07/01/15 8:30am
07/01/2015 8:30 AM
Tree limbs hang on a house on Wilson Avenue in Riverhead. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Tree limbs hang on a house on Wilson Avenue in Riverhead. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

An early morning string of thunderstorm toppled trees and knocked out power for more than 3,000 residents in Riverhead and Flanders Wednesday.

According to a PSEG outage map, about 2,500 customers in Jamesport and 555 residents in Flanders lost power due to the storm. As of 8:30 a.m., power had been restored to most of the Jamesport properties around Tuthill Lane, according to the map.  (more…)

06/08/15 12:08pm
06/08/2015 12:08 PM
A wind turbine in Laurel. (Credit: File photo)

A wind turbine in Laurel. (Credit: File photo)

The National Weather Service has issued a severe winds warning for eastern Long Island today, Monday, effective into late this afternoon.

According to the Weather Service warning, winds may reach up to 40 to 45 miles per hour.

NWS meteorologist Jay Engle said there’s also a chance of severe thunderstorms later tomorrow. Showers are expected to begin around 10 p.m. tonight. Temperatures are expected to be low on Monday, reaching a high of 66. Tuesday is expected to be warmer, with a high of 75.

There is also a high rip current risk at all ocean-facing beaches today, according to Mr. Engle.

“Don’t go in the water unless you’re an expert swimmer and lifeguards are on duty,” he said, adding that further rip current safety tips can be found on the local National Weather Service center’s Facebook page.

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04/03/15 10:00am
04/03/2015 10:00 AM
A Riverhead highway crew begins patching up potholes along Sound Avenue Wednesday morning. The workers said this year is the worst they can remember. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A Riverhead highway crew begins patching potholes along Sound Avenue Wednesday morning. The workers said this year is the worst they can remember. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Hopefully, the suspension of your car is ready this spring because 2015 is shaping up to be the worst year for potholes in a long time.

“It’s twice as bad as I’ve ever seen it,” said Riverhead Highway Superintendent George “Gio” Woodson.

The town’s employees are scrambling to fill in potholes — large and small and numbering up to 5,000 — across town that were cratered in a snowy and frigid February, according to Mr. Woodson.

The crews are focusing on main roads first, moving to secondary roads and then finally streets in housing developments. (more…)

03/21/15 11:01am
03/21/2015 11:01 AM
The beginning of spring brought several inches of snow along with it. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

The beginning of spring brought several inches of snow along with it. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

The first day of spring looked an awful lot like winter. Yes, the white stuff kept falling Friday night into Saturday morning, blanketing the East End.

On social media, people captured what would (hopefully) be the last snow of the season. (more…)

03/05/15 4:26pm
03/05/2015 4:26 PM

The National Weather Service is reporting between five to seven inches of snow accumulated on the North Fork during Thursday’s storm.

Here are the latest snowfall totals posted at 4:48 p.m.:

• Mattituck had 7 inches of snow as of 4 p.m.
• Riverhead had 6.9 inches of snow as of 3:39 p.m.
• Wading River had 6.5 inches of snow as of 3 p.m.
• Jamesport had 5.3 inches of snow as of 2:15 p.m.

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03/05/15 8:35am
Cars make their way trough a snowy downtown Riverhead Thursday afternoon. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Cars make their way trough a snowy downtown Riverhead Thursday afternoon. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter declared a winter storm emergency beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday as snow that began in the early morning hours continued to fall steadily.

Though there’s been concern about dwindling supplies, Riverhead Town received 85 tons of salt yesterday, Mr. Walter said.

“That will get us through this storm,” he said, adding the town has 700 additional tons of salt on the way.

(more…)