A Manorville man accused of killing two women whose bodies were found in wooded areas in East Patchogue and Holbrook more than 20 years ago has been convicted of two counts of second-degree murder.
Adchem Corporation, which has been in Riverhead since 1984 and employs more than 100 people at its Route 58 site, was sold to an Indiana-based company on Friday, according to Berry Global, the new owner of the business.
Plans for a new monument in memory of two Grumman test pilots who died in a 1967 crash took a step forward last Thursday, as Riverhead Town Board members gave an informal OK to bringing in a three-ton boulder to which a plaque would be affixed.
New playground equipment is expected to come to three Riverhead Town parks, and a new electronic scoreboard is planned for the Horton Avenue basketball court, where the annual “Stop the Violence” basketball tournament is held.
DNA evidence found on two murdered prostitutes doesn’t mean John Bittrolff killed the woman, it just means he had sex with them, defense attorney William Keahon said Monday in his closing statement of the murder case against Mr. Bittrolff.
The Riverhead Town Police Department will have three new members, effective June 25.
On Tuesday, the Town Board appointed Robert Sproston, Christie Smith and Christopher Pendzick as full-time officers. All had previously worked as part-time officers.
Riverhead Town Board members agreed Tuesday to settle a lawsuit stemming from the 2009 condemnation of about one-third of an acre off Route 58 that was needed as part of the realignment of Route 58, Pulaski Street and Mill Road.