12/09/14 9:50am
National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration satellite images show a nor'easter that is scheduled to hit the East End late Monday.

National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration satellite images show a nor’easter that is scheduled to hit the East End late Monday.

Update (Tuesday 5 p.m.): Riverhead police say no roads have been closed a early winter nor’easter moves across Riverhead Town.

Riverhead Highway Superintendent George “Gio” Woodson couldn’t be immediately reached for comment.

Update (Tuesday 10 a.m.): Hazardous weather advisories remain in effect Tuesday as a nor’easter brings heavy rain and strong wind gusts to the area.

In preparation, Riverhead Highway Department readied equipment ahead of the nor’easter. Tree removal crews are on standby in anticipation of heavy rain and wind downing trees, Highway Superintendent Gio Woodson said.  (more…)

12/04/14 5:11pm
Serendipity Farm's horse barn was built in 2012 in Riverhead on Mill Road. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Serendipity Farm’s horse barn was built in 2012 in Riverhead on Mill Road. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

A Calverton man who has been accused of stealing more than $10 million from his family-run heating and air-conditioning company has been released from jail while he awaits trial, his attorney confirmed Thursday.

Joseph Simonelli, who also owns a thoroughbred horse farm on Mill Road in Riverhead, was released Monday on $750,000 bond, said the attorney, Michael Cornacchia.  (more…)

11/26/14 3:28pm
Albino Dejesus Medina is led out of Southold Town Court during his initial arraignment on Nov. 14. He has since been indicted in Suffolk County court. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Albino Dejesus Medina is led out of Southold Town Court during his initial arraignment on Nov. 14. He has since been indicted in Suffolk County court. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

A Bay Shore man being investigated as both a potential shooter in an October attack in Riverhead and as the fifth suspect in a separate gang-related shooting in Southold last month gave investigators two written confessions to the Southold shooting after he was apprehended, a Suffolk County prosecutor said during the man’s arraignment Wednesday.  (more…)

11/26/14 8:00am
A nearly two-hour barricade in a Mastic house ended with three people coming out with hands up Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 in front of police with machine guns and armored vehicles. (Credit: James Carbone/Newsday)

A nearly two-hour barricade in a Mastic house ended with three people coming out with hands up last Wednesday, Nov. 19, in front of police with machine guns and armored vehicles. (Credit: James Carbone/Newsday)

A teenager wanted for allegedly bringing a gun to a dispute in Riverhead barricaded himself into a house in Mastic for two hours last week after he noticed police nearby, according to police and media reports.

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