1. School district offering identity protection services after December ransomware attack.

The Riverhead school district says it is offering identity protection services "out of an abundance of caution" since personal information, including names, addresses and Social Security numbers were "potentially exposed" in a Dec. 3 ransomware attack on the district.

2. Town board approves transfer of 2,100 acres in Calverton Enterprise Park to Riverhead IDA.

The Riverhead Town Board today approved transfer of the town’s land holdings inside the Calverton Enterprise Park to the Riverhead Industrial Development Agency, pursuant to an agreement reached between the town and its contract vendee, Triple Five affiliate Calverton Aviation and Technology.

3. Riverhead gets to work on strategic investment plan for $10 million downtown revitalization grant.

The first pair of in-person meetings of the committee tasked with developing a strategic plan for Riverhead’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant took place yesterday in Riverhead Town Hall.

4. Riverhead school district administration proposes $170.6 million budget for next year, with a 1% tax levy increase.

Riverhead school district's operating budget will increase to $170.6 million for the 2022-2023 school year, an increase of $11.1 million (7%) over the current year's adopted budget, if the plan proposed by the administration is adopted by the board of education and approved by district voters.

5. Riverhead Police seek runaway teen missing from Little Flower.

Riverhead Police said Elizabeth Depascale, 17, left the Little Flower campus in Wading River on March 25 at about 4 p.m. No foul play is suspected, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call 631-727-4500.

6. Riverhead firefighters stop fire at Home Depot.

Riverhead firefighters made a quick stop of a working fire at the Home Depot store on Route 58 this afternoon. The fire started outside the building at the front of the store, Riverhead Fire Department spokesperson Bill Sanok said at the scene. It consumed lawn chairs stacked up outside the building against the front wall and spread to the exterior wall.

7. Next marijuana forum, set for Tuesday, aims to finalize proposed restrictions on retail locations.

Riverhead Town's third marijuana advisory committee forum, set for Tuesday evening at Town Hall, will aim to finalize recommendations on “time, place and manner” restrictions for adult-use dispensaries and on-site consumption lounges.  

8. Planners to provide update on comprehensive plan progress Monday; third round of public outreach meetings scheduled.

Riverhead Town’s lead planner and planning consultants will discuss their progress on the update to the town’s comprehensive plan during the fourth meeting of the project’s central advisory committee from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Monday. The meeting will feature an update by Building and Planning Administrator Jefferson Murphree on the project’s progress, an “issues […]

9. Jamesport St. Patrick’s Parade returns: photos.

Maybe it was the “luck of the Irish” or maybe it was the lucky number seven, but the East End Emerald Society’s 7th St. Patrick’s Day Parade today was no doubt blessed with good fortune. The parade had no sooner ended when the overcast skies darkened, then opened up, sending lingering spectators scrambling for cover from the downpour.

10. Calverton Meadows honors its two most senior veterans with ‘Quilts of Valor’.

Two Calverton military veterans, who served during World War II and the Korean War, were honored with handmade quilts today as part of the national Quilts of Valor program.

11. Riverhead school community mourns loss of beloved security chief.

The Riverhead school community is mourning the loss of a beloved security guard, mentor and friend, Don Henderson, 60, who died Sunday, March 20 at age 60.

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