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01/31/15 3:00pm
01/31/2015 3:00 PM
Grand Marshal Allen Smith and EEES trustee John Cuddy at the Peconic Bay Diner in Riverhead Saturday. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Grand Marshal Allen Smith and East End Emerald Society trustee John Cuddy at the Peconic Bay Diner in Riverhead Saturday. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Things will be getting pretty Irish in the Town of Riverhead from late February into March, as the East End Emerald Society gears up for its second annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Jamesport on March 28, which is expected to be bigger than last year’s inaugural parade.

In addition to the parade, the East End Emerald Society also is planning a reception on Saturday, Feb. 21 to formally introduce its grand marshal for the parade, Riverhead Town Justice Allen Smith.  (more…)

01/14/15 4:35pm
01/14/2015 4:35 PM

Riverhead Cops police HeadquartersPolice said that on Tuesday night, shortly after an armed robbery was reported at an E. Main Street business, another was reported just a few miles to the east at a Jamesport business.

According to police, around 8:30 p.m. the manager of MCN Distributors reported that three males entered the business, pointed a handgun at him, and removed cash and heating/air conditioning equipment from the store.

Police said the men used a company box truck to take the proceeds, and the truck was later recovered on Reeves Avenue near Doctors Path.

The robbery was reported not long after a man entered the Damaris Multi Service, located at 725 East Main Street around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday wearing a ski mask and holding a handgun.

Police asked anyone with information about the incident to call 727-4500, ext. 302.

01/14/15 6:59am
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…)

01/12/15 3:35pm
01/12/2015 3:35 PM
Police said Alvah Randall Jr., 28, used a screwdriver to cut a Riverhead woman. (Credit: Riverhead Police Department)

Police said Alvah Randall Jr., 28, used a screwdriver to cut a Riverhead woman. (Credit: Riverhead Police Department)

A Jamesport man was arrested Monday for allegedly cutting a woman with a screwdriver during an argument over the weekend, Riverhead police said.

Officers said Alvah Randall Jr., 28, used a screwdriver to cut a Riverhead woman on her stomach when the two acquaintances got into a fight at Main Road house in Jamesport on Saturday afternoon.

Mr. Randall Jr. was arrested on Monday and charged with one count of assault in the 2nd degree and one count of harassment in the 2nd degree, according to Riverhead police.

Police said he is going to be arraigned Monday afternoon.

11/13/14 3:33pm

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Update, 4:10 p.m.: A mother and her adult daughter escaped from their burning condo unharmed, according to Riverhead Police.

The fire is believed to have started in the chimney shortly before 3 p.m.

Just about an hour later, most of the flames had been extinguished by fire volunteers that had responded to the scene. (more…)

11/06/14 5:16pm
11/06/2014 5:16 PM

A 30-year-old Jamesport man was arrested on a drunken driving charge early Thursday in Mattituck, Southold Town police said.

Porfirio Martinez was stopped by police about 1:20 a.m. after he was spotted crossing a double yellow line while traveling eastbound on Main Road near Elijah’s Lane, police said.

Mr. Martinez was found to be intoxicated and charged with misdemeanor DWI, police said.

He was arraigned and held on $300 cash or $1,500 bond, records show.

11/01/14 2:09am
11/01/2014 2:09 AM

Two days after Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Riverhead Town police offered a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information about a burglary at a house in Jamesport, police say the homeowner is also offering up a “substantial cash reward” for information that leads to the return of the safe, its contents or an arrest.  (more…)