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School board VP apologizes after activist group condemns derogatory comments about Brentwood

Riverhead Board of Education Vice President Laurie Downs has apologized for comments she made about the presence of Latino gangs in Brentwood after public pressure from a Brentwood-based youth activist group who said Downs’ statement was “perpetuating harmful stereotypes" about the western-Suffolk hamlet and "promoting discrimination." 

DA announces indictment of 12 ‘major drug traffickers’ who were ‘terrorizing the community’

The defendants, several of whom are members of the 18th Street gang, were selling powder cocaine and crack cocaine to hundreds of buyers primarily in the Riverhead area, as well as in the Hamptons and various locations in the Town of Brookhaven, according to the indictment.

Alleged Bloods gang member who shot a man on Main Street in Riverhead in 2016 sentenced to 14 years in prison

Jovan Bailey, 31, of Medford, pleaded guilty to shootings in Riverhead and Oakdale and was sentenced Sept. 12 to 14 years in prison.

Cops offer reward for information on Riverside shooting May 9

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Southampton Town Police detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the individual or people responsible for a shooting that injured a Riverside teenager earlier this month.

Zeldin bill would allow government to revoke citizenship for alleged offenses up to 10 years after naturalization

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) has proposed sweeping reforms to federal Immigration and Nationality Law that would allow the government to revoke the citizenship of naturalized U.S. citizens within 10 years after naturalization for a broad range of alleged offenses.

Knowledge is the best way to protect your kids from gangs, sheriff’s gang unit says

Members of the Suffolk County Sheriff's gang unit explain how to spot signs of gang affiliation in the community, in your neighborhood, and even in your own family.

Anti-Bias Task Force offers gang awareness seminar at Riverhead High School Tuesday

The Suffolk County Sheriff’s gang intelligence unit will present a gang awareness seminar at Riverhead High School on Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Suffolk D.A. announces ‘dismantling’ of two major drug networks on East End

A major investigation has led to the dismantling of two drug distribution networks on the East End and the arrest of 14 people, including three...

Cops: Four charged in stabbing that left Riverhead man in ‘grave condition’

Four men, including a Flanders resident, have been arrested in connection with stabbings at a Hampton Bays bar that left a Riverhead man in “grave condition” according to Southampton Town Police.

An Angel among us: Riverhead restaurant owner talks about his time as a Guardian Angel in New York City

John Mantzopoulos, who was a member of the group in the mid-1980s in NYC, says he doesn't believe the Guardian Angels are needed in Riverhead, where the Latino gang problem is not as much of a problem as some think.