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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 hires special counsel to defend lawsuit by Calverton Aviation & Technology

by Feb 5, 2024
Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman of Hauppauge was hired by RIverhead to represent the town and the Riverhead IDA in the lawsuit filed last month by Calverton Aviation & Technology seeking to enforce its purchase agreement with the town for 1,644 acres of vacant industrial land in Calverton.

Polish Town Street Fair and Festival to make a comeback this summer

by Feb 3, 2024
The Polish Town Street Fair and Festival, after being on the shelf since 2020, will be back in this year, Polish Town Civic Association President Kevin Davis said in an interview yesterday. 

Nurses and healthcare workers at PBMC vote overwhelmingly to authorize a strike

by Feb 1, 2024
Nurses and healthcare workers at Peconic Bay Medical Center have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike, seeking wages and benefits on par with those paid at other Long Island hospitals.

Cops: House manager, residents of group home on Northville Turnpike face charges after fight

by Feb 1, 2024
Two men were arrested on assault charges and a third man was arrested on a menacing charge following a fight at a...

Rothwell asks to clear up ‘slight confusion’ over response to calls at hockey rink and water park in Calverton

by Feb 1, 2024
In anticipation of heavy use of the ice rink facility and Scott's Pointe water park in Calverton, Council Member Ken Rothwell invited emergency services agencies that serve the area to discuss plans to ensure fast response times for calls.

Preparing to defend EPCAL contract litigation, Town Board interviews four law firms

by Feb 1, 2024
Supervisor Tim Hubbard called a special Town Board work session behind closed doors Monday to interview law firms for the job of representing the town in what may be the most consequential litigation it has ever faced.

Riverhead teachers union speaks out at Albany rally for bills to ban IDA school tax exemptions

by Jan 31, 2024
Representatives of unions, school funding advocates and government watchdog groups gathered in the State Capitol Wednesday to call for the passage of legislation that seeks to prohibit industrial development agencies from abating school district taxes.

Analysis: Town’s lawsuit over Calverton sand mine grinds on, despite N.Y. high court decision last year that seemed to end the...

by Jan 29, 2024
Somewhere inside the Suffolk Supreme Court in Riverhead, a judge has a pounding headache. And it’s not about to go away anytime soon. Here's why.

Riverhead looks to save historic building that was one of Long Island’s first power plants

by Jan 28, 2024
The former power plant was built in 1897 by a Riverhead company founded just six years after Thomas Edison built the country’s first electric generating plant in New York City. It was the second power company on Long Island. PSEG-LI plans to raze the building next month.

Real estate transfers: Jan. 26, 2024

by Jan 26, 2024
Transfers of real estate in the Town of Riverhead and selected hamlets in the Town of Southampton reported for RiverheadLOCAL by Suffolk Vision title service on Jan. 26, 2024.