The Riverhead Town Board on Thursday discussed setting public hearings on zoning changes intended to allow movie theaters on Route 58, where the town has been trying to convince Regal Entertainment Group, the largest movie theater chain in the U.S., to locate at the former Walmart site.
Wading River Historical Society will host a presentation, Thursday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. about a diary written in 1854 by Wading River teenager Kate Dayton. When she was just 15, Kate wrote about what life was like at the time. Stephanie and Sid Bail will discuss the insights her diary provides about the hamlet as it was nearly two centuries ago. A slideshow based on the diary will also be presented. For more information, call 631-929-4082.
Starting tonight, the 1.3-mile section of Route 25A between Wading River Manor Road and William Floyd Parkway will be closed at night for roadwork. READ
At Shoreham-Wading River High School, two students are going where no other students in the district have gone before — the Distributive Education Club of America’s national competition, which will test their abilities on business-sector skills like public speaking, finance and sales pitches. READ
The southbound lanes of the Wading River Road bridge over Long Island Expressway near Exit 69 in Manorville were shut down Wednesday as the state Department of Transportation prepares to make safety repairs to the bridge. READ
Wading River Fire Department is mourning the loss of John Waskewicz, a 66-year member.
A Shirley man accused of multiple car break-ins in the Wading River area pleaded guilty to a reduced charge last week and avoided jail time. READ
Local officials are hoping that Next Generation 911 will solve problems some residents in the Riverhead Town portion of Manorville have been experiencing with long response times on emergency calls and police or ambulances going to the wrong street.