Capital One closing downtown Riverhead branch in November

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The branch on the corner of East Main Street and East Avenue will close in mid-November, a company spokesperson said today.

New board members sworn in, two administrators appointed at tense meeting Tuesday night

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Appointments to two top administrative positions last night drew searing criticism from former board member Lori Hulse, who said the new director of fine arts was not qualified for the position and should have been chosen from within Riverhead school district.

Plans for long-vacant former health club site on Flanders Road moving forward, developer says

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Developer Island Properties of Farmingville which plans to build a new 10,000-square-foot building to house a health club and a meditation/massage center, says it has all necessary approvals and is moving forward with the project.

Riverhead’s roller discos are back this Thursday at Stotzky skate rink

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The free event will be held under a glimmering disco ball at the hockey rink at Stotzky Park Thursday, where a DJ will spin some groovy tunes from the years of big hair and sequin jackets.

Riverhead cop, Flanders civic leader to be sworn in as school board members at tonight’s meeting

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Riverhead Police Officer Byron Perez and Flanders Riverside Northampton Community Association president Ron Fisher will be sworn in tonight as trustees of the Riverhead Central School District, filling the vacancies created by the resignation of two board members in June.

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Updated: Missing runaway back home

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Daniel Ortez, age 16, of Riverhead was last seen on Aug. 5, police said. His whereabouts is unknown, but no foul play is suspected, police said.

Polish Town Fair returns this weekend with street fair, food trucks and polka

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Riverhead's Polish Town will transform into a sea of red and white this weekend for two days of polka, dancing and Polish cuisine during the 43rd annual Polish Town Fair.

Cops: Riverside drug dealer led police on chase, tossed heroin out of car

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The heroin Johnson was distributing is believed to be linked to several overdoses in both Southampton Town and Suffolk County, police said.

Man shot at graduation party last night; Riverhead police seek information

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Police said a 37-year-old Flanders man was shot while attending a graduation party on Fanning Street last night.

Two trucks collide at Northville Turnpike intersection, injuring one driver

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The impact of the crash knocked the bed right of the chassis of one of the pickup trucks and sent it and a trailer the truck was towing crashing through a fence.

Aquebogue woman offers to sing for her ring, a family heirloom lost at Alive on 25

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Musician Larrin Gerard, 33, is offering a free gig to the person who returns her great-grandmother's ring to her. She lost it on during the Aug. 10 Alive on 25 event where she was performing.

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West Nile virus found in North Fork mosquito sample; 63 positive samples collected in Suffolk so far this year

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The Southold sample was the first positive mosquito sample reported by the Suffolk County health department this summer.

Police seek information about burglary

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Police said a resident reported that an unknown person entered the house through a rear bedroom window and stole two handguns and cash.

Alive on 25, take three, draws thousands to downtown Riverhead: photo slideshow

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From classic cars on Peconic Avenue to Bubble-Palooza on McDermott, folks of all ages enjoyed food, music, exhibits, games, shopping and socializing.

Police searching for 16-year-old girl, reported missing from Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch

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Katelyn Rodriguez, 16, disappeared from Timothy Hill Children's Ranch earlier this week, according to police.

Early morning blaze destroys trucks at West Main Street equipment business

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The blaze burned vehicles and storage containers in the yard of an equipment business at 1794 W. Main St. in Riverhead. No one was injured.

Schools

New board members sworn in, two administrators appointed at tense meeting...

Appointments to two top administrative positions last night drew searing criticism from former board member Lori Hulse, who said the new director of fine arts was not qualified for the position and should have been chosen from within Riverhead school district.

Riverhead cop, Flanders civic leader to be sworn in as school...

Riverhead Police Officer Byron Perez and Flanders Riverside Northampton Community Association president Ron Fisher will be sworn in tonight as trustees of the Riverhead Central School District, filling the vacancies created by the resignation of two board members in June.

Sports

Former Waves lacrosse star earns All-American honors

Former Blue Waves lacrosse star Mark Andrejack has been named an All-American Athlete.

Riverhead girls lacrosse season ends with tough loss to Smithtown East...

