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08/31/15 12:00pm
08/31/2015 12:00 PM

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What’s the plan for Hallock State Park, the 314-acre property north of Sound Avenue in Northville that was purchased by New York State from KeySpan Energy for $16 million more than 15 years ago?

It will be a passive recreation park, with extensive trails, a visitor’s center, and some picnic tables, according to Greg Greene and Nancy Lenz of Cashing Associates, which is working on the plan for the state. There also will be limited horse riding on the site, which is already occurring.  READ

05/17/15 3:01pm
05/17/2015 3:01 PM
Friends load a motorcycle onto a trailer after a couple was injured riding on Sound Avenue in Calverton Sunday afternopon. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Friends load a motorcycle onto a trailer after a couple was injured riding on Sound Avenue in Baiting Hollow Sunday afternoon. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A couple was injured Sunday afternoon when the motorcycle they were riding on skidded out after they attempted to avoid striking an SUV making a turn off Sound Avenue in Baiting Hollow, Riverhead Town police said.  (more…)

04/06/15 10:14am
A police officer closes off Sound Avenue during the investigation Sunday afternoon. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

A police officer closes off Sound Avenue during the investigation Sunday afternoon. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Update: The 48-year-old Hampton Bays man stabbed in what police described as an Easter Sunday ‘road rage’ incident on Sound Avenue is in fair condition at Stony Brook University Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Brett Penny, 48, of Hampton Bays was allegedly stabbed in the chest by Michael Doroski, 25, of Wading River, after both men stopped their vehicles between Fresh Pond Road and Edwards Avenue in Baiting Hollow about 3:30 p.m., police said.

Mr. Doroski was charged with second degree assault and was expected to face a judge in Riverhead Town Justice Court Monday morning.

Original story: A 25-year-old Wading River man is facing an assault charge after stabbing another man during an alleged road rage incident on Sound Avenue Sunday afternoon, Riverhead Police said.

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09/23/14 9:11pm
09/23/2014 9:11 PM
The Honda SUV where it came to rest after last Thursday's crash in Calverton. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

The Honda SUV where it came to rest after last Thursday’s crash in Calverton. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

An 80-year-old woman who was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a crash that sent two cars careening down a hill in Calverton last Thursday has died of her injuries, Riverhead Town police said.

Roberta Ekberg of Calverton was in a westbound Honda CRV driven by 79-year-old Alfred Ekberg when Mr. Ekberg attempted to make a left turn off Sound Avenue and collided with an eastbound Audi driven by Jeannette Kuzma, 58, of Shoreham, police said. (more…)

08/30/14 4:30pm
08/30/2014 4:30 PM
A 46-lot subdivision is proposed on this farmland north of Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

A 46-lot subdivision is proposed on this farmland north of Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

After neighbors came out in early August to oppose the plan, the Riverhead Town Planning Board closed a public hearing last Thursday on a subdivision plan for land near the intersection of Sound and Roanoke Avenues after developers increased the size of the lots, as the board had requested. (more…)