1. Prize-winning Powerball ticket worth $50,000 purchased in Riverhead.

A third-prize winning ticket worth $50,000 in the April 2, Powerball drawing was purchased at the Riverhead ShopRite supermarket, New York Lottery announced this morning. The winning numbers for the Powerball drawing on April 2 are: 6-28-47-58-59 and the Powerball is 18.

2. Plan for four restaurants on corner of Route 58 and Mill Road set for hearing Thursday evening.

The planning board will hold a public hearing Thursday on the Long Island Cauliflower Association site plan application proposing four restaurant buildings, three with drive-thru windows, on the northwest corner of Route 58 and Mill Road. One will be occupied by a Chick-fil-A, another by a Jimmy John's and Dunkin'. Tenants for the other two buildings, one of which is a 200-seat sit-down restaurant, have not been announced.

3. Traffic consultants: Add two-way center turning lane on Sound Avenue to ease congestion.

The Town of Riverhead’s traffic planning consultants, hired in connection with the comprehensive plan update, have proposed widening Sound Avenue from about 28 feet to about 43 feet in order to create a two-way center turning lane and a five-foot bike lane on both sides of the roadway.

4. Judge rules New York’s redistricting process unconstitutional, new maps void.

A State Supreme Court judge in upstate Steuben County yesterday threw out New York’s new Congressional, State Senate and Assembly district maps, ruling that the process used to develop them violated the State Constitution.

5. Riverhead Police: Two brothers missing from Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch.

Police said Martin Sorto, 17, and Ivan Sorto, 15, left the facility at about 1:45 p.m. on Friday. No foul play is suspected, police said in a press release Saturday.

6. Suffolk Theater raises $35,000 during ALL FOR UKRAINE benefit concert.

The Suffolk Theater raised $35,000 for humanitarian relief in Ukraine at its ALL FOR UKRAINE benefit concert Sunday. All the money raised will go directly to three charities: Ukraine: UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders and the United Ukrainian American Relief Committee. All staff, performers and a host of local businesses donated their time, talent and services for the event.

7. Blue Masques present ‘SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical’ next weekend.

The Riverhead High School Blue Masques will present “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical” at the Charles Cardona Auditorium at Riverhead High School, Thursday, April 3 through Saturday, April 5.

8. Memorial Day Weekend tradition to return: street painting in downtown Riverhead.

The popular Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival will take place on Memorial Day weekend again this year, as it had every year since its debut in 1996 — until pandemic disruptions in 2020 and 2021. The daylong celebration of the arts and community will take place on East Main Street and on the grounds of East End Arts on Sunday, May 29, from 12 noon to 5 p.m.

9. All in a day’s work: Retiring highway crew leader looks back on four decades of blizzards, hurricanes and more.

Highway Labor Crew Leader Ron Caffrey worked his last day on a job he says he loved to the end. Caffrey, 67, a Riverhead native and lifelong resident, started working full-time at the highway department in August 1981.

10. Good memories and great fun at alumnae basketball game — and a 51-34 win.

The Lady Blue Waves alumnae proved last night they’ve still got what it takes. The Waves alumnae defeated Bellport 51-34 in a game to benefit the girls basketball booster club at Riverhead High School.

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