A new law unanimously passed by Suffolk County lawmakers Tuesday requires amusement parks and water parks to report crimes, including sexual misconduct, to police immediately.
The language of the legislation explicitly references a “troubling incident that occurred at a popular water park in Suffolk County, when several girls reported being groped by a group of men in the park’s wave pool.” READ
The HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter that crashed in western Iraq last March, killing Riverhead native Dashan Briggs and six other service members, struck a galvanized steel cable strung horizontally between two 341-foot high towers, according to a United States Air Force Aircraft Accident Investigation Board report. READ
Riverhead officials are considering a plan to go green at municipal buildings that could save taxpayers nearly $10 million in the long run.
The company hired by the town in August to create a proposed energy performance contract, Johnson Controls International, presented its plan to the Town Board at a work session Thursday. READ
As absentee ballots are counted and the results of the 1st Congressional District race will soon be certified, local Democrats have found a silver lining in a loss that saw their candidate receive dramatically more support than in the two most recent elections.
The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center in Hampton Bays is hoping to build a North Fork branch in Aquebogue, but that use is currently not permitted under Riverhead Town’s zoning code. READ
After a Federal Aviation Administration workshop held in Riverhead earlier this month left residents and elected officials alike dissatisfied, elected officials gathered at Iron Pier Beach in Jamesport Wednesday to demand the FAA hold a proper public hearing on the matter. READ
Calverton Aviation and Technology has made a $500,000 initial deposit within the time frame called for in the agreement of sale between CAT and Riverhead Town, according to Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith.
CAT is proposing to purchase 1,643 acres of land from the town at the Enterprise Park at Calverton for $40 million. READ
Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith and the Town Board adopted a resolution last week to create and authorize the appointment of members to a new Environmental Advisory Committee. READ