Here are some of today’s top stories across the North Fork. To stay on top of local news, follow the Riverhead News-Review on Facebook.
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.”
Over the past month our editorial board has conducted interviews with candidates for local office this year and viewed and attended debates between them.
Now, as has long been the tradition of the paper, we offer our endorsements for Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 4. (more…)
The Shoreham-Wading River football team’s final home game has been switched to Friday afternoon, according to Section XI.
The Wildcats were originally set to host Port Jefferson at 2 p.m. Saturday. The game will now be at 3:30 p.m. Friday. (more…)
Light up the Peconic!
A plan to bring “WaterFire” to downtown Riverhead could be in the works. WaterFire Riverhead, as it’s being billed, is a based on similar WaterFire displays around the world — the nearest being in Providence, R.I. — that feature bonfires on waterways while other artistic displays and performances take place around them. (more…)
Downtown Riverhead is about to come alive … with the dead.
From the Headless Horseman, to a(nother) re-enactment of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” to beating hearts below wooden floorboards and all things Edgar Allan Poe, if it’s spooky, it’ll be on Main Street this weekend.
Read all the details on northforker.com
Riverhead Town has secured additional funding to cover the cost of redirecting sewers from Peconic Bay waters at the Enterprise Park at Calverton thanks to $476,000 in grant funding from the state’s Water Quality Improvement Program. (more…)
The owners of a Northville nursery who are seeking town permission to build solar panels on 10 acres at the rear of their Sound Avenue farm will first need to prove that no other use allowed under the property’s zoning will be profitable at the site.
Plant Connection, owned by Melissa Daniels and Anthony Caggiano, is seeking a “use variance” from the Riverhead Zoning Board of Appeals to allow them to incorporate a use not permitted by zoning.