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09/20/18 6:00am

A $20 million federal lawsuit claiming that the Riverhead School District discriminated against an African-American elementary school teacher by firing him after he was arrested for driving while intoxicated in 2012 has been dismissed.

Joe Johnson II, who had been a tenured fourth-grade teacher at Phillips Avenue Elementary School, was arrested by Southampton Village police in April 2012 and initially charged with criminal possession of a weapon and DWI.  READ

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09/19/18 5:49am

Another large apartment complex on East Main Street is now headed for the review process, as Riverhead Town has scheduled two “scoping” sessions on its environmental impact for next month. 

Listed officially listed as 203-213 East Main Street, the project location is better known locally as the former Sears site. 

The applicant, Metro Group Properties, is proposing a five-story, 170-unit mixed use structure on land immediately west of the 116-unit Riverview Lofts development, another five-story mixed use structure that’s currently under construction.  READ

09/18/18 6:00am

A proposed Calverton retail development to be anchored by a Tractor Supply Company store will likely be built in phases, since the applicant doesn’t have any other tenants lined up yet, according to Riverhead Town officials.

New England Retail Properties Holdings received approval in July for a three-lot subdivision of the 51-acre site, a former sand mine owned by Calverton Industries and partially used by Sky Materials as a construction and demolition processing center. READ

09/15/18 1:49pm

Pauline Sandmann was a frequent site at meetings of the Mobile/Manufactured Homeowners Association of Suffolk, for which she served as president for several years. She was a regular participant at meetings of the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association (FRNCA), Riverside Rediscovered and even the Riverhead Town Board, where she often got involved in mobile home issues.

Ms. Sandmann died suddenly on Feb. 17 of this year at her home in Riverside at the age of 87.  (more…)