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BARBARAELLEN KOCH COVER PHOTO | Climber Rob Gomez of New Jersey-based Commercial Tower North Inc. installs antennas on a new 100-foot communications tower at the Hubbard Avenue fire station in Riverhead Tuesday. It's one of two towers that come as the final piece of a districtwide infrastructure upgrade that was approved by voters in 2007. The towers cost $183,000 total. The enhanced communications system will enable dispatchers to monitor firefighters, who use hand-held radios, while they're inside buildings.


Investors to hit reset on bowling center?

A private real estate development company has acquired the $7.5 million loan owed to a bank by the owners of the dormant and half-built Bowl 58 bowling center in Riverhead, the News-Review has learned.

Page 1, posted online April 29

He was a part of the family

Janice Fleming was walking along the beach at Indian Island County Park on a sunny day last month when her 3-year-old son, Tristan, pointed to a pair of googly eyes staring up at them from the water.

Page 2, posted online May 5

Southold cops called to supe’s house for disturbance

Following a domestic disturbance with police intervention at his Cutchogue home last Thursday, Southold Supervisor Scott Russell has temporarily turned over his town responsibilities to the town’s deputy supervisor, Phillip Beltz.

Page 3, posted online May 5

SCPA: Sickly horses found; two were locked in barn

Authorities descended on a Calverton farm Friday and took custody of two dozen horses and ponies — two of which were found locked in a barn with no food or water — as well as goats, a sheep and a pig, Riverhead Police and Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals officials said.

Page 3, posted online May 3

Payments, not taxes, for Perkins owner

A Medford-based company that took over the former Henry Perkins Home on West Main Street in Riverhead will make annual payments in lieu of taxes, or PILOT payments, to Riverhead Town for the next 30 years under an agreement approved by the Town Board Tuesday.

Page 4, posted online May 2

Route 58 to stay as is, at least for now

The county Legislature on Tuesday voted to apply $1.95 million in impact mitigation fees — paid from the developer of a proposed Costco shopping center on Route 58 — to paying down debt service on the work already done to widen Route 58, rather than extending the widening of the busy thoroughfare farther east.

Page 6, posted online April 28

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Editorial: Pour a shot of sanity

Let’s face it, rules governing the sale and disbursement of alcohol in this country are not only outdated and inconsistent from state to state, in many cases they’re downright silly.

Guest Spot: Why a school bond is hard to swallow

The Riverhead school board last month adopted its proposed budget for the 2011-12 school year. As in many other districts, we were told this is the lowest budget-to-budget increase in years. At 1.26 percent (a 4.93 percent tax levy increase), this may be the lowest total budget increase in years, but the budget contains skyrocketing increases that cannot be sustained by the Riverhead taxpayer who, according to an article in the April 21 News-Review, lives in one of the 10 poorest school districts in Suffolk County.

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How a child’s death inspired a vision

Fifteen years ago, Marie and Manny Arturi of Laurel lost their 7-month-old daughter to complications of a rare disease. Now the couple is hoping their Riverhead-based startup company will help ensure no other parent has to suffer the same fate.

Page 12, Posted online May 3

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Hopeful drivers tune up for new season

Two things about auto racing at Riverhead Raceway are undeniable. One, Mother Nature is the ultimate ruler and, two, racing at this facility is largely a family affair.

Page 45, posted online May 4

Riverhead rallies from early hole

It sure wasn’t pretty, but at this point in the high school baseball season the Riverhead Blue Waves cannot afford to be concerned with style points. Wins and losses are what count.

Page 39, posted online May 3

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