02/09/14 8:00am
02/09/2014 8:00 AM

You can learn a lot from observing a group of kids singing around a birthday cake.

Michael White, editor

Most are licking their chops, thinking about nothing more than shoving cake in their mouths. There’s also the antsy, thrill-seeking kid who nearly pushes the guest of honor off her chair just to help blow out some candles. (more…)

02/03/14 5:59am
02/03/2014 5:59 AM
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GRANT PARPAN PHOTO | Councilman George Gabrielsen, right, giving a proclamation to New-Review reporter Tim Gannon declaring Jan. 23, 2014, “Tim Gannon Day” in Riverhead Town.

If you’ve ever read the News-Review, you’ve probably seen Tim Gannon’s byline.

Tim has been a reporter for the paper since 1996, covering everything from Town Hall and police news to 100th birthday parties and school board meetings.

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02/01/14 8:00am
02/01/2014 8:00 AM
TIM GANNON PHOTO | This building, across the street from town hall, will be subject to a public hearing shortly.

TIM GANNON PHOTO | This building, across the street from town hall, will be subject to a public hearing shortly.

I am the owner and operator of Mainstream House Recovery Homes, the subject of last week’s “Guest Spot” article. I would like to respond to author Jerry Bilinski’s many random and false finger-pointings with regard to self-pay recovery homes that do not fall within the realm of a 501(C)3. His many haphazard, seemingly made-up-on-the-spot allegations are reckless and have the potential to put in jeopardy the lives of many individuals who, without a structured recovery home, could potentially have nowhere else to go. (more…)

01/26/14 10:00am
01/26/2014 10:00 AM
TIM GANNON PHOTO | This building, across the street from town hall, will be subject to a public hearing shortly.

TIM GANNON PHOTO | This building, across the street from town hall, will be subject to a public hearing shortly.

I have worked in the mental health and substance abuse field for nonprofit agencies for over a decade. I read with great concern that the Riverhead Town Board is considering granting a special permit to allow a sober home run by Mainstream Houses, a for-profit organization, in an existing house on East Main Street. (more…)