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Times/Review classifieds offers local companies a place to advertise their job openings each week, and this week close to 50 positions are available from plumbers, marine technicians to drivers. (more…)
When you wake up tomorrow morning there could be four inches of fresh now to greet you, according to the latest projections from the National Weather Service in Upton. (more…)
A 49-year-old Shirley man was badly injured Sunday morning in a hang-gliding crash at the Calverton Enterprise Park, according to Riverhead Town police. (more…)
A Kings Park man caught stealing ammunition from Walmart in Riverhead Saturday was also found to be in possession of a switchblade, a loaded .40 caliber semiautomatic handgun and an unauthorized assault rifle with numerous high capacity magazines, town police said. (more…)
A Riverhead man was arrested this morning after a tenant of his said he threatened him with a baton.
According to police, 47-year-old John Kwasna was accused by his tenant, a 22-year-old Riverhead man, of menacing him. After a police investigation, Mr. Kwasna was charged with second-degree menacing, a misdemeanor.
After being arrested on a civilian complaint, Mr. Kwasna was later released on his own recognizance.
An order of protection was requested by the victim.
A program designed to monitor and reduce recidivism among convicted sex offenders has been very successful in the Suffolk County Police Department’s jurisdiction, officials said Friday.
The program, part of the county’s Community Protection Act, uses retired police officers who work for the nonprofit Parents for Megan’s Law to make in-person visits to sex offenders to ensure that they’re in compliance with residency registration laws and other requirements.
To date, however, none of the five East End town police departments is using that portion of the program, which has been offered to them at no cost, said Laura Ahearn, director of the nonprofit, which works to prevent sex offenses and aid victims of sex crimes. (more…)