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Two ‘hometown hero’ banners back up after Tweed’s owner takes them down

Tweed's Restaurant owner Ed Tuccio told RiverheadLOCAL last week he had a friend take the banners down because they were blocking the view of his restaurant. Someone turned them in to town officials last Wednesday. Police are investigating the incident.

New York officials worry vaccine mandate will drive healthcare worker shortage

State lawmakers on the East End say they fear an impending staffing crisis in local hospitals and nursing homes due to vaccine resistance among workers.

Zeldin announces leukemia diagnosis, treatment and ‘complete remission’

Rep. Lee Zeldin said in a statement yesterday he was diagnosed with early chronic myeloid leukemia in November and has since achieved complete remission through targeted drug therapy for the disease.

County sues Riverhead over sewer rate dispute

Suffolk County has sued the Town of Riverhead over sewer rates established earlier this year for out-of-town users — which the county says is targeted at its facilities in Riverside.

Animal virus fatal to white-tailed deer confirmed in Suffolk and six other NY counties

Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease virus, which killed an estimated 1,500 deer in the Lower Hudson Valley last fall, is transmitted by biting midges (“no-see-ums.”) It is not transmissible to humans, according to the State DEC.

Identical twin cops retire after more than three decades in Riverhead Police Dept.

Lt. David Lessard and Sgt. Thomas Lessard will walk out of Riverhead Police Department Headquarters for the last time as sworn officers Friday afternoon.

Riverhead Democrats say they’d push for more police funding if elected

Democratic candidates for Riverhead Town Board say the Riverhead Police Department is under-resourced and, if elected, they'll push for more funding to hire more officers.

Riverhead man arrested in attempted hold-up of Main Street pharmacy: cops

A 31-year-old Riverhead man displayed a box cutter and demanded prescription drugs from a pharmacy employee Tuesday morning, police said.

Aguiar says she would support making Calverton drag strip permanent

Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar said today she would support making an unused airstrip at the Enterprise Park in Calverton a permanent site for racing. 

Riverhead remembers Sept. 11 attacks with ceremonies, reflections

Twenty years worth of perspective on the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has brought into focus the importance of how America responded to the attack as a nation, speakers told their audiences at the three remembrance ceremonies held in Riverhead yesterday.