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BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | The swimming pool at the Budget Host, Riverhead, Riverside. Killing.
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Cover Photo: The swimming pool at the Budget Host Inn in Riverside.


Accused killer: ‘I’m sorry’ for woman’s death in motel

A sex romp gone wrong may have led to the death of a 53-year-old homeless woman at the Budget Host Inn in Riverside last week, according to a signed statement given by the man charged in her killing. …

Page 1, posted online May 6, updated May 11

Motel is a magnet for crime






The arrest of Douglas Rico in connection with the death of 53-year-old Henrietta Sholl at the Budget Host Inn in Riverside last week is just the latest in scores of busts that have been made at, or in connection with, the motel in recent years. …

Page 1, Posted online May 12

A place where everybody knew your name, now gone

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Bobby Mosely of Riverside (left) and B.B. Morris of Riverhead outside the Riverheaed OTB Friday.






Sunday marked the last day of operation for the Off-Track Betting parlor on Route 58 in Riverhead.

Page 2, posted online May 8

Southold Supe make his return






Scott Russell will be back to work Monday and people on both sides of the local political community say they’re looking forward to welcoming him back.

Page 3, posted online May 12

A new neighborhood for displaced families






The nonprofit Long Island Housing Partnership is proposing an affordable housing development in Riverhead Town that would set aside new affordable homes for displaced Horton Avenue flood victims.

Page 3, posted online May 10

Habitat for Humanity eyes Riverhead






Habitat for Humanity, the nonprofit organization that uses donated materials and hundreds of volunteers to build new houses for families across the country, may soon be working in Riverhead.

Page 4, posted online May 5

Source: Riverhead won’t get sex offender shelter

Five sites across Suffolk County have been presented as potential spots for new, smaller regional shelters for homeless sex offenders, according to a county official, but their exact locations are not being disclosed just yet.

Page 6, posted online May 11

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Editorial: What to look for in a school board candidate

Residents will head to the polls Tuesday to vote not only on proposed school budgets, but for school board candidates. These are important positions, in that school boards ultimately decide how districts are run.

A lively yet at times hateful place

A column outlining guidelines for commenters on Times/Review websites

More opinion


Mercy punches ticket to playoffs

If this is what Pat Stepnoski does on an average day, one can only imagine what he would do when all cylinders are running.

Page 34, posted online May 11

Sophomore pitches like a senior on a Senior Day

On Senior Day, the Riverhead Blue Waves put the ball in the hands of a sophomore and never regretted it.

Page 35, posted online May6

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