Articles by

Joseph Pinciaro

02/28/15 4:41pm
New chamber of commerce president Brian Curtin, center, presented the Entrepreneurial Achievement Award to Long Irleand co-owners Dan Burke (left) and Greg Martin in December. (Joseph Pinciaro file photo)

New chamber of commerce president Brian Curtin, center, presented the Entrepreneurial Achievement Award to Long Irleand co-owners Dan Burke (left) and new chamber board member Greg Martin in December. (Joseph Pinciaro file photo)

The Riverhead Chamber of Commerce elected its new leaders at its recent membership meeting, selecting Great Rock Golf Course general manager Brian Curtin as its new president. (more…)

02/26/15 12:15pm
Forty businesses were cited this week for failing to clear their sidewalks. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

Forty businesses were cited this week for failing to clear their sidewalks. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

With sidewalks impassable along much of Route 58, leaving pedestrians to either walk on the road or atop snow and ice, Riverhead Town code enforcers have issued $10,000 in fines to property owners, saying they have properly failed to clear their sidewalks. (more…)

02/24/15 1:40pm
A woman makes her way up Route 58 on Tuesday morning before stepping into a parking lot. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

A woman makes her way up Route 58 on Tuesday morning before stepping into a parking lot. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

Winter is getting old for pretty much everyone at this point: record-lows have been recorded in the tri-state area on multiple occasions in February.

Week after week, more snow seems to be in the forecast.

But for those walking along Route 58 to get to a bus stop, or to work, the cold isn’t all that’s getting old. The winter can be a dangerous time for a pedestrian walking Route 58; many property owners along the busy corridor have not shoveled their sidewalks, as per town regulations, leaving pedestrians to either maneuver over ice and snow or just walk on the road itself. (more…)

02/18/15 4:00pm

A worker surveys the scene at last week's Water Mill explosion. (Credit: Christine Fuge courtesy photo)

According to Southampton Det. Sgt. Lisa Costa, the preliminary results of an investigation have revealed that a Water Mill home explosion was sparked when a power tool cut through a live gas line, igniting the flame that blew up the Old Country Road home and sent two Riverhead men to the hospital.

The incident is not considered criminal at this time.

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01/30/15 4:14pm
Students and faculty were evacuated on Friday at McGann-Mercy. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Students and faculty were evacuated on Friday at McGann-Mercy. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Two weeks after local authorities responded to four threats in two days made to local schools, Riverhead police were called to yet another bomb scare at Bishop McGann-Mercy High School — and another bomb report that turned out to be false. (more…)