05/02/15 2:00pm
05/02/2015 2:00 PM
Suffolk County Planning Commission, Mill Road, Riverhead

The Concordia project had originally been planned for this Mill Road property. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

The people behind Concordia Senior Communities have not given up on developing an assisted living facility in Riverhead and may soon return to with a slightly scaled down version of their original proposal.  (more…)

05/02/15 8:00am
Attorney Christopher Worth, of  The Law Office of Christopher Worth in Riverhead, addressed the Chamber of Commerce Thursday. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Attorney Christopher Worth, of The Law Office of Christopher Worth in Riverhead, addressed the Chamber of Commerce Thursday. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Though President Obama’s executive actions on immigration reform have stalled in federal court, the policies’ potential impacts on a local level is still much on the minds of some business owners.

Immigration attorney Christopher Worth, who has offices on East Main Street in Riverhead, tried to respond to concerns during a Thursday morning Chamber of Commerce event in Riverhead called Eggs and Issues.

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05/01/15 2:00pm
05/01/2015 2:00 PM
The red districts voted against holding more meetings further east, while the green areas voted for it. (Credit: Paul Squire,  Suffolk County district map)

The red districts voted against holding more meetings further east, while the green areas voted for it. (Credit: Paul Squire, Suffolk County district map)

The Suffolk County legislators’ reasons for voting ‘no’ varied: the inconvenience of moving staff, the cost of added mileage or a reluctance to mess with a government they say already works.

But there was one thing universally true for all the legislators who voted against a proposal holding more meetings on the East End: they all represent districts far west of here. (more…)

04/30/15 5:53pm
04/30/2015 5:53 PM
Riverhead junior Courtney Troyan fires a shot toward the cage Thursday. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Riverhead junior Courtney Troyan fires a shot toward the cage Thursday. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

THUNDERCOLTS 14, BLUE WAVES 7

The Half Hollow Hills girls lacrosse team is made up of players from both Hills West and Hills East high schools, which presents one problem: what’s the team name?

Hills West is the Colts. Hills East is the Thunderbirds.

The solution? Thundercolts.

The Riverhead Blue Waves experienced plenty of thunder Thursday at Riverhead High School. Half Hollow Hills raced out to a 6-0 lead and never looked back in a 14-7 Division I victory.

The Thundercolts evened their league record at 5-5 with the key win to keep their playoff hopes alive. Riverhead fell to 4-7 with three games remaining.

Riverhead returns home Tuesday with a game against Ward Melville.

The Thundercolts got four goals apiece from Jennifer Cassadonte and Casie Caiazza, two of the team’s four captains. Cassadonte is a fifth-year varsity player who’s attending the University of Notre Dame in the fall.

Cassadonte struck quickly, scoring the first two goals for Half Hollow Hills. Her second came on a nifty spin move that ended with a bounced shot past Riverhead’s goalkeeper.

The Thundercolts led by as many as 10 in the second half, prompting a running clock. The Blue Waves, led by three goals from junior Courtney Troyan, scored the final three goals of the game.

Riverhead eighth-grader Kayla Kielbasa scored two goals.

Riverhead has been without senior Rachel Doroski. She tore her ACL in a game against Longwood April 15, according to coach Ashley King. Doroski had been a key player on attack for the Blue Waves.

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04/30/15 12:00pm
Carpenter Ruben Gonzales (left) of Hampton Bays works with carpenter assistant Henry Farec of Southampton on a house under construction on Sound Shore Road in Northville Monday afternoon. The house is being built by AP Construction Services LLC of Aquebogue for its owner Andrew Przepiorowski and his fiancée. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Carpenter Ruben Gonzales (left) of Hampton Bays works with carpenter assistant Henry Farec of Southampton on a house under construction on Sound Shore Road in Northville Monday afternoon. The house is being built by AP Construction Services LLC of Aquebogue for its owner Andrew Przepiorowski and his fiancée. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Did Riverhead’s economy experience a mini-revival in 2014?

Single-family home construction numbers — better known as housing starts and widely considered an indicator of the state of the economy — more than doubled in Riverhead Town last year. This, despite the fact that the number of new homes built still wasn’t anywhere near the numbers from 2002 and 2003, which were almost five times higher.  (more…)

04/30/15 8:00am
The Second Street firehouse was obtained by Riverhead Town in 2011 in a land swap with the Riverhead Fire District. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file)

A brewery might not be possible in the former Second Street firehouse based on a proposal that microbreweries would need to be 1,000 feet from residential homes. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file)

Riverhead already has three breweries — and more are said to be interested in coming here. Town officials want to help that growth along, but they also want to figure out where in town those breweries should be located. And, if they should be set back a ways from homes.

The Town Board discussed proposed zoning for microbreweries last Thursday in Town Hall.  (more…)

04/30/15 7:00am

Congratulations to Sharon (Bilunas) and Mark Wilinski on the March 6 birth of their son Austin Ryan, weighing 7 pounds 5 ounces. Big brother Adam is very excited to have a baby brother. Grandparents Wanda and Ziggy Wilinski and MaryBeth and Bert Bilunas are also excited about the addition to the family.  (more…)