Tougher codes for dealing with snowstorms set for town board public hearing March 20

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Tougher codes for snow emergencies would criminalize disobeying closed-road orders, clarify property owners' responsibilities for clearing sidewalks and make commercial property owners responsible for clearing bus shelters and access to them.

Town looks to private sector to develop recreation facility for EPCAL parkland

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Riverhead officials are going to issue a request for proposals for the development of an indoor sports and recreation center at the town park in Calverton.

Riverhead police seek information in another commercial burglary

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Riverhead Town Police have announced a second burglary that occurred in the early morning hours today, this one at an auto parts store on West Main Street.

Bellone nominates Suffolk’s first woman police commissioner

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County Executive Steve Bellone today announced the nomination of Geraldine Hart, a career FBI agent who is currently the head of the bureau’s Long Island office. The nomination is subject to legislative approval.

Cops seek information on burglary at Route 58 equipment company

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Someone broke the glass front doors at Malvese Equipment to gain entry and removed a portable generator from the building, police said.

Opinion & Blogs

Solar power company withdraws lawsuit over proposed EPCAL land sale

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The lawsuit, which sought to set aside a letter of intent between the town and Luminati Aerospace, became moot when the defendants conceded the letter of intent is no longer valid, according to the attorney for sPower. The town is free to entertain better offers than the current $40 million bid.

Preventing teen dating violence: Documentary ‘Audrie and Daisy’ to screen at Riverhead library on Feb. 27

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A free screening of a documentary dealing with teen dating violence prevention will screen at the Riverhead Free Library - parents, educators, counselors and others who interact with adolescents are urged to view it.

A network of neighbors commits to being ‘present’ for undocumented residents

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A new network is taking shape on the North Fork with the goal of providing support to undocumented residents and their families and bearing witness to federal immigration enforcement actions in the local area.

Dense fog advisory in effect until 10 a.m.

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Limited visibilities of one-quarter mile or less at times will make travel very difficult, the National Weather Service in New York said in a statement early this morning.

Blue Waves alumnae to return to Riverhead High School gym March 17

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More than 30 Blue Waves alumnae — including members of the championship 2012 and 1984 teams —are ready to hit the court on March 17 for the first-ever Riverhead High School girls basketball alumni day game.

Zeldin bill would allow government to revoke citizenship for alleged offenses up to 10 years after naturalization

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Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) has proposed sweeping reforms to federal Immigration and Nationality Law that would allow the government to revoke the citizenship of naturalized U.S. citizens within 10 years after naturalization for a broad range of alleged offenses.

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Dense fog advisory in effect until 10 a.m.

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A dense fog advisory is in effect this morning until 10 a.m. Limited visibilities of one-quarter mile or less at times will make travel...

County to offer another free flu-shot clinic in Riverhead Saturday morning

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Flu shots will be provided at Riverhead Free Library on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Another clinic is being offered in Hauppauge on Thursday afternoon.

Today is Presidents’ Day: What’s open, what’s closed

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The holiday — officially recognized by the federal government as one set aside to celebrate the birthday of our nation's first president, George Washington — is popularly known as Presidents’ Day. Here's a rundown of holiday closings and schedules.

L.I. Winterfest returns to the East End, with a kickoff party in Riverhead Friday

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The 11th Annual Winterfest, a month-long, multi-venue festival of music, art and locally sourced food and drink, kicks off this week with a party at the Hotel Indigo East End Friday night.

Councilman Tim Hubbard to be named deputy supervisor

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Riverhead Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith, a Democrat, said she has decided to appoint Republican Councilman Tim Hubbard as deputy supervisor.

Schools

Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School sets open house

Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School in Riverhead will hold an open house for prospective students and their families on Sunday, March 18.

Buena suerte! Albert G. Prodell students head to Madrid

Eighteen eighth-graders from Prodell Middle School will soon be off to Madrid as the first part of a two week exchange program with a sister school in Madrid.

Sports

Brentwood blows past Riverhead in Suffolk AA quarterfinal, 56-37

Riverhead had a six-point lead at the end of the first half, but collapsed in the second, scoring only seven more points in the last two quarters of the game.

McGann-Mercy wins Suffolk Class C title

McGann Mercy defeated Stony Brook School 51-28 to win the Class”C” Championship at Suffolk County Community College in Selden this afternoon.

