Supermarket giant Stop & Shop announced Friday that it would acquire King Kullen Grocery Co.
The Massachusetts-based grocery corporation said in a statement that it would acquire 32 King Kullen supermarkets, including its locations in Cutchogue and Wading River. The agreement also includes five Wild by Nature stores and the use of its corporate office located in Bethpage. READ
Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead and the neighboring estate known as Big E Farm sold for $15 million in April.
Corcoran real estate firm billed the sale, which was handled by Sheri Winter Clarry and finalized April 20, as the highest-priced “residential” sale on the North Fork in a decade. READ
Remembered as a self-motivated, disciplined man who could light up any room with his smile, Tech. Sgt. Dashan Briggs was one of seven service members killed aboard a military helicopter in Iraq March 15 while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. He was 30. READ
Wet weather made for a messy commute Friday on Sound Avenue. A tractor trailer got stuck in mud around 8:40 a.m. while trying to make a turn near Reeves Farm in Riverhead, police said. READ
Update (9 p.m.): A 61-year-old female is dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to Riverhead Town Police.
Officers received a call of gunshot in the area of 1312 East Main Street around 2:49 p.m. Monday afternoon and discovered the woman in the rear of her vehicle, according to a press release. READ
Fifty years ago, Lyndon B. Johnson was president of the United States, the Beatles were recording their “White Album” and Blanche Conklin was first taking her seat as the secretary for the VFW Auxiliary Post 2476. READ
UPDATE (Aug. 31): Several of the individuals pictured in surveillance video at Splish Splash who were wanted for questioning in connection with an alleged forcible touching incident were cleared by Riverhead Town police. READ
Update (7 a.m.): Riverhead Police confirmed the road has reopened.
Original story: Portions of Old Country Road between Northville Turnpike and Doctors Path are closed in both directions due to an early morning car crash, downing wires across the roadway. READ