06/17/15 6:20pm
06/17/2015 6:20 PM

Local marshes in Riverhead Town will be treated for mosquito larvae Thursday, Suffolk County officials said.

The county’s Division of Vector Control will treat the following areas: Indian Island, Overlook in Aquebogue, Crescent Duck Farm, Aquebogue Farm and Millar Farm.

Over in Southold, the following areas will be treated Thursday: New Suffolk, Great Hog Neck, Kerwin Blvd., Pipes Neck Creek, and Pipes Cove.

The marshes will be treated by helicopter from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. using Vectobac 12 AS, according to a press release.

“No precautions are recommended to prepare for this spraying, as the helicopter will be flying at a very low level over marsh areas and taking other precautions to control drift into inhabited areas,” the release states. “Human exposure from this operation is unlikely and the products involved have no significant human toxicity.”

If weather conditions prevent the spraying, treatment will continue on the next suitable day, according to the statement.

For more information, call the Spraying Information Hotline at (631) 852-4939.

05/20/15 11:18am
05/20/2015 11:18 AM
Riverhead King Kullen pedestrian

Martha Garcia was hit by a Chevrolet Silverado outside the King Kullen grocery store in Riverhead on Sunday. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Update, Wednesday, 11:10 a.m.: Stony Brook University Hospital officials confirmed Wednesday morning that Martha Garcia has died.

Original story: A pedestrian was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital after she was struck and knocked unconscious by a pickup truck in the parking lot outside the King Kullen store in Riverhead Sunday afternoon, authorities said. (more…)

04/30/15 10:00am
04/30/2015 10:00 AM

The Riverhead Town Board is expected to discuss rebidding its residential garbage collection district, which has been in place since 1991.  The cost of the district, currently at $274 per year for a single-family home, was reduced drastically when the town rebid the district about three years ago.


01/14/15 6:59am
01/14/2015 6:59 AM
George Kurovics enlisted with the U.S. Navy in 1944 at just 16 years old. (Credit: courtesy photo)

George Kurovics enlisted with the U.S. Navy in 1944 at just 16 years old. (Credit: courtesy photo)

George Kurovics was proud of his military work in World War II, during which he served as a tail gunner on reconnaissance planes in the South Pacific.

“He was proud of his country just as much,” said his son, also George, in an interview Wednesday morning, a day after the 90-year-old was struck and killed on Main Road in Jamesport by an alleged drunken driver.  (more…)