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Alek Lewis is a lifelong Riverhead resident and a 2021 graduate of Stony Brook University’s School of Communication and Journalism. Previously, he served as news editor of Stony Brook’s student newspaper, The Statesman, and was a member of the campus’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Email:

Aguiar’s final ‘State of the Town’ speech highlights her accomplishments as supervisor

by Dec 4, 2023
Titled “The Foundation has Been Laid for Riverhead’s Future,” Supervisor Yvette Aguiar's final 'State of the Town' speech highlighted accomplishments of town government during her tenure.

State report tees up transition of LIPA to run its own electric grid after PSEG contract expires

by Dec 2, 2023
The Long Island Power Authority would transition to operating its own electric grid after its current contract with PSEG expires in 2026, if an action plan created by the New York State Legislature’s LIPA commission is adopted by the state.

Luxury inn and resort uses would be allowed north of Sound Avenue under code change being considered in Riverhead

by Dec 1, 2023
The Riverhead Town Board is considering amending the zoning code to allow the development of a resort and spa uses on areas north of Sound Avenue, from Baiting Hollow to the Southold Town line.

Behind the Fence Gallery brings its life-sized statues to downtown Riverhead

by Nov 30, 2023
Meet Alison Jennerich of Baiting Hollow, new owner of Behind the Fence Gallery, which sells life-size statues and collectibles. She worked as its gallery director for seven years, before she bought the business and moved it from Southampton to West Main Street in Riverhead.

Aguiar criticizes L.I. Science Center president and, citing lack of progress, says town is having site appraised for possible eminent...

by Nov 29, 2023
Supervisor Yvette Aguiar criticized the Long Island Science Center's president this week, alleging he delayed the development of a new museum on East Main Street and secretly trying to sell the property.

Man arrested for grand larceny after purchasing a car in Riverside with movie prop money

by Nov 29, 2023
A man has been arrested and charged with grand larceny after purchasing a car in Riverside using movie prop money, according to Southampton Police.

Cops: Two juveniles arrested for assaulting homeless man

by Nov 28, 2023
Two juveniles have been arrested after allegedly assaulting a homeless man near TJ Maxx in Riverhead, according to Riverhead Police.

Peconic Bay Medical Center receives ‘A’ rating from hospital safety group

by Nov 28, 2023
Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead received an 'A' rating for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group, according to the hospital safety rating group’s fall 2023 report.

Riverhead Town Board to return head planner to work — and strip him of his authority

by Nov 20, 2023
The Town Board is poised to order head planner Jefferson Murphree back to work this week. But he'll be coming back to a new position in a new department — and he will no longer be a department head. Instead he'll be reporting to Dawn Thomas, who will head up the new Department of Planning and Economic Development.

Peconic Hockey Rink gears up for opening at Veterans Memorial Park in Calverton

by Nov 17, 2023
The Peconic Hockey Rink, located at Veterans Memorial Park in Calverton, is getting ready for its grand opening ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 25, where honored guests, including the first New York Islanders’ team captain, will be in attendance.