03/11/15 8:00am
The Riverhead school board at Tuesday's meeting. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

The Riverhead school board at Tuesday’s meeting. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Students and teachers in Riverhead could soon say goodbye to their mid-winter break.

A proposal for the 2015-16 school calendar for the Riverhead School District would establish new breaks during the spring instead of the traditional five-day break in February. The district is considering the change since time off during winter breaks surrounding the holidays, coupled with snow days, has become disruption to student instruction.

But some say more discussion is needed before the change is made.

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03/05/15 4:26pm

The National Weather Service is reporting between five to seven inches of snow accumulated on the North Fork during Thursday’s storm.

Here are the latest snowfall totals posted at 4:48 p.m.:

• Mattituck had 7 inches of snow as of 4 p.m.
• Riverhead had 6.9 inches of snow as of 3:39 p.m.
• Wading River had 6.5 inches of snow as of 3 p.m.
• Jamesport had 5.3 inches of snow as of 2:15 p.m.

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03/03/15 8:00am
PSEG held a public meeting Thursday at the Riverhead Free Library to discuss a rate increase plan. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

The state Department of Public Service held a public meeting Monday at the Riverhead Free Library to discuss PSEG’s rate increase plan. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Long Islanders are blasting PSEG Long Island’s proposed rate increase plan and say current utility costs are already too high.

About 85 people attended an informational session Monday night at the Riverhead Free Library to discuss PSEG’s three-year rate plan, which was followed by a hearing for public comment.

The proposed rate hike to the delivery charge portion of an average residential customer’s bill is a 3.8 percent increase in 2016, or $3.25 per month, according to a PSEG press release. In 2017 and 2018, the proposed increase is 3.9 percent, or $3.30 per month.

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02/24/15 9:58pm
Emergency volunteers and police at the scene of a smoke and carbon monoxide alarm in Calverton Tuesday night. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Emergency volunteers and police at the scene of a smoke and carbon monoxide alarm in Calverton Tuesday night. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

A man suffered carbon monoxide poisoning inside a Calverton home Tuesday night, Riverhead fire officials said.

The victim also suffered a head injury and was found passed out when rescue workers arrived at the Baiting Hollow Lane home shortly after 9 p.m., officials said.

He was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment and no other people were injured in the incident, authorities said.

Heavy smoke was coming from the house when Riverhead and Flanders Ambulance officials arrived at the scene, which firefighters said was caused by a wood-burning stove in the home.

The Riverhead Fire Marshal is investigating the incident.

jnuzzo@timesreview.com

02/24/15 8:00am
Volunteer firefighters practicing ice rescues in Mattituck. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

A volunteer firefighter giving a hand signal to rescue workers on shore during an ice rescue drill Monday night in Mattituck. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo photos)

The Jamesport and Mattituck fire departments ran an ice rescue drill Monday night at the southern end of Mattituck Inlet, where volunteers practiced pulling victims out of a frigid pool of ice dug into the creek.

Mattituck Fire Department Chief Steve Libretto said this winter’s historically cold temperatures have created very thick ice on waterways, making for ideal conditions for these types of drills. (more…)

02/22/15 3:07pm
Today's sunshine and warmer temps melted some snow here on Main Road. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Today’s sunshine and warmer temps melted some snow here on Main Road. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Don’t let Sunday afternoon’s sunshine fool you into thinking winter weather has passed.

The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures are going to drop below freezing tonight with a low at around 15 degrees.

And with Sunday’s sunny skies at a high near 38 degrees, some melted snow could cause black ice conditions.

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