A two-story restaurant is being proposed for a sliver of land between the Route 58 Taco Bell and Harrison Avenue. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
Riverhead’s smallest proposed restaurant keeps getting smaller and smaller.
Though reducing the size, the number of seats, and the number of parking lots the restaurant can hold hasn’t been enough to get approval from the Riverhead Planning Board.
At least, yet. (more…)
Eugene Lafurno pictured at his Baiting Hollow home, which he has dubbed ‘The Epiphany.’ Riverhead Town was given approval from a court last month to demolish the addition at the top of the house. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)
After taking a Baiting Hollow couple to court over an addition to their home — a project the town has called a health and safety risk — Riverhead Town was granted permission last month to knock the structure down.
The town, however, still needs to take certain steps to make that happen. (more…)
A taxi cab crashed into this parked pickup truck Sunday night, officials said. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)
A Riverhead taxi and limo company has had its permits revoked in the wake of a Sunday night crash in Polish Town that sent a taxi passenger to a local hospital. (more…)
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Sunday bus service ridership is most popular on the S92.
Six months after Suffolk County made year-round Sunday bus service available to the public, ridership has steadily increased month-over-month, specifically on the route which spans the East End.
According to numbers provided by Legislator Jay Schneiderman’s office, ridership on Sundays in June topped 5,000 — up from about 1,100 in January. (more…)
The North Fork isn’t just corn, strawberries, pumpkins and grapes. While it remains to be seen what will become of the region’s kelp, you should keep an eye out for these locally grown products that are anything but the typical crop. (more…)
Tonka, a four-year-old shar pei, was hit and killed over the weekend. (Credit: Jesse Swenk/Facebook)
A Wading River resident and business owner is hoping someone in the Hulse Landing area — or anywhere, for that matter — can help him find who ran over his 4-year-old shar pei, Tonka.
Jesse Swenk said he had got home from work around 1 p.m. on Saturday, when he let Tonka out to go to the bathroom at his Park Street home. (more…)
Update: Police have arrested the second suspect in an alleged robbery that happened outside the Riverhead DMV early Monday.
Bobby Riddick, 46, turned himself into police after learning he was a wanted man, authorities said.
He was charged with second-degree robbery and held for arraignment.
Original story: A Riverhead man who recently pleaded guilty after he was caught stealing candy from a Mattituck home with a weapon was arrested again early Monday — this time, according to police, for mugging a man near the DMV and taking $300 from him.
Here’s a low-resolution photo that came out of Brookhaven Town’s press shop. It’s Councilwoman Connie Kepert congratulating engineers on an award. It was taken on April 6, 2013, if you couldn’t tell from the time stamp. I imagine this got printed nowhere.
Public relations firms: News organizations can’t live with ’em.
And life would sure be a lot harder without ’em.
That might not be the first thing you’d expect an editor to say, but it’s the truth. Relationships with people in the PR business — and spokespeople for many elected leaders — are an important part of the job and can be very helpful at times.
Other times, though, I really just have to shake my head. (more…)