03/07/15 7:18pm
03/07/2015 7:18 PM
Everywhere you looked downtown Saturday, including at Diggers, green was the color of choice. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Everywhere you looked downtown Saturday, including at Diggers, green was the color of choice. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

“We are getting our Irish on,” said Sue Wells of Jamesport, who was dressed to impress and sharing the day with friends at Long Ireland Saturday for the inaugural St. Patrick’s Day-themed pub crawl dubbed “The March of the Leprechauns.”

See more photos from the event at northforker.com.

01/30/15 12:18pm
01/30/2015 12:18 PM
Michael Butler (center) cuts the ribbon Thursday at the E. Main St. apartment complex. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Michael Butler (center) cuts the ribbon Thursday at the E. Main St. apartment complex. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

The second of three new affordable apartment complexes in downtown Riverhead officially held its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, as leases are in place for all but seven of its 19 apartments, with tenants expected to move in on Sunday, according to Michael Butler, the owner and developer of the project. (more…)

01/17/15 12:00pm
Thirty West Main developer Georgia Malone in the second-floor lounge. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Thirty West Main developer Georgia Malone in the second-floor lounge. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Downtown Riverhead has been touted for years as a place “on the rise,” an up-and-coming magnet drawing both new businesses and new apartments. A 52-unit apartment complex opened on Peconic Avenue in 2010 and 19 more units are set open soon in the former Woolworth building — right next to the renovated Suffolk Theater. Another 48 affordable housing units are slated for West Main Street.  (more…)

01/13/15 10:00am
01/13/2015 10:00 AM
The Summerwind Square affordable rental building in downtown Riverhead opened Nov. 1, 2013. Rental permits were first obtained last week. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The Summerwind Square affordable rental building in downtown Riverhead opened Nov. 1, 2013. Rental permits were first obtained last week. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

A downtown apartment building co-owned by Riverhead Councilwoman Jodi Giglio operated for more than a year without town rental permits, the News-Review has learned.  (more…)

01/12/15 7:31am
01/12/2015 7:31 AM
Credit: Suffolk County Police Department

Credit: Suffolk County Police Department

A reward of up to $5,000 has been offered for information that leads to the arrest of a man who allegedly stole $200 from the register of downtown Riverhead’s Dark Horse restaurant in September.

According to police, the man — who said he was wearing large headphones around his neck, with black and possibly red coloring with metal on the frame of the headphones — entered the restaurant sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. on Sept. 26, 2014. He removed $200 from the register, police said.

Police described the man as black and said he was wearing blue jeans with white embroidery on the rear pockets, a brown hooded jacket, and a white shirt at the time of the incident.

A reward of up to $5,000 has been offered by Suffolk County Crime Stoppers that information that leads to the suspect’s arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

01/09/15 12:00pm
01/09/2015 12:00 PM
(Credit: Tim Gannon)

Atlantis is looking at its options to redevelop this property. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

The company that owns the Long Island Aquarium and the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Riverhead is looking to restore a dilapidated 113-year-old building it recently purchased across the street instead of tearing it down.

(more…)

12/28/14 8:00am
12/28/2014 8:00 AM
Siris Barrios, community liaison for Renaissance Downtown Riverside Rediscovered in her office on Peconic Avenue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Siris Barrios, community liaison for Renaissance Downtown Riverside Rediscovered in her office on Peconic Avenue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

In late 2013, the Southampton Town Board hired a private firm as master developer to take the lead in revitalizing the downtrodden hamlet of Riverside. (more…)