02/28/15 4:41pm
02/28/2015 4:41 PM
New chamber of commerce president Brian Curtin, center, presented the Entrepreneurial Achievement Award to Long Irleand co-owners Dan Burke (left) and Greg Martin in December. (Joseph Pinciaro file photo)

New chamber of commerce president Brian Curtin, center, presented the Entrepreneurial Achievement Award to Long Irleand co-owners Dan Burke (left) and new chamber board member Greg Martin in December. (Joseph Pinciaro file photo)

The Riverhead Chamber of Commerce elected its new leaders at its recent membership meeting, selecting Great Rock Golf Course general manager Brian Curtin as its new president. (more…)

02/28/15 3:34pm

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.

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02/28/15 8:00am
County Executive Steve Bellone (center) touts the benefits of the county's new sex offender monitoring efforts in Hauppauge Friday. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

County Executive Steve Bellone (center) touts the benefits of the county’s new sex offender monitoring efforts in Hauppauge Friday. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

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…)