07/10/14 4:54pm
Kenneth Belcher's mug shot (Credit: Riverhead Police Department)

Kenneth Belcher’s mug shot (Credit: Riverhead Police Department)

Following a news report earlier Thursday, Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller confirmed Friday that a 46-year-old Riverhead man accused of beating and robbing a man early Monday is a “possible suspect” in a string of other assaults and robberies in the area. (more…)

07/10/14 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Julian Williams is charged with first-degree robbery following an incident Wednesday on Delores Avenue

Julian Williams had been charged with first-degree robbery following an alleged incident in December on Delores Avenue (Courtesy: Riverhead Town Police Department)

Six months after a Riverhead teen’s arrest over an alleged robbery, the felony charge filed against him was reduced to a petit larceny and immediately dropped in town court last month, according to court documents and clerks.

A supervisor for the teen’s Legal Aid attorney said he could not disclose why the case had been dismissed, due to legal protections sealing the young man’s criminal record. Prosecutors did not respond to numerous requests for comment on the case.  (more…)

07/05/14 6:00pm
The site of the accident in January. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

The site of the accident in January. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

A Southold man who was killed by falling industrial equipment in Mattituck in January was not wearing a hard hat at the time and hadn’t received training about construction dangers, according to findings of a federal investigation into the accident.

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07/02/14 2:09pm
Fire crews put out a fire at an abandoned barn this afternoon in Calverton. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Fire crews put out a fire at an abandoned barn this afternoon in Calverton. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Update 4 p.m.: Riverhead police said a fire that burned an abandoned barn to the ground in Calverton Wednesday afternoon “does not appear suspicious.”

The fire remains under investigation by Riverhead police detectives. Anyone with information on the fire are asked to call police at 727-4500 ext. 321.  (more…)

06/27/14 5:00pm
Congressman Tim Bishop and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand pitch the new high-tech startup bill at a press conference Friday morning. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Congressman Tim Bishop and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand pitch the new high-tech startup bill at a press conference Friday morning. (Credit: Paul Squire)

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said New York research facilities and nonprofits receive about $6 billion in federal investment — the second-most in the nation.

Yet fledgling businesses out of those research labs get about 7 percent of the nation’s venture capital, something Ms. Gillibrand said needs to change.  (more…)