More than a 125 people attended Wednesday’s Federal Aviation Administration workshop in Riverhead to express complaints over the constant buzz of helicopters flying across the North Fork. But the format of the hearing left many feeling as if the FAA was failing to take their complaints seriously. READ
Tonight’s scheduled Suffolk County Division IV football final between No. 2 seed Shoreham-Wading River (9-1) and No. 1 Mount Sinai (10-0) has been rescheduled for Friday at 4 p.m. Section XI said it rescheduled the game as a safety precaution, with a mix of rain and snow forecast for later today. READ
As 22-mile-per-hour winds swirled around Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, and the wind-chill factor made it feel like 12 degrees, the Riverhead Blue Waves huddled inside their locker room preparing for the Division II county championship against West Islip.
A calm silence fell over the group. READ
A multi-agency investigation into street gangs and narcotics in Riverhead led to more than a dozen arrests Wednesday as members of the Bloods street gang were charged for their involvement in large-scale distribution of crack cocaine, according to the United States Attorney’s Office. READ
Call him Mr. Versatility.
It’s hard to pigeonhole Sean Allen into one track and field event. That’s because the Riverhead High School senior is so good at a number of them. READ
“I am the child of refugees. Had my father and his parents not been allowed here, I would not exist.” — Billy Joel
The passenger ship St. Louis left the port of Hamburg, Germany, May 13, 1939, with 937 Jewish passengers aboard, including hundreds of children. Its destination was Havana, Cuba, which had given the passengers transit visas and landing certificates to disembark once they arrived. READ
Two properties comprised of 43 undeveloped acres on Main Road in Jamesport that were once eyed for 42,000 square feet of commercial development have now been acquired for open space preservation by Suffolk County. READ
Officials from Riverhead Town and the Riverhead School District urged the Suffolk County IDA not to grant an enhanced 10-year tax exemption to the owner of the Suffolk County Community College’s culinary school that would result in no property taxes being paid over a 10 year period.
The comments came at a public hearing held before the county IDA Wednesday. READ