07/16/14 1:30pm
07/16/2014 1:30 PM
A taxi cab crashed into this parked pickup truck Sunday night, officials said. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

A taxi cab crashed into this parked pickup truck Sunday night, officials said. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

A Riverhead taxi and limo company has had its permits revoked in the wake of a Sunday night crash in Polish Town that sent a taxi passenger to a local hospital.  (more…)

07/10/14 4:54pm
07/10/2014 4:54 PM
Kenneth Belcher's mug shot (Credit: Riverhead Police Department)

Kenneth Belcher’s mug shot (Credit: Riverhead Police Department)

Following a news report earlier Thursday, Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller confirmed Friday that a 46-year-old Riverhead man accused of beating and robbing a man early Monday is a “possible suspect” in a string of other assaults and robberies in the area. (more…)

06/27/14 8:00am
06/27/2014 8:00 AM
The Gershow Recycling plant in on Hubbard Avenue in Riverhead. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file)

The Gershow Recycling plant in on Hubbard Avenue in Riverhead. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file)

Give me a moment, I’ll tell you a funny story.

Two weeks ago, Councilwoman Jodi Giglio went on WRIV radio to announce Riverhead can’t actually enforce town code at the Gershow facility because Riverhead doesn’t own a noise meter. You remember Gershow — they were approved by our Town Board to run a benign junk yard on Hubbard Avenue. Now they noisily “shred” cars there. The story gets better.

A few days after the councilwoman’s pronouncement, Supervisor Sean Walter stepped in to say it’s not true, the town does indeed own not one, but two decibel meters; they just happen to be located at police headquarters. Perhaps that’s why the Town Board might not think we have any.  (more…)

06/25/14 2:00pm
06/25/2014 2:00 PM
Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter climbed the Riverhead water tower Wednesday morning. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter climbed the Riverhead water tower Wednesday morning. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

It’s a bird!

It’s a plane!

It’s a … supervisor?

Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Pulaski Street water tower by climbing it Wednesday morning.   (more…)

06/18/14 9:00am
06/18/2014 9:00 AM
Supervisor Sean Walter said he finally decided to quit doing a weekly WRIV radio spot  after hearing Ms. Giglio and then Mr. Dunleavy both saying the town either doesn't have sound meters or they don't work. He said that's not true.  (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Supervisor Sean Walter said he finally decided to quit doing a weekly WRIV radio spot after hearing Ms. Giglio and then Mr. Dunleavy both saying the town either doesn’t have sound meters or they don’t work. He said that’s not true. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

For the second time in his four years in office, Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter has discontinued doing a weekly radio show on WRIV 1390 AM.

Only this time, Mr. Walter says the station and radio host Bruce Tria are not to blame. (more…)

06/06/14 12:40pm
06/06/2014 12:40 PM

 

Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo (left) and Riverhead supervisor Sean Walter at a press conference in Albany this week. (Credit: Office of Anthony Palumbo)

Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo (left) and Riverhead supervisor Sean Walter at a press conference in Albany this week. (Credit: Office of Anthony Palumbo)

New Partners for Community Preservation, a nonprofit that works with New York State on its efforts to clean up polluted and low income sites, honored five different Brownfield Opportunity Grant recipients this week up in Albany, as Supervisor Sean Walter made the trip to receive a proclamation from Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo.

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05/19/14 10:00am
05/19/2014 10:00 AM
The corner of Roanoke Avenue and East Main Street downtown. (Credit: Tim Gannon, file)

The corner of Roanoke Avenue and East Main Street downtown. (Credit: Tim Gannon, file)

A new study indicates downtown Riverhead doesn’t have enough parking or infrastructure to support the maximum number of apartment units allowed in the town’s existing master plan.  (more…)

05/16/14 4:13pm
05/16/2014 4:13 PM
Cody’s BBQ and Grill was lifeless Friday afternoon. (Cyndi Murray photo)

Cody’s BBQ and Grill was vacant on Friday afternoon. (Cyndi Murray photo)

The doors are closed at Cody’s BBQ and Grill as the owners reportedly look to sell the restaurant.

Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter confirmed the owners are trying to find a buyer for the Main Street restaurant.

Manager and co-owner Vic Prusinowski did not immediately return calls for comment, and no one picked up the phone at Cody’s.

(Cyndi Murray photo)

(Cyndi Murray photo)

The restaurant was vacant Friday afternoon, a time when staff would normally be gearing up for its weekly 70s, 80s and 90s dance party. The previous night, the bar and restaurant was also closed, its popular game night cancelled.

The restaurant opens up on Wednesday through Sunday at noon and closes at 10 p.m.

Mr. Prusinowski— a former councilman — would often host Riverhead republican gatherings at Cody’s, including last year’s election night. On Friday Mr. Walter, a Republican, expressed disappointment about its closing.

“I enjoyed it,” he said, adding that he is not sure if the eatery would reopen before another owner is found.

Cody’s opened in the summer of 2011 in the space formerly occupied by Casa Rica, which was forced to close by the New York State Liquor Authority after repeated violent incidents at the bar.

cmurray@timesreview.com