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1. Peconic Hockey and Riverhead Town celebrate the opening of the Ed Westfall Arena in Calverton.

Islander great Ed Westfall was on hand to celebrate the grand opening Saturday of the NHL-sized ice rink named in his honor by Peconic Hockey and the Town of Riverhead at Veterans Memorial Park in Calverton.

2. Riverhead Town snares state grants for town square adaptive playground and feasibility study for potential sports complex at EPCAL.

Riverhead received a $500,000 award for the planned adaptive playground on the riverfront and a $30,000 award to fund a feasibility study for a potential sports complex at the Calverton Enterprise Park.

3. Cops: Mastic man stole $3,600 worth of clothing from Riverhead outlet store Friday; female accomplice remains at large.

A 33-year-old Mastic man was charged with grand larceny, possession of stolen property, DWI and false personation, police said. His female accomplice was not located.

4. Correction officer charged with sex offense against inmate while on duty at county jail in Riverside: Suffolk D.A.

A Suffolk County correction officer has been arrested for allegedly forcing an inmate in the Riverside jail to perform oral sex, Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney announced today.

5. Riverhead Police October 2023 crime report.

Riverhead Town Police reported 180 criminal incidents and 104 arrests in October, according to a monthly crime report released by Police Chief David Hegermiller last week.

6. Hubbard: Moratorium proposals on hold until after the new year, when new board is in place.

With the absence of one of the two board members willing to vote for an industrial moratorium, and the holidays coming up, Council Member Tim Hubbard said Wednesday he will wait till after the new year to put the moratorium proposals on the board's agenda, "when I have guaranteed support for them."

7. Anti-Bias Task Force divided as it votes a second time to approve donation of DEI-enhancement books to school libraries.

A controversy that’s been brewing all year about the purchase of books by the town’s anti-bias task force for Riverhead school libraries may finally be coming to an end.

8. Public hearings set on Main Road self-storage facility, Roanoke Avenue mini-golf expansion.

The proposed self-storage facility, a two-story, 36,250-square-foot building, will be located on an approximately 3.4-acre property at 61 Main Road, just east of Dari Land Ice Cream.

9. Brother of man slain in hate crime tells Riverhead Middle School students: ‘Think before you act.’.

The brother of an Ecuadorian immigrant attacked by a group of teens and fatally stabbed on a Patchogue street in 2008 spoke to Riverhead Middle School students today about the consequences of bullying and hate. Here’s what he had to say.

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The proposed self-storage facility, a two-story, 36,250-square-foot building, will be located on an approximately 3.4-acre property at 61 Main Road, just east of Dari Land Ice Cream.

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