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07/27/15 3:13pm
07/27/2015 3:13 PM

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Riverhead police speaking to a Hispanic bicyclist on West Main Street in downtown Riverhead in 2009.

Members of the Riverhead Town Anti-Bias Task Force say recent comments made by some members of the Town Board may “undermine the work that we’re doing to try to bring the community together.”

But some of those members, including the liaison to that committee, stand by their statements, noting that they don’t want the town to be seen as a haven for anyone who comes into the country illegally. READ

10/09/14 1:00pm
10/09/2014 1:00 PM
Anthony Wayne Smith mug shot from May 2014 (Credit: Riverhead Town police)

Anthony Wayne Smith mug shot from May 2014 (Credit: Riverhead Town police)

An ex-con charged in a 15-count indictment with slashing and punching a group of people in downtown Riverhead last month claims that he was acting in self-defense after the group tried to steal his bike, taunted him, and then started a fight, the man’s defense attorney claimed.  (more…)

02/17/14 12:01pm
02/17/2014 12:01 PM
Rancho Latino bar on Flanders Road. Paul Squire photo.

Rancho Latino bar on Flanders Road. Paul Squire photo.

A fight over a woman between two drunken patrons at a Flanders restaurant early Monday morning left one man with a swollen eye and the other in police custody, authorities said.

The assault occurred about 12:20 a.m., when 38-year-old Wilner Vaca of Smithtown got into a dispute with another intoxicated man at Rancho Latino on Flanders Road, Sgt. Susan Ralph said. (more…)