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Public input sought on draft recommendations for comprehensive plan update, public workshop set for Dec. 13 at Town Hall

by Nov 19, 2023
The purpose of the Dec. 13 workshop is to test draft recommendations with the public before the draft document is presented to the public, according to town officials.

School district reports discovery of ‘small swastika’ at middle school

by Nov 18, 2023
Riverhead Central School District reports the discovery of another swastika symbol on school property, this time on a piece of artwork at Riverhead Middle School.

Riverhead IDA board member lashes out at school district’s lawyer during public hearing

by Nov 17, 2023
The tension that’s been building between the Riverhead school district and Riverhead Industrial Development Agency over property tax exemptions was on full display at Monday’s RIDA meeting, where one RIDA board member lashed out at the school district, accusing it of hating subsidized housing and failing to control its own budget.

Cops: Mastic Beach man charged this week in multiple larcenies in Riverhead

by Nov 17, 2023
Police said the man continued shoplifting after being arrested and released on desk appearance tickets.

Riverhead’s loose leaf pickup to begin Nov. 27

by Nov 16, 2023
The Riverhead Town highway department will begin town-wide loose leaf pickup on Nov. 27. Here are the pickup dates, areas and instructions.

Riverhead Police investigate armed robbery at West Main Street store

by Nov 15, 2023
Riverhead Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place at a West Main Street store Tuesday night and seeking witnesses to the crime.

New deputy town attorney named, more appointments to the Anti-Bias Task Force: Riverhead Town Board meeting wrap-up

by Nov 15, 2023
The Riverhead Town Board had a busy agenda at its first meeting after the local election last week. Here's a rundown of actions taken at its Nov. 9 meeting.

After questions about bus stop relocation from train station to Griffing Avenue, county will move bus stop back to train station

by Nov 14, 2023
A spokesperson for Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone told RiverheadLOCAL today the bus stop would be moved back to the train station “over the next few days.” The move to Griffing Avenue “clearly … wasn’t working out as intended,” the spokesperson said.

West Main Street apartment building plan has public hearing

by Nov 14, 2023
The proposed five-story, mixed-use apartment building on West Main Street just west of Court Street will provide 133 market-rate apartments and 5,100-square-feet of ground-floor retail space on a 1.9-acre property.

Riverhead Police seek information about boy missing from Timothy Hill

by Nov 13, 2023
Police are seeking the public's help to locate a 17-year-old boy reported missing from Timothy Hill Children's Ranch in Riverhead.