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County vector control to spray locations in Riverhead, Flanders and Southold

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Suffolk County vector control will apply aerial larvicide to locations in Riverhead, Southampton and Southold towns this week, the office of the county health commissioner announced Monday afternoon.

Former Riverhead official was a broker for Triple Five in deal with Dowling College, bankruptcy court record shows

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Former Riverhead Community Development Agency director Chris Kempner acted as a broker for Triple Five earlier this year in the bankruptcy sale of Dowling College's Brookhaven campus, according to a report to the court filed by the college's attorneys in the bankruptcy proceeding.

Veterans Wall of Honor eyed for Riverhead High School graduates

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A Veterans Wall of Honor honoring Riverhead High School graduates who went on to serve in the military is being planned by the town's veterans advisory committee for the high school.

Dispute continues over how much financial disclosure to require of buyer in EPCAL land deal

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A proposed rule change that would specifically allow the town board to make a 'qualified and eligible' determination without seeing financial statements from an applicant was shot down last week, unanimously. Here's why.

Town renews plea for water conservation

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With another period of hot, dry weather forecast, Riverhead Water District is at risk for not being able to meet demand, due to a sharp spike in water consumption — as much as 80 percent — for irrigation.

North Fork Link launches free Saturday shuttle service

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A new free shuttle service on the North Fork launched yesterday. North Fork Link will provide hop-on, hop-off service on Saturdays through Aug. 25. Vans...

New traffic light proposed at entrance to Hilton Garden Inn hotel on Route 58

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Hotel owner Lee Browning said he has watched with dismay and fear as vehicles make an illegal U-turn from the eastbound land of Route 58 to access his Hilton Garden Inn and Residence Inn hotel property. He wants to create a new signalized intersection at the entrance to his hotel site.

Big box national retailer coming to Calverton: Tractor Supply Co. site plan gains preliminary approval

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The A 51,547-square-foot retail center on Middle Country Road across from Fresh Pond Avenue is being developed under pre-master plan zoning pursuant to the settlement of a years-long legal battle between the town and a sand mine operator.

Town strikes labor deal with police brass

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The five-year contract, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2016, provides members of the Riverhead Police Superior Officers Association with 2-percent per-year increases in base pay for the first four years covered by the deal and a 1.5 percent increase in year five.

A warning to boaters: Suffolk sheriff announces ‘Operation Dry Water’ campaign to stop drunk boaters

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Boaters are being warned by the Suffolk County sheriff against operating under the influence this holiday week as the sheriff’s office and the U.S. Coast Guard are teaming up on boating while intoxicated patrols on local waterways.
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