Major party candidates in the First Congressional District and Second State Assembly district met for a set of debates at the Vineyard Caterers in Aquebogue Wednesday night.
Over 100 attended the dinner-debate hosted by the Mattituck Chamber of Commerce before the Nov. 6 election. READ
The Suffolk County Board of Elections has reversed a controversial decision to deny voters the ability to cast absentee ballots in person as they are received at its Yaphank headquarters. READ
Modell’s Sporting Goods is closing its Riverhead store.
Signs hung in the window advertise “drastic markdowns,” on merchandise, including clothing and athletic equipment.
The sports outfitter is located in the same block of retailers including Best Buy and Bed Bath & Beyond. READ
UPDATED (Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 4 p.m.):Democratic Congressional candidate Perry Gershon is calling for an investigation into Rep. Lee Zeldin’s (R-Shirley) re-election campaign after voters were sent incorrect information about absentee ballot deadlines.
The postcard sent by the Zeldin campaign quotes Mr. Zeldin as saying, “The right to vote is one of the most fundamental rights guaranteed to us. It protects our democracy by making officials accountable to the people. I urge you to exercise that right, by completing your requested absentee ballot and postmarking it by November 6th.” READ
Riverhead parks and recreation superintendent Ray Coyne presented a report earlier this month on the department’s programming and participation, which reflected an 11 percent increase in total registrations from 2017 to 2018.
“We’re back to where we should be,” Mr. Coyne said, noting that 4,336 people have participated in recreation department programs so far this year, up from 3,911 in 2017.
Using the data, the department identified several areas to focus on in order to boost participation. READ
Taxi companies operating in Riverhead could see hikes in permit fees as town officials consider increasing them for the first time since 2012.
According to current town code, companies must obtain an owner’s permit for $500, as well as an operator’s permit and a vehicle permit for $100 each. Those fees were approved by the Town Board in December 2011 and took effect the following month, according to deputy town attorney Erik Howard, who discussed the proposal at a work session last Thursday. READ
A developer is seeking permission to construct a new 7-Eleven on West Main Street in Riverhead.
The 3,062-square-foot store would be built on the south side of West Main Street, just east of Osborn Avenue. An existing automotive repair shop would be demolished to make way for the 7-Eleven. READ
UPDATE: 6:45 p.m.: A 53-year-old Aquebogue man was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital after being ejected from his vehicle during a head-on crash in Aquebogue this morning.
Chris Hollborn suffered serious head injuries as a result of the 11:31 a.m. crash in front of the Vineyards at Aquebogue, according to Riverhead Police.