Week in Review: Stories you may have missed

01/12/2014 3:00 PM |

Court orders probation after gun charge dropped on Joe Johnson

TIM GANNON FILE PHOTO | Joe Johnson (top) leaves court last year with an attorney.

TIM GANNON FILE PHOTO | Joe Johnson (top) leaves court last year with an attorney.

A Riverhead School District elementary school teacher was sentenced to three years probation and had his license suspended for six months on Wednesday, nearly two months after pleading down from a gun charge that stemmed from an incident in April of 2012. Read more …

Shoreham-Wading River hires lacrosse coach to replace Rotanz

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | The Shoreham-Wading River school board appointed Justin Arini as the boys varsity lacrosse coach during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | The Shoreham-Wading River school board appointed Justin Arini as the boys varsity lacrosse coach during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

The Shoreham-Wading River school board has hired a replacement for ousted boys varsity lacrosse coach Tom Rotanz, the Riverhead News-Review has learned. Read more …

Painter alerts family to fire in Calverton home

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Firefighters at the scene of a basement fire on Kay Road in Calverton.

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Firefighters at the scene of a basement fire on Kay Road in Calverton.

A painter working at a Calverton home alerted a family living in the home to a fire in the basement Tuesday afternoon, allowing everyone in the residence to escape safely. Read more …

Town says 18 men were living in ‘overcrowded’ Polish Town house

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | This property on Hamilton Avenue was raided by town code enforcement officials Friday morning.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | This property on Hamilton Avenue was raided by town code enforcement officials Friday morning.

Authorities say at least 18 men were living inside an overcrowded Hamilton Avenue house targeted in a code enforcement raid Friday morning. Read more …

Teen flees in car after shots fired in downtown Riverhead

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Glass on the rear parking lot behind the Treasure Cove Marina and Hyatt Hotel.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Glass on the rear parking lot behind the Treasure Cove Marina and Hyatt Hotel.

A shooting in downtown Riverhead Wednesday night left a Bellport teenager with a broken car window as he fled the scene near the Hyatt Hotel, Riverhead Town police said. No injuries were reported. Read more … and more coverage here …