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Planning board OK’s sound wall at Stop & Shop, industrial subdivision, warehouse in Calverton

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The planning board approved a site plan amendment for Stop & Shop on Route 58 providing for a sound wall and a fuel cell cogeneration unit.
A majority of the Riverhead Town Board is agreeable to a builder's request to change the zoning of the former firehouse on Second Street to allow many more commercial uses. (Photo: Denise Civiletti)

Montauk Distilling Co. eyes production facility and tasting room at Second Street firehouse

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The small-batch distillery will produce bourbon, vodka, gin and rum at the 3,800-square-foot space on Second Street, where it will also site a tasting room.

Local News

Town board wrap: Oct. 16 meeting

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Hearings and actions taken at the Oct. 16 Riverhead Town Board meeting.

Weekly roundup: Here’s what you need to know about the week ahead in Riverhead

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There's a whole lot going on in Riverhead this week. Here's a roundup to help you plan the week ahead.

Early voting begins next weekend

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Early voting in Riverhead will take place at the Senior Center on Shade Tree Lane. Polls will be open from Saturday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Nov. 3. The times vary. Details here.

Man dies after falling out of moving limousine on Sound Avenue in Baiting Hollow: police

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A man sustained fatal injuries when he fell out of a limousine traveling on Sound Avenue near Warner Drive in Baiting Hollow this afternoon, Riverhead Town Police said.

Record turnout for town-wide cleanup today

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A crew of more than 50 volunteers turned out to pick up litter around Riverhead Saturday morning.

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Remembering — and being inspired by — a Riverhead hero, PFC Garfield...

Students, teachers and guests packed the Pulaski Street School auditorium Oct. 18 for the 15th annual Garfield Langhorn essay contest awards ceremony.

School district officials unveil scaled-back expansion plans

In response to community feedback, the district has developed scaled-back and less expensive expansion plans — three alternatives ranging in cost from $94.1 million to $79.7 million.

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Public meetings

  • Suffolk County Public Health Hearing
    Tue, Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Evans K. Griffing County Center, 300 Center Drive, Riverhead NY 11901

  • RCSD Board of Education
    Tue, Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • ARB Meeting
    Wed, Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Justice, 210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Oct 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Parking District Advisory Committee
    Thu, Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • ZBA
    Thu, Oct 24 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Landmarks Commission
    Mon, Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Wading River Fire District Commissioners
    Mon, Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    WRFD Headquarters, 1503 North Country Road, Wading River, New York 11792.

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Oct 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead IDA meeting
    Mon, Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Election Day
    Tue, Nov 5 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

  • Town Board
    Wed, Nov 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Wed, Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Farmland Preservation Committee
    Wed, Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Town Hall

  • Special Ed PTA meeting
    Wed, Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riley Avenue Elementary School, Calverton NY 11933

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Nov 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • SWR Board of Education
    Tue, Nov 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    SWR High School, 250B Route 25A, Shoreham NY 11786

  • Wading River Fire District Commissioners
    Tue, Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    WRFD Headquarters, 1503 North Country Road, Wading River, New York 11792.

  • RCSD Board of Education
    Tue, Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Conservation Advisory Committee
    Wed, Nov 13 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Library trustees
    Wed, Nov 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Riverhead Free Library 330 Court St, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

  • Flanders Fire District meeting
    Wed, Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Flanders Fire House located at 19 Firehouse Lane, Flanders

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Nov 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Zoning Board of Appeals
    Thu, Nov 14 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Town Board
    Tue, Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Jamesport Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jamesport Fire House, 25 Manor Lane, Jamesport NY 11947

  • BID Management Association Meeting
    Wed, Nov 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Town Board work session
    Thu, Nov 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Nov 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

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Raymond R. Huntington, 86

Tyronsa L. Michaux, 39

John Norton, 79

Rosa D. Fucile, 88

Christine A. Stulsky, 69

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