Support local journalism.

Now more than ever, local news matters.


Riverhead Town inks deal with PBMC to buy Second Street property for new Town Hall

The site, originally developed by Suffolk County National Bank, includes a three-story office building, a two-story office building, a bank branch currently leased to M&T Bank and a two-story wood frame house that has been converted to office space.

A new restaurant, Perla Restaurant and Bar, to open at former PeraBell location on Main Street

A new restaurant is readying to open up at the East Main Street site formerly occupied by PeraBell Food Bar.

Residents call on governor, state lawmakers to fund public water extension in Manorville

Clean water activist Adrienne Esposito organized a press conference in Manorville today, where residents gathered to demand state officials provide funding for public water in a remote area of Manorville where private wells are contaminated with toxic chemicals.

Going shopping in Riverhead on Black Friday? Here are opening times at local stores

Retail stores remain closed on Thanksgiving Day and are no longer opening in the wee hours on Black Friday. Here are opening times at local stores this Black Friday.

School district settles student lawsuit over alleged ‘sexually inappropriate act’ by former principal and teacher

The Riverhead school district has settled a lawsuit brought by the parent of a Pulaski Street School student who claimed she witnessed the school principal and a teacher engaged in “a sexually inappropriate act” in the school’s orchestra room in November 2019.

Calverton-Manorville residents to rally for clean water Wednesday, after state denied grant funding for public water extension

Calverton and Manorville residents will rally Wednesday for clean water, after a request for funding for a public water hookup was denied by the state. “The Thanksgiving menu for Calverton is turkey, stuffing, gravy and a side helping of toxic chemicals,” said Adrienne Esposito of Citizens Campaign for the Environment.

Parking and storage of vehicles, boats, trailers and campers in front yards of homes, except on driveways, now punishable by $500...

Town Board wrap-up: A new code is intended to protect neighborhood character and preserve property values, according to the legislation unanimously approved by the Riverhead Town Board on Tuesday.

Riverhead’s 2023 operating budget, raising tax rate more than 4%, approved by 3-2 vote, with Aguiar and Rothwell voting no

The Town Board voted 3-2 last night to approve a 2023 operating budget that pierces the tax levy cap and raises the tax rate by more than 4%. Supervisor Yvette Aguiar voted no, citing amendments to her tentative budget proposed by council members — all but one of which she voted to approve at the board’s Nov. 1 meeting. 

Riverhead’s leaf pickup to begin week of Nov. 28, after Town Board votes to pay for it out of the general...

The Town Board last night voted to transfer $194,100 from the general fund to the highway fund to cover some of the cost of the highway department’s expenses associated with the pickup.

Peconic Bay Medical Center embarks on major emergency department expansion

Peconic Bay Medical Center's emergency department will handle about 38,000 visits this year, including a growing number of critical care cases, such as strokes, heart attacks and trauma. The expansion, which will cost about $20 million, will focus on critical care.