Young entrepreneurs plan craft brewery in historic former Riverhead firehouse

Peter Barraud, of Baiting Hollow and Ian Van Bourgondien of Southold, already growing hops on their farm in Peconic, are planning to open their brewery and tasting room at the former firehouse on Second Street by springtime.

Riverhead police: Man sought in knife assault Wednesday night

Police are searching for a man who assaulted a Hispanic male with a knife last night in an area behind a West Main Street business.

As Riverhead reels from racist rant, longtime racial divides are brought into harsh spotlight

Many black Riverhead residents emphasized that race problems in the community run far deeper than a single Facebook rant – and that the town could be doing more to make things better.

Diocese of Rockville Centre introduces compensation program for victims of clergy sex abuse

The Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program provides survivors a way to move forward with claims and receive financial compensation.

Developer seeks to demolish historic downtown home ‘in grave disrepair,’ replace with parking lot

The developer of the Preston House and the L.I. Aquarium wants to buy and demolish an designated landmark on East Main Street for parking purposes and has appealed the Riverhead Landmarks Preservation Commission’s denial of its demolition application.

Opinion & Blogs

CROP walk raises funds to fight hunger

This year more than 20 people walked a four-mile hike around downtown Riverhead Sunday, joining more than 100,000 people worldwide to raise funds to combat hunger.

Moustache Brewing Co. is quadrupling size of its brewery, adding new tasting room

Owners Lauri and Matt Spitz announced on Facebook Live last night that they are quadrupling the size of their facilities on Hallett Avenue and adding a new tasting room.

Praying for salvation in Riverhead: Downtown church leads annual prayer march on Main Street Sunday

A large, spirited crowd marched up Main Street Sunday morning to proclaim “Riverhead for Christ” with music, prayers and preaching.

Racist Facebook rant by Riverhead town attorney’s wife sparks outrage

A racist rant on Facebook by the wife of a Riverhead public official last night sparked outrage on social media and has members of the town’s anti-bias task force calling for his resignation.

Cyclist hit by car on Edwards Avenue

A cyclist was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital after being hit by a car on Edwards Avenue Sunday afternoon as he was attempting to turn left onto River Road.

East End Mobile Theatre presents Shakespeare’s classic story of pure Machiavellian evil: Richard III

East End Mobile Theatre's production of Richard III opens in Greenport Oct. 26, with two performances at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church before moving to Poquatuck Hall in Orient and closing out its run at the Jamesport Meeting House Nov. 2-4.



Man beaten in attempted robbery in downtown Riverhead

A man was beaten by three teens in an attempted robbery on East Second Street late last night, according to Riverhead Town Police. Police said...

Who has the best class float? S-O-P-H-S

Riverhead's homecoming parade was a washout, canceled by this morning's rain, but the game went on —  the Blue Waves picked up a much-needed win — and so did the float competition.

Main Road crash injures five

The crash between a pickup truck and a small sedan occurred just before 2:15 west of South Jamesport Avenue.

Riverhead man charged with sexually abusing five-year-old boy

Police said the child's mother reported that her five year old son had been sexually abused by an adult male roommate.

Community donations help restock toys and supplies at Southampton Head Start, school for low-income children

Thanks to some generous community donations, Southampton Head Start has filled its school on Flanders Road with new toys and supplies for its low-income students.


Riverhead High School artists to be showcased at ‘Art Barre’ event

Four Riverhead High School artists will have their work exhibited at Peconic Ballet Theatre. will show their works at the Peconic Ballet Art Foundation's Art Barre event on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Two local elementary schools adopt new ‘mindfulness curricula’

Riverhead School District is adopting new curricula in two of the elementary schools to help students learn how to quiet their minds, relax, reduce stress, develop pro-social behaviors in order to be able to focus on their schoolwork.


Waves advance in post-season play with shutout win over West Islip,...

Riverhead shutout West Islip 3-0 at the Pulaski turf field.

