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Riverhead Town eyes vacant Kmart building on Route 58 for municipal complex

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Riverhead Town officials are considering leasing the vacant 106,000-square-foot former Kmart building on Route 58 for use as a municipal complex. The town would consolidate most departments in one location.

Sean Walter sworn in as Riverhead town justice

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Riverhead Town Justice Sean Walter of Wading River takes the oath of office this afternoon at Riverhead Town Hall.

Walter to take oath of office as town justice Thursday

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Former Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter, who was elected to fill a vacancy in the Riverhead Justice Court created by the death of longtime Justice Allen Smith this summer, will take the oath of office Thursday. Courtesy photo.

Honor his honor’s memory: Replace that court

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Judge Allen Smith urged town board after town board to replace the cramped, outmoded justice court — which the town has planned to do for more than a decade, but never acted.

Wally Backman found not guilty after trial in Riverhead

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L.I. Ducks manager Wally Backman was acquitted after a four-day criminal trial in Riverhead Justice Court.

Riverhead Justice Court report

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Convictions in Riverhead Town Justice Court during the month of October 2019.

For cramped and outdated Riverhead Justice Court, the waiting game continues

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On a typical Monday morning, the queue of people waiting in line to get into Riverhead Justice Court extends down the main hallway, out the front door, down the steps and onto the sidewalk outside the building shared by the court and the Riverhead Town Police Department.

Riverhead man accused of murdering his wife ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation

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Robert C. Brown, 65, will undergo a court-ordered mental and medical evaluation. He stands accused of killing his 71-year-old wife with a pistol at their Riverhead home during the early morning hours of Aug. 27.

Riverhead Justice Court Report

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Excerpts of convictions in Riverhead Justice Court in the month of June 2019.

With arrest warrants already piling up in Riverhead, how will justice court and town police deal with new no-bail system?

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In Riverhead Justice Court, outstanding arrest warrants are already piling up. What's going to happen after the 'bail reform' law kicks in next year and most people charged with crimes will no longer be arrested and brought before a judge?
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