against town police

In a complaint filed last month in federal court, a Riverhead woman said she was injured by police officers in June 2019 as they attempted to arrest her son.

Virtual public meeting set on proposed town square design

Riverhead Town will host a virtual public meeting with Urban Design Associates on Aug. 5, to update the community on the progress of the town square project and solicit additional public input.

Zeldin blasts DOJ decision against probe into COVID-19 deaths in NY’s state-run nursing homes

The U.S. Justice Department has decided not to open a civil rights investigation into how government-run nursing homes in New York State responded to the COVID-19 crisis last year. The decision drew fire from Rep. Lee Zeldin, who called it a "gift" to Gov. Andrew Cuomo by the Biden Administration.

Police seek information on vehicle that struck 3-year-old child in Riverside

Southampton Town Police are seeking information about small child struck by a vehicle on Old Quogue Road in Riverside yesterday evening.

Moody’s upgrades Riverhead Town’s credit rating

Riverhead Town’s credit rating has been upgraded by Moody’s Investors Service from Aa3 to Aa2. The town's rating was downgraded from Aa2 to Aa3 in 2015.

Calverton teen sets records in national powerlifting competition

What began as a pandemic hobby has turned 16-year old Andrew MacGray into a powerlifting record holder — and an opportunity to compete on an international stage this year.

Police charge two in Aquebogue burglary

Riverhead Police today announced the arrest of two people in connection with a the burglary of an Aquebogue home last week.

CAP Youth Coalition urges town board to focus marijuana efforts on youth prevention

Riverhead Town looks to Riverhead CAP Youth Coalition for assistance to help prevent marijuana use by the community's youth.

Optimum to install infrastructure for Grangebel Park security cameras by July 30, town officials say

Supervisor candidate Catherine Kent and council candidate Evelyn Hobson-Womack on Tuesday criticized the Aguiar administration for the pace of progress on a security camera program downtown, where cameras installed in Grangebel Park remain inoperable. Today, the supervisor revealed that internet provider Optimim/Altice says it will have the connection installed by July 30.

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Riverhead Town is again late remitting school taxes to district, BOE...

The Riverhead Central School District, which last July filed a notice of claim against the town demanding remittance of school tax revenues, has again not received the full property tax remittance due on June 30.

In honor of late teacher Keri Stromski, Riverhead schools plan outdoor...

Aquebogue Elementary School in Riverhead will establish an outdoor learning space in memory of the school’s late teacher Keri Stromski.

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