11/24/14 7:25am
(Credit: Suffolk County Crime Stoppers)

(Credit: Suffolk County Crime Stoppers)

Police are looking for a woman who used a fake credit card to buy a laptop in Riverhead last month, and they’ve asked the public for help.

Riverhead detectives and Suffolk County Crime Stoppers say the woman used the forged credit card at the Best Buy on Route 58 on Oct. 24 about 7:10 p.m. She purchased the credit card and left the store before workers realized the card was invalid.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. Police are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest. All calls will be kept confidential.

psquire@timesreview.com

11/23/14 2:00pm

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Looking for work, or know someone who is?

Times/Review classifieds offers local companies a place to advertise their job openings each week, and this week 30 positions are available from a child care worker, to a medical assistant, to a laborer.

And for anyone interested in submitting a classified ad, email: classifieds@timesreview.com.

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11/23/14 10:00am
Minnie Rose, a high-end women's cashmere line, opened its first brick-and-mortar store at Tanger Outlets in Riverhead last week. (Rachel Young photo)

Minnie Rose, a high-end women’s cashmere line, opened its first brick-and-mortar store at Tanger Outlets in Riverhead last week. (Credit: Rachel Young)

Minnie Rose, a high-end clothing line specializing in luxury women’s cashmere, opened its first brick-and-mortar shop at Tanger Outlets in Riverhead last week.

“We’re excited about the response to the cashmere and just educating everyone about who Minnie Rose is,” said a spokeswoman for the store’s owner, Lisa Shaller-Goldberg. (more…)

11/22/14 9:30am
11/22/2014 9:30 AM
East End Arts School new director Diane Giardi on the porch of the school last week. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

East End Arts School new director Diane Giardi on the porch of the school last week. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

An artist with a holistic approach to lesson planning has been named East End Arts’ newest education director.

Diane Giardi, who began work in the downtown Riverhead office last week, said she’s excited to help teachers prepare curriculums and to build relationships with local artists and community groups.

“One thing I’d like to incorporate is some text in courses — poetry and other aspects of writing and the narrative,” she said. “It would also be nice to bring a little more theater back.”

(more…)

11/21/14 2:41pm
Workers at a farm off Sound Avenue in Riverhead in 2012. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Workers at a farm off Sound Avenue in Riverhead in 2012. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Business owners in local sectors long dependent on immigrant labor offered mixed views Friday on President Barack Obama’s executive action that will allow temporary worker status to millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.

While most farmers, winery and restaurant owners interviewed welcomed the policy shift, several had reservations on how it came about. (more…)