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Peter Blasl is an award-winning photographer and newshound who chases breaking news when he's not busy selling ads for the LOCAL websites. He’s a lifelong Riverhead resident, nature-lover and avid fisherman Email Peter

A moment of zen: Sunday sunrise at Indian Island

by Jan 16, 2022
Frigid temperatures this morning gave no hint of the warmer air and rainstorm coming this way tonight. It was only 13° when...

More than 600 boxes of food distributed to those in need in Riverhead

by Feb 25, 2021
Vehicles lined up early at a drive-through food distribution event Tuesday morning at Stotzky Park. The economic consequences of the pandemic have caused a surge in people relying on food pantries and food distribution events to help feed their families.

Firefighters knock down vehicle fire on Rt. 58

by Feb 24, 2021
Firefighters responding to the call at about 10:20 a.m. found a fully involved pickup truck in an eastbound lane of the county highway, just west of Kroemer Avenue.

They read 1,000 books before kindergarten and earned new bicycles

by Sep 17, 2020
Kristopher Depaz and Ayaan Geer, both 5, were rewarded with brand new bicycles for reading 1,000 books before kindergarten. The bikes were donated by Friends of the Riverhead Free Library. Also pictured: Friends president Marcia Littenberg and RFL Youth and Family Services coordinator Lauren Strong. Photo: Peter Blasl

Firefighters battle smoky blaze in Flanders

by Jul 30, 2020
Firefighters from four area fire departments helped Flanders Fire Department extinguish a smoky blaze in a long-vacant commercial building on Flanders Road and Long Neck Boulevard shortly after 3 this afternoon.

New brewery, Tradewinds, opens downtown

by Jun 20, 2020
A new brewery has opened its doors in downtown Riverhead. Tradewinds Brewing is located on West Main Street,...

Updated: Suffolk detectives, mobile crime lab at scene of Doris Avenue standoff; suspect in custody

by Aug 27, 2019
Two hours after police took a man into custody at the Doris Avenue home where he barricaded himself in a tense, four-hour standoff with police, Suffolk County Police Department and Suffolk Fire Rescue Emergency Services investigators have descended on the scene.

Man injured in overturn crash on Fresh Pond Avenue

by Aug 7, 2019
Fresh Pond Avenue is closed to traffic following a single-car crash this morning that sent the driver to Stony Brook University Hospital.

Northwell Health East End Walk raises funds for cardiac and cancer services at PBMC

by May 19, 2019
More than 200 people turned out to walk in the Northwell Health East End Walk at Tanger Outlets in Riverhead Sunday morning.

Blue Waves retire Det. Brian Simonsen’s baseball jersey

by May 14, 2019
The Riverhead Blue Waves paid homage to fallen NYPD detective and Riverhead High School alumnus Brian “Smiles” Simonsen today, retiring his baseball jersey number 21 in special pregame ceremonies on the baseball diamond.