1. Proposals for seven projects seek a piece of Riverhead’s $10 million downtown grant.

Seven project proposals for Riverhead’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative funding were submitted in response to an open call issued by the committee tasked with developing a strategic plan for spending the $10 million state grant. Funding proposals were made by each of the private entities highlighted in the town’s DRI grant application: the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall […]

2. Riverhead Little League celebrates its 70th anniversary and two 2021 district championships in opening day ceremonies at Stotzky Park.

Riverhead Little League celebrated its 70th anniversary opening day yesterday at Stotzky Park, where teams, families, friends and supporters gathered to usher in the new season. Photo gallery.

3. Their families fled the Holocaust. Now they share the stories of their survival and the scars still left behind..

One woman's father survived Kristallnacht by hiding in the trunk of a car. Another woman's grandmother changed their family's surname to "hide their Jewishness." Local speakers whose parents and grandparents fled the Holocaust share their families' stories of survival and the scars still left behind.

4. Cops: Man robbed at gunpoint on West Main St..

Police said they were called shortly after 8 p.m. to 134 West Main Street by a man who reported being pulled into an alley by an unknown man who attempted to grab the victim’s electric scooter and then produced a silver-colored handgun and demanded the victim empty his pockets.

5. Riverside man who murdered girlfriend sentenced to 20 years to life in prison.

The Riverside man who pleaded guilty last month to murdering his girlfriend on Aug. 10, 2020 was sentenced today to 20 years to life in prison, Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney announced this afternoon.

6. School district to hold budget presentations for community ahead of public hearing.

The Riverhead Central School District will host two budget presentations in the upcoming weeks to field questions from the community in advance of the 2022-2023 budget hearing and vote.

7. The Butterfly Effect Project to honor four at ‘Wo/Men Empower Wo/Men’ Event May 22.

The event honors unsung heroes in the Riverhead community and recognizes the programs and participants at BEP. This year's honorees: Marilyn Banks-Winter, Christine Tona, Dwayne Eleazer and Azharia Allen.

8. Community comes together to clean up litter in Riverhead in honor of Earth Day.

Participants cleaned more than 35 locations around the town, including town parks, beaches, streets and wooded areas, according to Deborah Wetzel, the chair of the committee.

9. Joe Gergela, 66, remembered as passionate advocate for Long Island farmers.

"He was the face of Long Island farming." Colleagues and friends remember Joe Gergela as a tireless advocate for farmers and farming on Long Island who fought for survival of the industry with passion and dedication.

10. Latest real estate transfers.

Transfers in the Town of Riverhead recorded in the Suffolk County Clerk’s Office April 1- 15, 2022, as reported by Suffolk Research Service.

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