05/19/15 5:00pm
The Suffolk Theater, which recently hosted a fitness competition called The Tribal Games, will venture back into sports next month by featuring boxing. (Credit: Bill Landon)

The Suffolk Theater, which recently hosted a fitness competition called The Tribal Games, will venture back into sports next month by featuring boxing. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Move over Madison Square Garden. Boxing is coming to the Suffolk Theater.

The 82-year-old art deco theater in downtown Riverhead has been sanctioned by USA Boxing and has its first bout scheduled for June 5.  (more…)

05/19/15 10:30am
Over 100 members of the public attended an informational meeting on Friday night about a proposed garbage district. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Over 100 members of the public attended an informational meeting on Friday night about a proposed garbage district. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

“For everybody to get up here and say the same things over and over again is ridiculous.”

So said Mike Brewer, a former president of the Flanders, Riverside, and Northampton Community Association at Friday night’s public informational meeting about a garbage district that has been proposed in the three hamlets.

Mr. Brewer said at the meeting that he’s unsure where he lies on the proposal, but said residents should let it go to a public vote.

But Mr. Brewer found himself in the minority on Friday night, where most of the 30 or so people who spoke at the meeting already had their minds made up. They were opposed to the idea, though some did support the proposal.

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05/16/15 10:00am
Town Highway Superintendent Gio Woodson says his department should be in charge of sign permits. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Town Highway Superintendent Gio Woodson says his department should be in charge of sign permits. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Fed up with his crews picking up signs for public office on public property, Riverhead Highway Superintendent George Woodson asked the Town Board to give his department the authority to issue political sign permits.

But that proposal was rejected by the board majority. (more…)

05/14/15 11:00am
BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | The main building at the  Jededian Hawkins Inn in Jamesport.

The main building at the Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

An online petition to “Save Jedediah Hawkins Inn” now has more than 900 signatures in support of allowing outdoor events at the historic structure on South Jamesport Avenue.

The Inn, built in 1863, is once again before the Riverhead Town Zoning Board of Appeals seeking permission to have outdoor catered events, something it has done annually since 2008. Indoor catered events are permitted, but outdoors events are not, which is why the ZBA variance is needed.  (more…)

05/13/15 8:00am

As it turns out, there is such a thing as a free lunch … and breakfast.

Beginning next fall, all students in the Roanoke Avenue and Phillips Avenue elementary schools will get a free lunch and a free breakfast at school on a daily basis, courtesy of the New York State Education Department program called “Community Eligibility Provision.”

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