12/11/14 4:30pm
Developer Michael Butler leads Pat Snyder, the East End Arts director, on a tour of the building during an open house Wendesday night. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Developer Michael Butler leads Pat Snyder, the East End Arts director, on a tour of the building during an open house Wendesday night. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Forty people have already put in applications for the 19 available apartment spaces in the newly-renovated former Woolworth building.

But developer Michael Butler said potential renters shouldn’t be discouraged; the building is set to take in its first tenants next year, he said, but it will still have openings.  (more…)

(Credit: Paul Squire)

Supporters of the Shoreham-Wading River school bond review a map of where to place signs around the district. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Sets of tables and chairs were arranged in the Miller Avenue Elementary School gym Tuesday night, right next to a row of display boards showing overhead construction plans with alterations highlighted in yellow and green.

At the tables sat Shoreham-Wading River School District administrators and school board members, ready to answer questions about the district’s proposed $48.5 million plan to refit and repair district schools.  (more…)

12/10/14 1:00pm
Shoreham-Wading River coach Matt Millheiser accepts the Rutgers Trophy on the team's behalf at Monday night's all-county dinner. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Shoreham-Wading River coach Matt Millheiser accepts the Rutgers Trophy on the team’s behalf at the Dec. 1 all-county dinner. Millheiser was selected by the New York Giants as the “Coach of the Year.” (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Add one more accolade to Shoreham-Wading River’s stunning football season.

Coach Matt Millheiser has been named “Coach of the Year” by the New York Giants, earning the program $4,000 in donations, according to the organization.  (more…)

A view of two of Shoreham's tennis courts last spring, which have become unplayable after years of neglect. A proposed $48.5 million construction project would repair the courts. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister, file)

A view of two of Shoreham’s tennis courts last spring, which have become unplayable after years of neglect. A proposed $48.5 million construction project would repair the courts. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister, file)

Want to find out more about Shoreham-Wading River’s proposed school bond before the big vote next month? Clear your Tuesday night plans.

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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…)