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Peter Blasl

Peter Blasl
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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Three-car crash sends four to hospital

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A three-car crash at the intersection of Northville Turnpike and Middle Road sent four people to the hospital this morning.

Firefighters stop house fire in Flanders

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Occupants escaped unharmed from a house fire at 828 Flanders Road early this afternoon. 

Riverhead firefighters douse house fire in Riverside Saturday afternoon

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All occupants were safely out of the home, according to Southampton Town Police at the scene. No one was injured in the incident, police said.
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