A Riverhead jury delivered a split decision Tuesday in the case of chief from the Hagerman Fire Department in East Patchogue who became involved in a brawl between fire department members and members of a wedding party at East Wind in Wading River just after midnight on March 4. READ
An audit of the Riverhead Justice Court found that a bail bank balance is approximately $23,000 more than is accounted for in transaction logs, according to a draft audit report presented to the Town Board Tuesday.
A proposed settlement of an eight-year-old lawsuit filed by Riverhead Town against the owners of Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard was rejected by the Town Board last month in a split vote. Board members couldn’t agree as to whether a judge’s July 10, 2017, ruling in that case was in their favor or not. READ
For years, Southold and Riverhead towns have both been trying to upgrade their antiquated justice court facilities, which present similar safety and space problems.
But could the towns create a shared justice court space? READ
There are so many things wrong with what passes for a “courthouse” in Riverhead that it’s hard to know where to begin describing them. The place is a tragedy waiting to happen. (more…)
Riverhead Town Justices Allen Smith and Lori Hulse are urging the Town Board to resurrect a plan to convert the Route 58 armory building into a police and justice court headquarters, a plan board members had all but abandoned in light of the project’s cost.
The Riverhead Town Board has already scheduled an April 4 public hearing on a plan to increase fines for business owners who fail to shovel snow in front of their establishments. READ
Three of the four people arrested for the reported mugging of a man at a Riverhead home Monday morning are being held on bail after their arraignment in town court, according to court records. READ