1. Coram woman charged with burglary of Wading River home.

Police said the woman broke into a garage at a home on Great Rock Drive in Wading River early Saturday and stole items from a vehicle inside the garage, then fled in a car reported stolen in Coram.

2. Reportedly suicidal Riverside man threatening police with incendiaries and knife, taken into custody after three-hour standoff.

A reportedly suicidal man, who was “throwing oil filled bottles, holding a gasoline can with a rag inserted in the spout and brandishing a large knife,” was taken into police custody and brought to the hospital for evaluation after a three-hour standoff outside his home in the Riverwoods mobile home park in Riverside yesterday.

3. Burglars hit 23 units at Calverton self-storage facility Friday morning.

Three men burglarized nearly two dozen storage units at a Calverton self-storage complex early yesterday morning, Riverhead Police said in a press release last night.

4. High-tech firearms training facility planned for vacant factory building on Elton Street.

The firearms facility, to be located within the existing one-story concrete block building, will include an indoor shooting range that will be open to the public, as well as a virtual reality training facility and firearms sales.

5. Town board and highway superintendent seek to resolve loose leaf pickup debate — once and for all.

Hoping to resolve a long-running dispute once and for all, the highway superintendent and the town board agreed to ask the state attorney general for an opinion in the ongoing dispute over whether the cost of the town's loose leaf pickup program should be paid out of the highway fund or general fund.

6. Proposed code change to crack down on noise pollution gets support from residents.

The proposed code amendment would allow code enforcement officers and police to issue violations for loud music produced by sound reproduction devices, like amplifiers, without needing to do a comprehensive sound study. Residents turned out to a public hearing to support the proposal.

7. Proposed parking ban along Sound Avenue set for May 18 public hearing.

A ban on parking along the length of both sides of Sound Avenue will again be the subject of a Riverhead Town Board public hearing next month.

8. Town Board names Petrocelli master developer of town square.

The Riverhead Town Board designated J. Petrocelli Development Associates as master developer of the new town square last night, authorizing the the start of negotiations to further the project’s development.

9. Community meetings on comp plan update will continue this week at Riverhead Town Hall.

The third round of community meetings on the Riverhead Comprehensive Plan Update is underway and will continue this week at Riverhead Town Hall. Here's a recap of the first two meetings and a preview of what's to come.

10. Starting ‘courageous conversations’: The Butterfly Effect founder is publishing a book series she hopes will get people talking.

Tijuana Fulford, founder of the Riverhead-based Butterfly Effect Project, is publishing a series of novellas to inspire 'courageous conversations' about difficult topics.

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