Articles by

Riverhead News-Review

10/30/14 4:45pm
RHS Guidance Counselor Anastasia Cobis brought her iPad to the College Fair to help seniors find out if the colleges they took literature from had the their desired major. (Courtesy RCSD)

RHS Guidance Counselor Anastasia Cobis brought her iPad to the College Fair to help seniors find out if the colleges they took literature from had the their desired major. (Courtesy RCSD)

Riverhead High School held its annual college fair on Tuesday at the high school gym, with a turnout from more colleges than it ever had before at one of its college fairs.

Close to 300 students in Riverhead’s senior class attended the fair, as well as over 125 organizations.

And despite the ‘college fair’ title, the event set up through the school’s guidance department had more than just four-year universities. Guidance director Charles Gassar said community colleges, trade schools and the armed services attended the fair as well.

“Dozens of high school seniors were able to speak one-on-one with each representative and find out a little bit about what they have to offer,” said guidance counselor Anastasia Cobis. “As a guidance counselor, I love to see our students networking and coming up with their own plan for what it is they want to do after graduation.”

 

10/30/14 2:00pm

• A Northampton man was arrested as part of an undercover narcotics investigation. He’s facing several charges in relation to selling cocaine in Northampton, Southampton Town police said.

Tyrone Ligon, 43, of Birch Court was arrested at his home Friday afternoon as a result of a long-term investigation by members of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s East End Drug Task Force, which uses officers from various East End departments to conduct undercover narcotics investigations.

Mr. Ligon is accused of making drug sales on July 17, 2013, July 25, 2013, Aug. 23, 2013, Oct. 14, 2013, and Nov. 19, 2013, all in Northampton, according to police.

He was charged with five counts of second-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, which is a Class A-II felony carrying a penalty of up to eight years in jail.

• A Riverhead man was pulled over for a loud exhaust and was eventually arrested on marijuana charges, as an officer smelled more than just the car exhaust, according to police.

Brian Stokley, 29, of Fanning Boulevard was pulled over for the exhaust noise at the intersection of County Road 105 and Flanders Road Friday afternoon when an officer noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from the car, according to police. After a search of the vehicle, the officer found a plastic container with nine Ziploc bags containing more than an ounce of marijuana.

Mr. Stokley was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and with vehicle and traffic violations for the loud muffler and exhaust, police said.

@ALL_Endnote:Those who are named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.

10/30/14 8:00am
These roadway signs should be gone by next week as voters head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 4.

These roadway signs should be gone by next week as voters head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 4. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Tuesday, Nov. 4, is Election Day nationwide, and voters on the North Fork will be asked to choose a governor, a congressman, two state legislators, a county clerk, a state attorney general, a state and county comptroller and a handful of judges, while weighing in on special ballot propositions.  (more…)

10/30/14 6:00am
United Riverhead Terminal in Northville plans to convert two of the existing petroleum tanks on its property to gasoline storage tanks. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

United Riverhead Terminal in Northville plans to convert two of the existing petroleum tanks on its property to gasoline storage tanks. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

RIVERHEAD

To the Editor:

I am aware there might be a handful of people in our community who are not opposed to United Riverhead Terminal’s expansion because, as originally reported in this paper, the expansion was supposedly intended for emergency gasoline storage.  (more…)