(Credit: Carrie Miller)
Volunteers from two area fire departments were called to extinguish a fire in a Riverhead Town highway department bulldozer Thursday morning.
Eddie Reeve, a town highway department worker said they returned from a break to find a puddle of oil on the ground beside the vehicle, which was up in flames.
Riverhead Town police received word of the fire about 9:45 a.m. in the town Highway department sand mine, which is located near the town dump on Manor Lane in Jamesport.
Volunteers from Jamesport Fire department and Riverhead Fire departments were called to the scene.
Workers had been using the bulldozer to move sand around earlier that morning.
Highway Superintendent Gio Woodson was not immediately available for comment.
The Riverhead Town Board is scheduled to continue its discussion on plowing snow on private roads, something the town has done for years even thought the state constitution says it should not.
The board also will discuss proposed regulations for flyboarding, after a proposed solution was tabled at Tuesday’s Town Board meeting so the board could discuss it further. Also, the plastic bag ban is up for discussion again.
The meeting starts at 10 a.m. and News-Review reporter Tim Gannon will be live blogging it. Click below to follow or comment and see the full meeting agenda below that.
Live Blog Riverhead Town Board work session 10-23-2104
October 23, 2014 – Agenda by Timesreview
Waste water being aerated in one of the two 750,000-gallon treatment tanks at the Riverhead Sewer District plant. (Credit: Paul Squire)
A $23.5 million upgrade to Riverhead’s sewer system — which was to have been completed last winter — could take at least two years longer than expected, and the town has applied for an extension of the project completion date from January 2014 to April 2016.
In the meantime, the town is seeking additional funds from the county to help pay for the cost of the upgrade. The town doesn’t have the money. (more…)
A six-mile stretch of Main Road could be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The corridor includes Aquebogue’s Old Steeple Church, built in 1862 and designed by a farmer with no architectural experience, as well as Aquebogue Cemetery, which dates back to 1755 and contains the graves of numerous Revolutionary War soldiers. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)
Four of the five Riverhead Town Board members have signed a letter asking the town’s Landmarks Preservation Commission and the state Office of Parks and Recreation to withdraw the town’s application for a proposed National Register Historic District along Main Road in Aquebogue, Jamesport and Laurel, according to Councilman George Gabrielsen. (more…)
Southold shooting suspects (from left) Walter Vasquez, 17, of Greenport; Pedro Emilio Santamaria, 31, of Greenport; and Jeremias Nathaniel Recinos Torres, 19, of Aquebogue are escorted by corrections officers into Southold Town Court Friday morning. The three were arraigned in Suffolk County court Wednesday. (Credit: Paul Squire)
A fifth man is currently being sought by police for his alleged role in last Tuesday’s shooting in Southold, a Suffolk prosecutor said Wednesday during the arraignments of three men accused in the attack.
A total of four men so far have been arrested by police. They’ve all been indicted and arraigned on violent felony charges of assault and gang assault.
They are all being held in county jail on $500,000 cash bail or $1 million bond. (more…)
The Shoreham-Wading River High School tennis courts have been closed and locked since March after they were declared unsafe. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
A scheduled Dec. 9 vote on a nearly $50 million districtwide capital improvement project is now on hold while the Shoreham-Wading River school board awaits legal advice on the wording of two ballot propositions. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River senior Emily Sopko spent the second half Monday playing a different position than she’s used to. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
Emily Sopko’s role on the soccer field is to help prevent goals. On defense for Shoreham-Wading River, she and her teammates accomplish that goal to near perfection.
At 14-0-1, the Wildcats are in the midst of one their finest seasons in program history. A win in their regular season finale Wednesday would lock up an undefeated regular season heading into the playoffs. (more…)
WOLVERINES 1, BLUE WAVES 0
When it comes to high school field hockey, Riverhead may start associating Newfield with pain. It would be understandable.
Earlier this season, Riverhead blew a two-goal lead against Newfield and lost, 4-3, in overtime. Then, on Monday, the Blue Waves applied pressure but were unable to generate many shots against Newfield and lost, 1-0, at Riverhead High School. (more…)