1. Guest column: In Riverhead, a study in dysfunctional governance.

The Nov. 17 work session was a stark illustration of this Town Board's inability to responsibly govern, writes Kathleen McGraw of Northville. The board’s decisions on a moratorium ignore sound legal advice and set the town up for lawsuits by developers.

2. Riverhead man charged with DWI after single-car overturn crash in Flanders: cops.

Police said the the 32-year-old Riverhead man traveling on Rt. 104 in Flanders drove off the roadway, struck several trees and overturned his vehicle at about 8 p.m. Monday.

3. Aquebogue man and accomplice charged with threatening NYC synagogue after arrest in possession of weapons and swastika armband.

Christopher Brown, 21, of Aquebogue, made online statements threatening to "shoot up a synagogue," according to NYC police. Brown was in possession of a large hunting knife, a ski mask and a swastika armband when he and an accomplice were arrested in Penn Station late Friday night, police said.

4. A new restaurant, Perla Restaurant and Bar, to open at former PeraBell location on Main Street.

A new restaurant is readying to open up at the East Main Street site formerly occupied by PeraBell Food Bar.

5. School district settles student lawsuit over alleged ‘sexually inappropriate act’ by former principal and teacher.

The Riverhead school district has settled a lawsuit brought by the parent of a Pulaski Street School student who claimed she witnessed the school principal and a teacher engaged in “a sexually inappropriate act” in the school’s orchestra room in November 2019.

6. ‘The most wonderful time of the year’: Here’s the lineup of Riverhead’s holiday happenings.

With tree lightings and the annual holiday parade and riverfront bonfire, greens sales and plenty of Santa sightings, there's something for everyone this holiday season in Riverhead. Here's the lineup.

7. Bellone: Cyberattack breached county traffic agency, potentially exposing personal data of people issued moving violations over past decade.

Suffolk County, still struggling to recover from a cyberattack earlier this year in which hackers reportedly stole 4 terabytes of data from county computer systems, revealed for the first time Wednesday specific information about a large-scale breach of a county network.

8. Town Board remains divided as it considers two routes to industrial moratorium in Calverton.

The town board is split on whether any moratorium on industrial development should allow exemptions for projects already under review.

9. Residents call on governor, state lawmakers to fund public water extension in Manorville.

Clean water activist Adrienne Esposito organized a press conference in Manorville today, where residents gathered to demand state officials provide funding for public water in a remote area of Manorville where private wells are contaminated with toxic chemicals.

10. Follow the money? Not in Riverhead—but why not?.

Editorial: In Riverhead, the public can't "follow the money" because there are no public budget discussions by the Town Board. Everything is "discussed" in emails or in offline private meetings. Why?

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