1. Cops: 16-year-old boy charged with felony criminal mischief at Little Flower.

A 16-year-old boy is facing a felony criminal mischief charge after breaking numerous windows and the windshields of two vehicles at Little Flower Children’s Services in Wading River Friday evening, according to Riverhead Town Police.

2. Trapped by blaze, five people died in third-floor apartment that lacked second means of egress.

Town officials say a letter of pre-existing use issued in 2009 exempted the Second Street House from state law and regulations requiring a second means of egress from the third-floor apartment. Inconsistencies in town records obtained through the Freedom of Information Law raise questions.

3. Police identify fire victim who died in vehicle fire Tuesday night.

Riverhead Town Police have identified the woman who died last night in a vehicle fire at 2 Sebastian Drive as Kimberly Pawlowski, 49, a resident at that address.

4. Cops: Riverside man arrested after traffic stop for possession of heroin and cocaine.

A Riverside man was arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop on Route 105 and Flanders Road early this morning, when he was found in possession of heroin and cocaine, according to a Southampton Police press release.

5. Tradewinds Brewing Co. joins international craft brewery movement to raise money for humanitarian aid in Ukraine.

Tradewinds is brewing Red Eyes, an American red ale, using the recipe of the Pravda Beer Theatre, a Ukrainian brewery that launched its “Victory Beer Series” international fundraising effort this weekend. All profits generated from the sale of the beer will go to Pravda’s relief fund for humanitarian aid in Ukraine, owner Duffy Griffiths said. 

6. Suffolk Theater to host ‘ALL FOR UKRAINE’ benefit concert March 27.

ALL FOR UKRAINE will raise money for UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders and and United Ukrainian American Relief Committee, organizations working to assist Ukrainians suffering from the effects of the war.

7. Praying for peace, working to help: ‘Our call is to stand up to evil’.

The local community’s response to the humanitarian aid drive organized by St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Riverhead has been overwhelming and uplifting, Rev. Bohdan Hedz, the church’s pastor said today. “We were hoping to fill one truckload with items by Friday,” Hedz said, “instead we filled four truckloads.”

8. Plans for independent outlet between Tanger properties return to Town Board.

A plan to build a new 13-store outlet center on undeveloped land in the middle of Tanger Outlets is back in front of the Riverhead Town Board, after previous approvals for the plan lapsed. 

9. Riverhead farmers market to open year-round.

The East End Food Market will be open year-round. The market, which moved to new space in the former Homeside Florist building last fall, will be open from May through October on Wednesdays and Fridays, beginning May 4, said Kate Fullam, executive director of the East End Food Institute, the organization that took over operation […]

10. Striped Bass Fishery Managment Plan draft amendment released for public comment.

A public comment period has opened on the development of the most significant amendment to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass in nearly 20 years.

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