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Obituaries

Alvania Maston, 83

Irene Murray, 95

Bernard Joseph Gorman, 96

Fay Aneson, 95

Grace Anna Paladino, 91

Marie Aiello, 76

Margaret M. Bloem, 87

Joann Lennon, 61

Frederick J. Tedeschi, 98

 

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Riverhead cops: Domino’s delivery man robbed late Friday night

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Police said the Domino's employee was delivering a pizza in the area of West Oakland Drive area at about 11 p.m. when three males forcibly removed cash from him. He was injured in the attack.

Winter storm warning issued by NWS: Four to seven inches of snow expected

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The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow with expected accumulations of four to seven inches on Long Island tonight.

Cops: Complaints about drug activity at South Jamesport bar lead to arrest

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The arrest came after an investigation by the Suffolk DA's East End Drug Task Force and the Suffolk County Probation Department into complaints about illegal drug activity at Finnegan's Wake in South Jamesport.

Councilwoman demands termination of Luminati’s runway use agreement at EPCAL

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Councilwoman Jodi Giglio is calling for the immediate termination of Luminati's runway use agreement because she says the Calverton company has not provided a $5,000,000 liability insurance policy to the town.

Four to seven inches of heavy snow possible Saturday night, winter storm watch issued for Long Island

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The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for possible heavy snow with accumulations of four to seven inches on Long Island tomorrow night.

Riverhead schools celebrate African American history and culture

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Students, faculty, staff and community organizations presented a full program of music, song, dance, poetry and spoken word in a packed Charles Cardona Auditorium at Riverhead High School last night.

‘He’s my hero.’ Library security officer honored for quick action to help auto accident victim

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Riverhead Free Library security officer James Purcell rushed to the aid of a woman whose car overturned on Warner drive in September. He was honored last night by library trustees.

Residents speak out against offshore drilling plan at marathon state hearing

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Dozens of speakers blasted a federal plan to allow offshore exploration and drilling for oil and gas during a hearing today in Hauppauge.

Firefighters douse blaze at ‘homeless camp’ in the woods off East Main Street

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A fire broke out at a makeshift campsite in the woods off upper East Main Street early this morning.

School officials ask town to exclude water used for irrigation from calculation of sewer rents, to save $50K-plus annually

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The district's sewer fees, charged on an estimated sewage flow calculated according to the volume of water used, have increased by more than 50 percent since the district installed irrigation systems to water its athletic fields and lawns. But the water used for irrigation doesn't flow to the sewer plant.

Public meetings

  • Riverhead Landmarks Commission
    Mon, Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • SWR Board of Education
    Tue, Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    SWR High School, 250B Route 25A, Shoreham NY 11786

  • RCSD Board of Education
    Tue, Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • ARB Meeting
    Wed, Feb 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Justice, 210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

  • Town Board work session
    Thu, Mar 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

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

  • Town Board
    Tue, Mar 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

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

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

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

  • Town Board work session
    Thu, Mar 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead

  • Zoning Board of Appeals
    Thu, Mar 8 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Recreation Advisory Committee
    Mon, Mar 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Meeting: Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association
    Mon, Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Crohan Community Center, 655 Flanders Road (Rt.24), Flanders,

  • Riverhead Agricultural Advisory Committee
    Mon, Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Library Trustees Meeting
    Tue, Mar 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Riverhead Free Library Long Island Room

  • SWR Board of Education
    Tue, Mar 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    SWR High School, 250B Route 25A, Shoreham NY 11786

  • Riverhead Open Space Committee
    Tue, Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • RCSD Board of Education
    Tue, Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Conservation Advisory Committee
    Wed, Mar 14 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Flanders Fire District meeting
    Wed, Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Flanders Fire House located at 19 Firehouse Lane, Flanders

  • Calverton Civic Association Meeting
    Wed, Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riley Avenue School, 374 Riley Ave, Calverton, NY, United States

  • Town Board work session
    Thu, Mar 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Mar 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Town Board
    Tue, Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Jamesport Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jamesport Fire House, 25 Manor Lane, Jamesport NY 11947

  • Riverhead Handicapped Advisory Committee
    Wed, Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Small Business Advisory Committee
    Wed, Mar 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Ethics Committee
    Wed, Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • BID Management Association Meeting
    Wed, Mar 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Town Board work session
    Thu, Mar 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead

  • ZBA
    Thu, Mar 22 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

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