Tight quarters heading into and out of Riverhead Town Justice Court makes Police Chief David Hegermiller and Town Supervisor Sean Walter believe that arming court officers with guns would not be safe. Others think it would make the court safer. (Credit: Paul Squire)
Riverhead Town’s Justice Court isn’t as safe as it should be, elected town officials say.
They maintain that the hallways in the Howell Avenue building — which also serves as police department headquarters — aren’t wide enough and that the courtroom is too close to the building’s entrance.
“It’s very tight up there,” said Police Chief David Hegermiller. “It’s very confined quarters. It’s very makeshift.” (more…)
Tarell Holloway mug shot. (Credit: Riverhead Town police)
A Riverhead man previously arrested for choking a woman during a fight in June is now facing felony grand larceny charges in connection with a car theft and another larceny on East Main Street last month, Riverhead Town police said. (more…)
This sod farm on the east side of Edwards Avenue, just north of the railroad, may host a 38-acre solar energy farm. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
The Riverhead Town Planning Board approved a preliminary site plan at its meeting last Thursday proposing a solar farm with roughly 30,000 panels on an area of Calverton farmland. (more…)
Canada geese in the Peconic River just south of Riverhead’s West Main Street. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file)
In an effort to spur forward movement on lots along the Peconic River, Riverhead Town is expected to apply for a special Department of Environmental Conservation classification for acreage on West Main Street. (more…)
A 46-lot subdivision is proposed on this farmland north of Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
After neighbors came out in early August to oppose the plan, the Riverhead Town Planning Board closed a public hearing last Thursday on a subdivision plan for land near the intersection of Sound and Roanoke Avenues after developers increased the size of the lots, as the board had requested. (more…)
Mothers Vanessa Logan (left) and Patricia Shea (second from left) spoke before the Shoreham-Wading River school board Tuesday night to vent their concerns over a school bus stop change.
Nearly a decade ago, a group of parents went before the Shoreham-Wading River school board to protest a change in their children’s bus stop.
On Tuesday night, those same mothers were back again, saying that the district’s new consolidation plan effectively made it unsafe for their children to walk to the bus. (more…)
Buffalo Wild Wings in Riverhead is donating 15 percent of its sales Wednesday to the Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps. (more…)
It’s been a busy summer for workers in the Shoreham-Wading River school district, superintendent Steven Cohen said at Tuesday night’s school board meeting.
With the district implementing a new plan to reorganize the area’s schools by grade, several changes — and even some upgrades — have been made to district buildings. (more…)