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Denise is a veteran local reporter, editor, attorney and former Riverhead Town councilwoman. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, including investigative reporting and writer of the year awards from the N.Y. Press Association. She is a founder, owner and co-publisher of this website.Email Denise.

Riverhead Town government offices moving into new Town Hall on West Second Street this week

by Sep 25, 2023
Riverhead Town government offices are moving into the new Town Hall at 4 West Second St. this week. The current Town Hall will be open on a limited basis. Residents should call ahead if they need to transact business in person.

Swastikas drawn on desks at Riverhead High School, superintendent reports in letter

by Sep 23, 2023
Riverhead Central School District officials have opened an investigation this week into swastikas drawn on desks in a Riverhead High School classroom.

Court dismisses lawsuit brought by suspended Riverhead department head to enforce subpoena for documents

by Sep 23, 2023
The judge called the subpoena "nothing more than a fishing expedition" and vacated a July 5 restraining order that had prevented Jefferson Murphree's disciplinary hearing from continuing.

Battery storage and Calverton industrial moratoriums have majority support, Hubbard says

by Sep 21, 2023
Moratoriums on industrial development in Calverton and commercial battery energy storage facilities town-wide have the support of a majority of the Riverhead Town Board, Council Member Tim Hubbard said today.

IDA action on Triple Five request for tax breaks without firm development plan is ‘improper,’ ‘inappropriate’ & ‘irresponsible,’ senators say

by Sep 20, 2023
CAT has backed away from its air cargo proposal for EPCAL and now says its development plan is in flux. The IDA's review of CAT's application for tax breaks in the absence of a firm plan is improper, the chairperson of the State Senate's government watchdog committee said. First District Sen. Anthony Palumbo, a member of that committee, agreed.

Tuesday’s Town Board meeting is canceled due to lack of a quorum

by Sep 18, 2023
Tomorrow's Town Board meeting and Community Development Agency meetings have been canceled for lack of a quorum, meaning only two board members out of five were available to attend.

Meet Riverhead Town’s newest centenarian, Arlene Doroszka

by Sep 18, 2023
Arlene Doroszka credits genetics for here longevity and good health. But those who know the vibrant 100-year-old say she's kept fit and healthy by remaining active, spending time outdoors, where she enjoys gardening and yard work.

More changes to special events code on Town Board’s agenda Tuesday

by Sep 18, 2023
The proposed revisions would generally roll back many of the procedural requirements adopted in 2018 and 2019 that were made after various town departments brought complaints about the existing code to the Town Board.
Jewish Holiday Rosh hashanah honey and apples with pomegranate

Rosh Hashanah begins today at sundown

by Sep 15, 2023
Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the Jewish new year 5784, begins at sundown today.Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of a cycle of fall holidays, beginning with sunset on the night of the new moon and continuing with the day of fasting of Yom Kippur.

Minor coastal flooding expected on north shore as Lee passes east of Montauk this weekend

by Sep 14, 2023
A coastal flood advisory has been issued for Friday night into Sunday morning for the north shore of Suffolk and Nassau County as Hurricane Lee passes about 250-300 miles east of Montauk, the National Weather Service said this afternoon.