Riverhead comes up with big homecoming win against Copiague

Riverhead (3-3) needed to come away with the win today, and that’s exactly what they did.

Wildcats top Blue Waves, 5-1

Riverhead falls to Newfield, 33-12



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Update: Riverhead homecoming parade canceled

Riverhead High School is getting ready to celebrate its homecoming game tomorrow with its annual parade and festivities in downtown Riverhead.

Riverhead library invites community to its 2nd annual Latin American Family Fiesta

Today the Riverhead Free Library will celebrate the Second Annual Latin American Family Fiesta, a community celebration for parents and children with music, dancing, games and snacks.

Riverhead cop on patrol foils thieves at Route 58 auto dealership

The men who were in the process of removing wheels and tires from new cars parked on the lot at Apple Honda early this morning are still at large.

Riverhead eyes hi-tech parking ticket system to beef up enforcement

Parking code enforcement in Riverhead may soon be aided by mobile technology that will expedite ticketing and increase the rate of payments by violators, according to a Maryland firm that pitched the new system to town board members this morning.

Chrysler-Jeep is back in Riverhead: Dodge dealership awarded franchise after eight-year absence in local market

The new Riverhead Dodge-Ram-Chrylser-Jeep will relocate to much larger, state-of-the-art showroom and service facilities on Route 58 currently being designed by the Strollo family, whose patriarch, Tony Strollo, founded Riverhead Dodge in 1976.

Cuomo to feds: N.Y. will sue over ‘inequitable’ commercial fluke quota

New York's commercial fluke fishing quota is based on incomplete 30-year-old data and discriminates against New York commercial fishermen, according to the governor.

Riverhead Girl Scout troop builds bookshelves and collects toys for Little Flower Children Services

A local Girl Scout troop constructed four bookcases and collected numerous toys and books to donate to Little Flower Children Services in Wading River last month.

Locals ramp up Puerto Rican relief efforts

Three weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, local residents are still motivated and mobilized to provide assistance with food, supplies and money.

Riverhead cops charge Moriches man in knife-point holdup of Wading River smoke shop last month

Riverhead Town Police have charged a 27-year-old Moriches man with first-degree robbery in connection with the knife-point holdup of a Wading River smoke shop on Sept. 17.

Powered by incumbents, Republicans out-raise Democrats more than three to one in campaign cash in current election cycle

The two incumbents in the local elections this year, Supervisor Sean Walter and Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, both Republicans, together have raised more money — almost twice as much, in fact — than the four non-incumbent candidates combined.

Public meetings

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Landmarks Commission
    Mon, Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Board of Education
    Tue, Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • ARB Meeting
    Wed, Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Justice, 210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

  • ZBA
    Thu, Oct 26 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Wed, Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Special Ed PTA meeting
    Wed, Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riley Avenue Elementary School, Calverton NY 11933

  • Farmland Preservation Committee
    Wed, Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Town Hall

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead IDA meeting
    Mon, Nov 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Town Board
    Tue, Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Conservation Advisory Committee
    Wed, Nov 8 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Flanders Fire District meeting
    Wed, Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Flanders Fire House located at 19 Firehouse Lane, Flanders

  • Calverton Civic Association Meeting
    Wed, Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riley Avenue School, 374 Riley Ave, Calverton, NY, United States

  • ZBA
    Thu, Nov 9 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Recreation Advisory Committee
    Mon, Nov 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Agricultural Advisory Committee
    Mon, Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Meeting: Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association
    Mon, Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Crohan Community Center, 655 Flanders Road (Rt.24), Flanders,

  • Library Trustees Meeting
    Tue, Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Riverhead Free Library Long Island Room

  • Riverhead Open Space Committee
    Tue, Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Board of Education
    Tue, Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Handicapped Advisory Committee
    Wed, Nov 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Small Business Advisory Committee
    Wed, Nov 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Ethics Committee
    Wed, Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • BID Management Association Meeting
    Wed, Nov 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Nov 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

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