12/04/14 5:11pm
12/04/2014 5:11 PM
Serendipity Farm's horse barn was built in 2012 in Riverhead on Mill Road. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Serendipity Farm’s horse barn was built in 2012 in Riverhead on Mill Road. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

A Calverton man who has been accused of stealing more than $10 million from his family-run heating and air-conditioning company has been released from jail while he awaits trial, his attorney confirmed Thursday.

Joseph Simonelli, who also owns a thoroughbred horse farm on Mill Road in Riverhead, was released Monday on $750,000 bond, said the attorney, Michael Cornacchia.  (more…)

12/02/14 10:00am
12/02/2014 10:00 AM
The entrance to the Main Road preserve. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

The entrance to the Main Road preserve. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

About six weeks after a 14-week-old puppy was discovered shot dead in a garbage bag at Laurel Lake Preserve, no arrests have been made, the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals confirmed.

“It is still an ongoing investigation and we are still actively investigating,” Roy Gross, chief of the agency said. “We do certainly want to make an arrest in the case, but at this point there is nothing further that I can add.”  (more…)

12/01/14 4:51pm
Riverhead firefighters breaking windows in an upper floor window at the Doctors Path Apartments Monday afternoon. (Credit: Michael White)

Riverhead firefighters break an upper floor window at the Doctors Path Apartments Monday afternoon. (Credit: Michael White)

Update 9:20 p.m. Monday: Riverhead Town police said in a press release that preliminary results of the ongoing investigation has determined the fire was “accidental.” The Red Cross also responded to the scene and assisted people displaced by the fire, police said.

Original story:

Town fire marshals are investigating the cause of a fire that broke out in the second floor of an apartment building in Riverhead Monday afternoon, fire officials said.

No one was hurt in the 3:40 p.m. fire at the Doctors Path Apartments, said Riverhead firefighter Bill Sanok.

There was heavy smoke upon arrival, he said, which prompted volunteers to call for more support from firefighters, but the fire was brought under control rather quickly. (more…)

12/01/14 3:21pm
Riverleigh Avenue intersects with the Riverside traffic circle on Flanders Road. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

The Valero is located at the northern portion of the traffic circle. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

A man who was denied cigars because he didn’t have proof of his age was arrested after he then went outside and kicked the careful clerk’s car in retaliation, damaging the car, Southampton Town police said. (more…)