Supervisor Sean Walter and Councilwoman Jodi Giglio at Tuesday night’s Town Board meeting. (Credit: Paul Squire)
The Riverhead Town Board’s anticipated vote on authorizing a $6 million, two-year bridge loan to stave off a double-digit tax increase next year was put on hold Tuesday, because four board members are split on the issue and the fifth was absent from the meeting.
Supervisor Sean Walter said that without the loan, the town will face a 12.5 percent tax increase next year and that cutting $4 million — the amount of the town’s general fund deficit — would involve eliminating about 60 town positions. (more…)
A woman was pulled from the driver’s seat of a car, punched in the head and smashed into the side of the vehicle during an assault on a residential street in Riverhead early Sunday, police said.
The woman may have suffered a skull fracture in the attack, according to the report. (more…)
The McGann-Mercy football team practices Tuesday afternoon. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
Across Suffolk County on Monday morning, on the first day of practices for the high school football season, teams set out for the grueling start of two-a-days.
At Bishop McGann-Mercy, the official start of the season was met with patience. (more…)
Former Lakewood resident Douglas Rosenbrock speaks before the Town Board Tuesday evening. (Credit: Paul Squire)
Nearly 20 members of the Lakewood mobile home community in Calverton demanded accountability from the Riverhead Town Board during a contentious public meeting Tuesday evening, with residents claiming that illegal rentals and an abandoned mobile home were ruining their neighborhood.
The complaints led to a brief argument between Supervisor Sean Walter and Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, who said she wasn’t aware complaints had been filed. (more…)
LIRR riders board an eastbound train out of Riverhead last summer. (Credit: Steve Rossin, file)
Due to construction projects and track repairs, buses will be replacing Long Island Rail Road trains running between Ronkonkoma and Greenport beginning Sept. 2 and ending Nov. 16, the MTA announced.
The buses will replace four weekday trains — two eastbound and two westbound — between the two train stops while ties are replaced and grade crossings are restored. (more…)
Pindar Vineyards proprietor “Dr. Dan” Damianos (in purple sweater) hosts a barrel tasting and behind-the-scenes tour for Pindar Wine Club members. (Credit: Courtesy photo)
Herodotus Damianos, a medical doctor, North Fork wine pioneer and the founder of Pindar Vineyards, Long Island’s biggest wine producer, died Monday, according to a family spokesman. He was 82.
Read more about his life on northforker.com.
Police raided Edward Dispirito’s property on Osborne Avenue in 2013 and found dozens of marijuana plants in the garage. (Credit: Federal court document)
A Riverhead man accused of growing roughly $3.8 million worth of marijuana at his Osborn Avenue property has pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges and is expected to forfeit $13.6 million in assets, according to court documents.
Shoreham-Wading River coach Matt Millheiser will likely feature passing in his game plan this season. (Credit: Garret Meade)
The task that lies before the Shoreham-Wading River High School football team is a daunting one. Just how do the Wildcats follow up their act from last season?
Last season was possibly the best the Wildcats ever had. They defeated Mount Sinai for the first time in their history. They played their first home playoff game. They picked up their first playoff win. They advanced to the Suffolk County Division IV semifinals for the first time. And when it was over, they could hold their heads high as the proud holders of a 7-3 record.
Matching that record of achievement will not be easy, especially when the Wildcats no longer have their star running back, Tyler Anderson, who graduated. What the Wildcats do have, however, should not be overlooked. They have a strong arm and a fine pair of hands. (more…)