03/02/15 6:00am
Santos Aguilar walks along Sweezy Avenue Monday morning in Riverhead to look for shoveling work. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Santos Aguilar walks along Sweezy Avenue Monday morning in Riverhead to look for shoveling work. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

6 A.M. Monday

More than six inches of snow fell across Riverhead Sunday into Monday creating hazardous conditions on the roads and forcing delayed openings of schools.

While the precipitation has stopped, winds of more than 20 miles per hour are expected for later this morning, which could create some drifty conditions on the roadways. (more…)

03/01/15 11:01am
Rescue workers responded to a hang-gliding crash at EPCAL in Calveron on Monday. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Rescue workers responded to a paragliding crash in Calverton Monday. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Correction: This report initially identified the machine that crashed as a hang glider. It was a powered paraglider.

A 49-year-old Shirley man was badly injured Sunday morning in a paragliding crash at the Calverton Enterprise Park, according to Riverhead Town police.  (more…)

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.