As tension simmers between the two main characters in Thomas Barnes’ short film “Porgies and Bass,” the bluffs of a Baiting Hollow beach loom in the background. Mr. Barnes angled some of the shots to show a series of wooden stairs leading down to the sand that were damaged in Superstorm Sandy and never repaired. READ
Sitting in a giant circle, the guests and members of the Riverhead Anti-Bias Task Force spent Monday evening discussing topics as diverse as the group itself.
The New York State Attorney General’s office has awarded a $100,000 grant to Riverhead Town to fight back against “zombie” homes — vacant and abandoned foreclosed houses that aren’t being properly maintained. READ
From the moment Jessica Weeks and Bill Gillis of Patchogue laid eyes on Dixie, a rescued 7-year-old Shiba Inu mix, they knew she’d be coming home with them.
Ms. Weeks had read an article about the pup, who was flown to the United States after being rescued from the illegal dog meat trade in Thailand, and was touched by the dog’s ordeal. READ
Rasheeda Brown stole two cars during her wild police pursuit across Southampton and Riverhead Town last month at speeds topping 120 miles per house, a prosecutor said during her arraignment on a slew of felony and misdemeanor charges.
A Riverhead woman who reportedly escaped custody and led Riverhead and Southampton police on two high-speed chases last month has been indicted on a slew of felony and misdemeanor charges, including grand larceny, escaping custody, possession of stolen property, vehicle theft, and reckless endangerment, according to online court records.
Special permits and so-called hardship exceptions, which allowed farmers to develop preserved farmland, have been deemed illegal, according to a New York State Supreme Court ruling. READ
A triple-bladed wind turbine at Half Hollow Nursery in Laurel looms over the farmland and tiny post office on the Riverhead Town side of the hamlet.