Riverhead’s girls lacrosse season ended on a rainy windswept field in Smithtown yesterday, where the Blue Waves fell to No. 2 seed Smithtown East, 14-9.

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Obituaries

Lloyd Hubbard Clark, 93

Barbara L. Jackson, 82

Alfred E. Bouffard, 89

Lucy B. Sendlewski , 89

MaryLou Merasco, 73

Theodora A. Czartosieski, 94

Joyce O. Grattan, 79

Winifred B. Riches, 104

James A. Warner Jr., 75

 

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Perfect weather is forecast for tonight’s Alive on 25 street festival downtown

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Live music, family entertainment and lots of food tonight on Main Street for the Alive on 25 street festival. Here's the rundown of what's happening.

Traffic alert: Street closures today for Alive on 25 festival

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Main Street will be closed to traffic from 2 to 11 p.m. between Griffing and Ostrander Avenues for the Alive on 25 street festival today in downtown Riverhead. Portions of Peconic and Roanoke avenues will also be closed.

Sparkling Pointe wins ‘Winery of the Year’ award at statewide competition

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Martha Clara Vineyards, Paumanok Vineyards and Clovis Point Vineyard and Winery also took home top awards at at the annual competition organized by the New York Wine and Grape Foundation.

Jens-Smith wins Independence Party line: Walter’s petitions come up short

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A State Supreme Court judge today ruled in favor of Laura Jens-Smith in the action she brought challenging signatures on Supervisor Sean Walter’s Independence Party petitions.

North Fork Fire coming to Wading River’s Shoppes at East Wind

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Greenport Fire owners are expanding, offering up a variety of spicy sauces plus cigars and other hot items.

Police search for 15-year-old runaway girl, reported missing from Riverhead home

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Gilma Muralles has been reported as a missing runaway from her Riverhead home, the press release said. She is believed to still be located in the Riverhead or Flanders area.

Riverhead Industrial Development Agency approves tax benefits for hotel and medical office along Route 58 corridor

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The developer of the Residence Inn got a sales tax exemption increase and the developer of a proposed medical office on Ostrander Avenue just north of Route 58 got a package of benefits including a five-year property tax abatement.

Catsimatidis still pursuing Luminati EPCAL deal, according to his spokesperson

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The billionaire businessman's representative was critical of the town's slow pace and negotiating posture.

VFW Auxiliary launches collection drive for hospitalized veterans in Northport

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Riverhead VFW Post 2476 Auxiliary is collecting toiletries, supplies and clothing items for veterans in the Northport VA hospital, now through Oct. 1.

Town historian settles into new office space at renovated East Lawn building

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A look inside the Riverhead town historian's new office and the treasure trove of documents and information it holds.

Public meetings

  • Riverhead Handicapped Advisory Committee
    Wed, Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Small Business Advisory Committee
    Wed, Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Ethics Committee
    Wed, Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • BID Management Association Meeting
    Wed, Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Aug 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Board of Education
    Tue, Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • ARB Meeting
    Wed, Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Justice, 210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

  • ZBA
    Thu, Aug 24 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Landmarks Commission
    Mon, Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead IDA meeting
    Mon, Sep 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Town Board
    Tue, Sep 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

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

  • Special Ed PTA meeting
    Wed, Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riley Avenue Elementary School, Calverton NY 11933

  • Farmland Preservation Committee
    Wed, Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Town Hall

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

  • Riverhead Recreation Advisory Committee
    Mon, Sep 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Agricultural Advisory Committee
    Mon, Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Meeting: Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association
    Mon, Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Crohan Community Center, 655 Flanders Road (Rt.24), Flanders,

  • Library Trustees Meeting
    Tue, Sep 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Riverhead Free Library Long Island Room

  • Board of Education
    Tue, Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Open Space Committee
    Tue, Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Conservation Advisory Committee
    Wed, Sep 13 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Flanders Fire District meeting
    Wed, Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Flanders Fire House located at 19 Firehouse Lane, Flanders

  • Calverton Civic Association Meeting
    Wed, Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riley Avenue School, 374 Riley Ave, Calverton, NY, United States

  • ZBA
    Thu, Sep 14 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

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