Riverhead Town wins $10,000 state grant for downtown parking study

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Regional Economic Development Council Grant Competition Round VII awards were announced today by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Two to three inches of snow expected tomorrow morning

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The National Weather Service has posted a winter weather advisory for Thursday morning, calling for a few more inches of snow.

Luminati has a new partner: mega-mall developers Ghermezian brothers

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Luminati Aerospace is now partnering with the developers of the two largest indoor shopping malls in North America to purchase most of Riverhead Town’s remaining land at the Calverton Enterprise Park.

Friday is the last day to sign up for January health insurance on the NY marketplace

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Friday, December 15 is the final day to sign up for a health insurance plan through the New York State marketplace for coverage starting January 1.

Civil rights group sues Suffolk sheriff over ICE detentions

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The New York Civil Liberties Union filed suit against the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office today, arguing that the sheriff lacks authority under state law to honor detainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Riverhead gets into the Christmas spirit: Hundreds flock to downtown parade and bonfire

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Excited kids lined Main Street, craning their necks to get the first glimpse of the event's guests of honor.

Riverhead’s big Christmas parade and bonfire set for this afternoon

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Clear skies are forecast for the Lions Club parade and the town's holiday bonfire today. Both were rescheduled for this afternoon because of yesterday's inclement weather.

Santa poses with furry and feathered friends at Talmage Farm Agway

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Santa posed with pets of all shapes and sizes and their families at the free annual event, which drew such a crowd Saturday morning that the line nearly went out the door and into the snow. 

Riverhead’s Santa parade and bonfire postponed till tomorrow due to forecast

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Riverhead's annual Lions Club parade and the town's holiday bonfire have been postponed till tomorrow due to the snowstorm forecast for today, organizers said this morning.

Winter storm warning remains in effect, 5-7 inches of snow forecast

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A winter storm warning remains in effect today for expected heavy snow, according to the National Weather Service in New York.

Cops charge Jamesport man in pre-dawn burglary of occupied home, accomplice remains at large

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Riverhead Town Police said Eric Jones, 26, of Jamesport is facing a second-degree burglary charge following his arrest in connection with the burglary of his neighbor's home.

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ShopRite supermarket will open new location in Riverhead on Route 58

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ShopRite is planning to open a new store in the former Waldbaum's location on Route 58 in Riverhead.

Snow forecast increased to 5 to 7 inches, winter storm warning issued

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The National Weather Service has upped the snow accumulations forecast for the East End and issued a winter storm warning for the region.

Riverhead Christmas parade and bonfire will kick off holiday season downtown

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Two of Riverhead's most festive holiday celebrations will be held tomorrow as one big Christmas event in downtown Riverhead.

FRNCA and Riverside Rediscovered invite community to holiday party Monday evening

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The Flanders-Riverside-Northampton Community Association and Riverside Rediscovered invite the community to their annual holiday party on Monday, Dec. 11 at the Crohan Center in Flanders from 6 to 9 p.m.

Riverhead field hockey players honored at awards dinner

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Members of the Riverhead High School varsity field hockey team were honored at the Suffolk County Field Hockey Coaches Association awards dinner Dec. 5.

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Riverhead field hockey players honored at awards dinner

Members of the Riverhead High School varsity field hockey team were honored at the Suffolk County Field Hockey Coaches Association awards dinner Dec. 5.

Pulaski Street School students engage in worldwide event as part of...

The week of Dec. 4 is Computer Science Education Week — and local elementary students are taking part in it by joining students across the world in learning how to write computer code.

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Riverhead cheerleaders are East Coast champions after UCA regional

Riverhead High School cheerleaders are East Coast champions after winning their second regional title this weekend

Riverhead falls to ESM 47-43

Despite a stellar fourth quarter, Riverhead was unable to overcome a slow start at Eastport-South Manor yesterday, losing the non-league matchup 47-43.

