08/19/14 9:06pm
Former Lakewood resident Douglas Rosenbrock speaks before the Town Board Tuesday evening. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Former Lakewood resident Douglas Rosenbrock speaks before the Town Board Tuesday evening. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Nearly 20 members of the Lakewood mobile home community in Calverton demanded accountability from the Riverhead Town Board during a contentious public meeting Tuesday evening, with residents claiming that illegal rentals and an abandoned mobile home were ruining their neighborhood.

The complaints led to a brief argument between Supervisor Sean Walter and Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, who said she wasn’t aware complaints had been filed. (more…)

08/19/14 8:00am
COURT DOCUMENT IMAGE | A photo taken during a 2013 raid of an Osborn Avenue property shows dozens of marijuana plants in the garage of Edward Dispirito, police say. Mr. Dispirito pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges this month.

Police raided Edward Dispirito’s property on Osborne Avenue in 2013 and found dozens of marijuana plants in the garage. (Credit: Federal court document)

A Riverhead man accused of growing roughly $3.8 million worth of marijuana at his Osborn Avenue property has pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges and is expected to forfeit $13.6 million in assets, according to court documents.

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08/18/14 12:54pm
Police say Steven Dohner is being held on burglary charges in connection with three alleged thefts, two in Center Moriches in June and one from Riverhead in 2013. (Credit: Google Maps)

Police say Steven Dohner is being held on burglary charges in connection with three alleged thefts, two in Center Moriches in June and one from Riverhead in 2013. (Credit: Google Maps)

A 50-year-old homeless man being held in jail for breaking into a Center Moriches liquor store twice in June has been charged with burglary in connection with a break-in at a religious music store more than a year ago, Riverhead Town police said.  (more…)