In his first one-on-one interview with the media since his arrest and guilty plea in federal court Tuesday, former Southampton Town Councilman Brad Bender told the News-Review he became addicted to pain pills he was overprescribed following back surgery.
Mr. Bender said he eventually started sharing his prescription with another person, who then sold the pills to others. READ
The former King Kullen store on Route 58 could be re-occupied by Christmas, according to the operator of the store that will be taking its place.
A day before Thanksgiving, the Riverhead Town Board has a light schedule for its work session on Wednesday. The only item up for discussion is a review of the draft resolutions for next Tuesday’s regular meeting. READ
Residents of the Flanders-Riverside area had planned for days to speak before the Southampton Town Board about the need for greater policing on their streets in the face of a recent crime wave.
The three-hour parking limit on about 60 spaces in the riverfront parking lot between Pera Bell Food Bar and Dark Horse Restaurant would no longer be in effect from just 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. under a proposal being considered by the Riverhead Town Board.
Riverhead Town officials have been trying to attract a supermarket or grocery store to the downtown area for many years. And now it looks as if though one may open there soon.
Suffolk County has begun to crack down on short-term rental owners who list their properties online and are now requiring them to collect and remit a hotel-motel tax from their guests. In some cases, the county has administered back taxes to those who hadn’t previously collected the tax. READ
The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the recent trend of developers proposing restaurants or small stores in the parking lots of larger shopping centers on Route 58 at its work session on Thursday. READ