On Thursday, we presented ex-chief Steve Beal, ex-captains J.R. Renten and Kevin Burgess and firefighter Anthony Chiaramonte of the Riverhead Fire Department with our People of the Year award at a ceremony at Martha Clara Vineyards. This is the video we screened during the ceremony and the original announcement from January. READ
Nine people were taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment of possible carbon monoxide poisoning from a home on Sweezy Avenue in Riverhead last Wednesday night, Riverhead Town police said. READ
A husband, wife and infant were transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center with minor injuries after they were involved in a car accident just west of the Route 58 traffic circle on Tuesday afternoon. READ
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
For the first few years after Eagle Hose Company No. 4 was founded in October 1915, its members fought fires by pulling a two-wheeled cart with a hand-powered pump hose around the streets of Polish Town.
A fire that broke out at the former 84 Lumber building on West Main Street in Riverhead Wednesday afternoon is a “crime scene” and is being investigated as a possible arson, Riverhead police said. READ