FILE PHOTO COURTESY OF SILVERWOOD FILMS | The cast and producers of ‘Phoebe in Wonderland’ gathered at a premiere party at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah in 2008. Left to right: Bill Pullman, Felicity Huffman, Doug Dey and Lynette Howell of Silverwood Films, Elle Fanning, co-producer Ben Barnz, Patricia Clarkson, and writer/director Daniel Barnz. 1/30/2008
Douglas Dey, a former Southold resident and Calverton businessman, was sentenced to 42 months in jail Wednesday for his part in a $25 million bribery scheme, according to federal officials.
Mr. Dey, who had a manufacturing business at the Enterprise Park at Calverton called South Bay Apparel, was convicted for offering bribes in a multi-million dollar “kickback scheme” with a clothing company executive in the 1990s and 2000s. (more…)
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Riverhead detectives have asked for the public’s help in gathering information about a car crash that hospitalized two people with non-serious injuries Thursday morning, according to a press release. (more…)
Moe’s Southwest Grill is moving into the storefront formerly occupied by Ground Round, pictured, on Sept. 18. (Rachel Young photo)
The empty Route 58 storefront that once housed Ground Round will come to life again next month when Moe’s Southwest Grill moves into the 3,000-square foot space.
A model of the planned F1 go-kart facility as it appears on the company’s website.
A proposal to build a go-kart track on Edwards Avenue in Calverton got a thumbs up from the Suffolk County Planning Commission yesterday afternoon in Hauppauge, though it did recommend further study on noise that could come from the property. (more…)
Riverhead guard Kate McCarney drives toward the basket against Deer Park Wednesday night. (Credit: Garret Meade)
FALCONS 30, BLUE WAVES 26
More often than not, summer league basketball games wind up offensively challenged. Teams run few, if any, set plays. There are limited time-outs to make adjustments. Lineups are constantly shuffled. (more…)
The Hotel Indigo is planning a two buildings that will house retail and catering on the eastern part of their property. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
The owners of Hotel Indigo East End on West Main Street have filed plans to add a catering hall and retail stores on a 4.2-acre plot of land next to their property, just south of Tanger Outlets.
The plans on file at Riverhead Town Hall show three buildings in total: a proposed catering facility with two floors at 11,000 square feet each, a two-story building with 2,600 square feet on the first floor and 400 square feet on the second floor, and a 9,200 square foot retail building with six storefronts. (more…)
Riverhead Town can either seek a $6 million “bridge loan” or seek a waiver from the state’s two-percent tax cap law — two options the town is considering in light of a potential 12.5 percent tax hike for 2015, Supervisor Sean Walter said at Thursday’s Town Board work session. (more…)
Monwell Wright, in a mugshot taken in January. (Credit: Riverhead Town police)
Update: Monwell Wright is being held on $50,000 bail, according to the justice court, after he was arraigned earlier this morning.
According to court filings, Mr. Wright stolr $85 cash and $160 in money orders from the victim, injuring his wrist and forearm in the process.
Mr. Wright is due back in court tomorrow.
Original story: A 20-year-old homeless man with an already long rap sheet was arrested Wednesday in Riverhead in connection to a June attack and robbery of a victim who had also been knocked from his wheel chair during the assault, town police said.
Monwell Wright was arrested on Railroad Avenue in Riverhead, police said, not far from where the June 2 attack occurred near the railroad tracks and Maple Avenue.
Mr. Wright was charged with second-degree robbery, criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.
Additional suspects are still being sought, police said. (more…)