A peek inside this week’s News-Review

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Cover Photo: Ivory Brown's Bible in the bedroom closet of her burned out home on Horton Avenue.

Check out all these stories an more in this week’s issue of the Riverhead News-Review, on newsstands now


$78.4 mil bond plan showcased to board






Riverhead school board members got their first glimpse Tuesday of the findings of the Community Partnership for Revitalization committee — the group of community members, teachers and administrators tasked with devising a plan for districtwide infrastructure improvements.

Page 1, posted online May 24

A painful twist of fate is flood victim’s saving grace






Seven months after Ivory Brown and her frail, 90-year-old father escaped unharmed from a flood that destroyed her recently renovated Horton Avenue home, she got a call from one of her neighbors.

Page 1, Posted online May 26

The Riverhead Project opens






One new restaurant has just opened in downtown Riverhead. And another is on the way.

Page 2, posted online May 23

GOP lines up incumbents for ’11 races






Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter came out swinging against his Democratic opponent last Thursday night while accepting the Riverhead Republican Party’s nomination to run in November for a second-term in the town’s highest office.

Page 3, posted online May 19, updated May 25

Supe: Investigation will result in harsh discipline






There is currently more than one investigation going on in Town Hall into the conduct of Riverhead Town employees, the News-Review has learned.

Page 3, Posted online May 20

Motorcyclist killed in Route 58 crash






A 37-year-old motorcyclist who had just moved to Riverhead from Rocky Point was killed last Thursday night after striking an SUV at the intersection of Route 58 and Kroemer Avenue in Riverhead, authorities said.

Page 4, Posted online May 21, updated May 25

Extra! Extra! See who bought a car






It wasn’t the kind of stuff that would elicit a wide-eyed “Oh, wow! Are you kidding?” response on Antiques Roadshow, but when an Aquebogue family selling their 98-year-old mother’s bayfront house cleaned out the property they came across a bit of treasure of the historic, if not financially valuable, kind.

Page 6, Posted online May 26


Docs: Banding together will cut costs






The East End Health Alliance — a group comprising three East End hospitals — has begotten a new physicians network known as Physician Hospital Organization that could bring better coordination of patient care to the area, Dr. Scott Sheren of East End Eye Associates announced last week.

Page 12, Posted online May 19, updated May 25

more news …


How the town should handle ‘probing’ questions

There’s some trouble in Riverhead Town Hall, with more than one internal investigation into possible employee misconduct …

Guest Spot: We must pass the state tax cap test

Painful property tax increases could cease if state legislators wholeheartedly enacted Governor Cuomo’s property tax cap that limits annual property tax increases to 2 percent.

more opinion …


Pair of one-goal wins sends SWR back to championship

The sixth seed in high school girls lacrosse isn’t supposed to pose much of a threat to the top-seeded teams. Then again, the sixth seed isn’t often a four-time defending state champion.

Page 45, posted online May 24

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