DWI task force enforcement nets six arrests

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Several checkpoints and increased patrols resulted in arrests for DWI, driving while impaired by drugs and driving while impaired by alcohol last night, according to Riverhead Town Police.

Police investigating fire at vacant house on Melene Avenue

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Riverhead Police and the Suffolk County Police arson squad are investigating a fire at a vacant house on Melene Avenue just after midnight.

A bittersweet day for the Class of 2017

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The Riverhead High School Class of 2017 is no stranger to tragedy and the losses they suffered during their high school years weighed heavily on the students at today's commencement. Photos.

Local reporter and syndicated columnist Karl Grossman honored by legislature

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Journalist and investigative reporter Karl Grossman was honored by the Suffolk County Legislature this week for his career of 50-plus years reporting on Long Island issues, government and politics.

Riverhead Town Board wrap-up, June 20: downtown apartments, new cops, speed limit reductions sought

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Highlights of the Riverhead Town Board regular meeting of June 20, 2017.

Opinion & Blogs

Citing increased risks, State Legislature passes bill providing disability benefits for volunteer firefighters with cancer

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Firefighters have increased cancer rates due to carcinogenic substances that burn during interior fires, according to studies cited by the legislature.

Riverhead school district honors retirees

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The Riverhead Board of Education honored retiring teachers and staff members and recognized newly tenured teachers last night.

Superintendent calls resigning board members’ accusations ‘misinformation’

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Questioned by a resident, board members said nothing about accusations leveled by two longtime colleagues yesterday, which Superintendent Nancy Carney called 'misinformation' and declined further public comment.

Road work today: Highway crews working on Ostrander and South Jamesport avenues

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Ostrander Avenue will be closed to traffic through early afternoon due to drainage work. Crews will also be working on South Jamesport Avenue, where they are installing new curbing.

County announces aerial larvicide spraying plans June 21-22

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Suffolk County plans aerial larvicide spraying of marshlands across the county today and tomorrow, the county health department announced yesterday afternoon.

Lantz joins Cotten-DeGrasse in complaints and resigns from school board

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Board vice president Amelia Lantz said she “cannot overlook the insidious disregard of the NYSED law and our oath as board members.”

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Alleging violations of state law, longtime Riverhead school board member resigns

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In an undated letter to board president Sue Koukounas, Ann Cotten-DeGrasse complained that “the BOE has acted contrary to New York State Education Law and the Open Meetings Law in appointments made outside of the regular BOE meetings.”

Luminati CEO declares former Grumman Plant Six ‘operational’ at public ceremony

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The Calverton aerospace start-up announced commencement of operations at a public event Friday, in the absence of its previously heralded 'dream team' or the 'Team Stratos' it promised to introduce.

Flag Day steak night at Polish Hall honors two local Vietnam vets and raises money for Long Island veterans

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Sgt. Joe Edler (U.S. Army) and Cmdr. Charles P. Zuhoski (U.S. Navy) were honored at the dinner, which drew 271 people.

Riverhead HS technology teacher honored with awards for innovation and leadership

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Luke Ferland, a technology teacher at Riverhead High School, has won two awards for excellence in teaching.

Cops: Riverhead man arrested on weapons charge after chase and standoff at his home

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Police said the 47-year-old Fanning Street man was operating a quad while brandishing a shotgun, refusing repeated police commands to stop and drop the firearm.

Schools

A bittersweet day for the Class of 2017

The Riverhead High School Class of 2017 is no stranger to tragedy and the losses they suffered during their high school years weighed heavily on the students at today's commencement. Photos.

Riverhead school district honors retirees

The Riverhead Board of Education honored retiring teachers and staff members and recognized newly tenured teachers last night.

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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Three-car collision on East Main Street injures two, briefly shuts down traffic

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A three-car crash on East Main Street sent two people to Peconic Bay Medical Center Friday morning.

Cops seek information on Route 58 gas station robbery Thursday night

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Riverhead Town Police are seeking information about a robbery that occurred late last night at a Route 58 gas station. The robber fled southbound on Osborn Avenue, police said.

Riverhead gains its second downtown historic district: neighborhood north of Main Street recognized by state

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The State Board for Historic Preservation approved the addition of the Second and Ostrander historic district to the state and federal registers of historic places, opening up opportunities for large tax credits for improvements to buildings within the district.

Mother and child narrowly escape injury in overturn crash on Northville Turnpike

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A car and a van collided at the intersection of Northville Turnpike and County Road 105 this afternoon, overturning the car.

Photos: Pulaski Street students celebrate Old Glory’s 240th birthday

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The history of the American flag was the topic of the day today at ceremonies outside Pulaski Street School, where the Suffolk Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution helped students celebrate the 240th birthday of the flag.

Vandalism temporarily closes town skate park: parks and rec superintendent says

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Vandals kicked in the door of a small building that used to house a park attendant two nights in a row.

Riverhead Police: More than 100 people cited for seatbelt violations during two-week ‘Click it or Ticket’ campaign

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The department issued a total of 528 summonses during the enforcement campaign, which ok place May 22-June 4.

Candidates: Revitalizing downtown Riverhead requires less talk, more action

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Democratic supervisor candidate Laura Jens-Smith and her running mates today called for tougher code enforcement downtown.

Carpenters union to recruit apprentices

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The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the New York City District Council of Carpenters will conduct a recruitment from July 12, 2017 through June 13, 2018 to hire 65 apprentices.

Air quality alert in effect from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for ozone.

Public meetings

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

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

  • Town Board
    Tue, Jul 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Wed, Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Special Ed PTA meeting
    Wed, Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riley Avenue Elementary School, Calverton NY 11933

  • Farmland Preservation Committee
    Wed, Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Town Hall

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead IDA meeting
    Mon, Jul 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Recreation Advisory Committee
    Mon, Jul 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Agricultural Advisory Committee
    Mon, Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Meeting: Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association
    Mon, Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Crohan Community Center, 655 Flanders Road (Rt.24), Flanders,

  • Library Trustees Meeting
    Tue, Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Riverhead Free Library Long Island Room

  • Riverhead Open Space Committee
    Tue, Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Board of Education
    Tue, Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Conservation Advisory Committee
    Wed, Jul 12 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Flanders Fire District meeting
    Wed, Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Flanders Fire House located at 19 Firehouse Lane, Flanders

  • Calverton Civic Association Meeting
    Wed, Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riley Avenue School, 374 Riley Ave, Calverton, NY, United States

  • ZBA
    Thu, Jul 13 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Town Board
    Tue, Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Jamesport Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Jul 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jamesport Fire House, 25 Manor Lane, Jamesport NY 11947

  • Riverhead Handicapped Advisory Committee
    Wed, Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Small Business Advisory Committee
    Wed, Jul 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Ethics Committee
    Wed, Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • BID Management Association Meeting
    Wed, Jul 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Jul 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Landmarks Commission
    Mon, Jul 24 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Board of Education
    Tue, Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

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