1. Pilot sustains minor injuries when small plane flips over during landing in Riverhead: cops.

The pilot of a small plane sustained minor injuries when the plane flipped over as the pilot attempted to land at a private airstrip on Sound Avenue in Riverhead this morning, Riverhead Town Police said in a press release.

2. Reported vehicle explosion at Calverton runway causes five cars to catch fire: cops.

A Tesla among the storm-damaged vehicles on a runway leased by the town to an auction company was fully engulfed upon police arrival late last night. The fire was deemed "not suspicious" police said, but the investigation is ongoing.

3. PBMC remains well-staffed, despite vaccine mandate forcing layoff of 2% of its staff, hospital executive says.

Peconic Bay Medical Center will have to terminate about 2% of its total workforce today under a Northwell Health COVID-19 vaccine policy that required all employees to present proof of vaccination by 11:59 p.m. Monday to avoid termination, according to PBMC Executive Director Amy Loeb.

4. Supervisor’s budget proposal would lower town tax rate, while increasing spending.

Supervisor Yvette Aguiar said she was able to “offset inevitable spending increases including contractual expenses and higher health insurance premiums” and also enhance town government operations by saving money this year and utilizing non-tax sources of revenue.

5. How should Riverhead spend nearly $3.7 million in federal coronavirus relief aid? Town officials mull options.

Riverhead Town will use more than $3.6 million in federal coronavirus relief aid to bolster infrastructure, make up for lost government revenue and support nonprofits and businesses that struggled during the pandemic, if recommendations from town employees are adopted by the Town Board.

6. Auto fire at Calverton runway enrages residents who opposed storage of flood-damaged vehicles there.

The auto fire at the EPCAL runway late Wednesday night is something some residents feared might happen when they expressed opposition to a contract with an auto salvage company to store flood-damaged vehicles on the runway.

7. School district task force discusses next steps for diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

The Riverhead Central School District is moving forward with the creation of an equity plan to drive the Board of Education’s future initiatives on diversity, equity and inclusion.

8. Suffolk Theater asks town board to move forward with review of its expansion plan.

Suffolk Theater co-owner Bob Castaldi presented an updated site plan to the town board last week for a five-story expansion of the theater. He’s requesting the town board initiate a coordinated review of the project under the State Environmental Quality Review Act at its next meeting. He first filed the application in 2018.

9. Public invited to join conversation with Riverhead police officers Monday, Oct. 4.

Riverhead residents are invited to attend "Synergy 2," a second conversation with members of the Riverhead Police Department on Monday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Riverhead Senior Center at 60 Shade Tree Lane in Aquebogue.

10. Latest real estate transfers.

Real estate transfers in the Town of Riverhead reported by Suffolk Research Service for the period Sept. 1 -Sept. 15, 2021

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