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08/04/16 6:00am
08/04/2016 6:00 AM

Anthony Montalbano and James Lydon

Riverhead Town police officer Anthony Montalbano has only been on the force since 2013, but he already had something in common with 35-year veteran officer James Lydon before Sunday afternoon.


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01/11/16 12:08pm

Fire Jan 10

A fire that broke out at a Riverhead High School portable classroom Sunday afternoon appears to have been caused by a mechanical failure in the unit’s heating unit, according to a Riverhead fire marshal.

“It’s definitely not a suspicious fire,” said fire marshal David Andruskiewicz, who is investigating the fire.

01/07/16 6:01am
01/07/2016 6:01 AM


For hours upon hours every year, local volunteer firefighters train for worst-case scenarios. They prepare for smoke-filled houses and out of control fires. They drill again and again how to handle each type of emergency call — hoping they won’t have to answer one anytime soon.

Nearly a year ago, on Jan. 29, 2015, that kind of worst-case scenario training was put to use. READ