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Weather service: Four to six inches of snow expected Saturday

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Four to six inches of snow is expected across the region on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service, which has issued a winter weather advisory.

Concealed-carry bill that would alter N.Y. handgun restrictions passes House

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Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) was one of 213 cosponsors of the bill, a top legislative priority of the National Rifle Association. He was the only downstate member of New York's House delegation to support the measure, which would would allow people to carry concealed weapons in New York if they have the right to carry concealed firearms in another state, overriding current state law.

Knowledge is the best way to protect your kids from gangs, sheriff’s gang unit says

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Members of the Suffolk County Sheriff's gang unit explain how to spot signs of gang affiliation in the community, in your neighborhood, and even in your own family.

New charter, new name (sort of) for Bridgehampton National Bank: BNB

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Bridgehampton National Bank is converting from a national bank to a state-chartered commercial bank and will do business under a new name, BNB Bank. Its new branch on West Main Street is expected to open in late winter.

Riverhead will continue to open town board meetings with prayer

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Board members today voted unanimously to continue a policy of inviting leaders of local religious assemblies to offer an invocation at the start of each regular semi-monthly meeting.

Riverhead man reported missing Nov. 30 is found unharmed

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The Riverhead Police Department report that Dennis Dewitt has been located, unharmed. Dewitt, 62, was reported missing Nov. 30 from Concern for Independent Living, 260...

Man, 21, found dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound at South Jamesport Beach, cops say

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A young man was found dead at South Jamesport Beach early Monday morning, according to Riverhead Police.

Photos, video: Flanders shines bright for the Truth Community Church community tree lighting event

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The event featured photos with Santa, a raffle, a performance by the Riverhead Middle School Show Choir—where they sang traditional Christmas carols—an outdoor fire, cookies and hot chocolate to fend off the cold.

Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth wins national substance abuse prevention award

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The Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth was recognized with a Coalition of Excellence Award.

Introducing: RiverheadLOCAL en Español

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RiverheadLOCAL has gone bilingual. We’ve launched a Spanish-language version of our local news website in an effort to better serve the entire community.

Public meetings

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

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

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

  • Zoning Board of Appeals
    Thu, Dec 14 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Town Board
    Tue, Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Jamesport Fire Commissioners
    Tue, Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jamesport Fire House, 25 Manor Lane, Jamesport NY 11947

  • Riverhead Handicapped Advisory Committee
    Wed, Dec 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Small Business Advisory Committee
    Wed, Dec 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Ethics Committee
    Wed, Dec 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • BID Management Association Meeting
    Wed, Dec 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Dec 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Landmarks Commission
    Mon, Dec 25 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Board of Education
    Tue, Dec 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • ARB Meeting
    Wed, Dec 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Justice, 210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901, United States

  • ZBA
    Thu, Dec 28 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead IDA meeting
    Mon, Jan 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

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

  • Riverhead Fire Commissioners
    Wed, Jan 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Special Ed PTA meeting
    Wed, Jan 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riley Avenue Elementary School, Calverton NY 11933

  • Farmland Preservation Committee
    Wed, Jan 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Town Hall

  • Planning Board
    Thu, Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

  • Riverhead Recreation Advisory Committee
    Mon, Jan 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Meeting: Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association
    Mon, Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Crohan Community Center, 655 Flanders Road (Rt.24), Flanders,

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

  • Library Trustees Meeting
    Tue, Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Riverhead Free Library Long Island Room

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

  • Board of Education
    Tue, Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead NY 11901

  • Riverhead Conservation Advisory Committee
    Wed, Jan 10 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901

  • Flanders Fire District meeting
    Wed, Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Flanders Fire House located at 19 Firehouse Lane, Flanders

  • Calverton Civic Association Meeting
    Wed, Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Riley Avenue School, 374 Riley Ave, Calverton, NY, United States

  • Zoning Board of Appeals
    Thu, Jan 11 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Riverhead Town Hall, Riverhead, NY

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