A peek inside this week’s News-Review

JOHN NEELY PHOTO | Cover Photo: Main Street in Riverhead was transformed into a canvas for artists Sunday as the East End Arts Council hosted the 15th annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival. At the heart of the celebration of the arts was, of course, street painting, an art form dating back to the 16th century. Painters 14 years of age and older were each assigned squares along the pavement. Each square was sponsored by a local business.

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


Navy to start treating Calverton plume






The U.S. Navy has completed its long-anticipated Corrective Measures Study, the document that — once approved by the state — will allow the federal government to move forward with plans to clean up a massive groundwater contamination plume flowing from the former Grumman F-14 assembly plant in Calverton.

Page 1, posted online May 27

‘Some’ work to start on ponds






Brookhaven Town is one step closer to restoring the Wading River duck ponds now that an access agreement was reached last week between the town and Wading River Congregational Church.

Page 2, posted online May28

Wrong-way driver injures East End cop

A Riverhead man was the latest in a string of Long Island wrong-way drunk driving arrests Saturday after police said he collided with a car driven by an off-duty police officer in Ridge.

Page 2, posted online May 31

14-year-old badly burned in candle fire






The 14-year-old boy who was severely burned Saturday while lighting a gel candle at his aunt’s Riverhead home is still recovering in the pediatric intensive care unit at Stony Brook University Medical Center.

Page 3, posted online June 1

Vacated vessel leads police to dead boater






Authorities are still investigating the death of a 63-year-old Connecticut boater whose body was found in Long Island Sound near Connecticut Friday afternoon, hours after his abandoned sailboat was discovered washed up along the Northville shoreline, officials said.

Page 3, posted online May 31, updated June 1

Five questions on school upgrades






Riverhead School District officials are once again considering putting a multi-million dollar bond proposal for infrastructure upgrades before the public for a vote. The latest plan discussed comes in at $78.4 million, down about $45 million from the $123 million proposal voters overwhelmingly rejected in February 2010.

Page 4, Posted online June 2

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Editorial: A new Memorial Day

The parades are over, the flags furled and the bunting back in the box. Memorial Day 2011 has come and gone and for many the short-term memory of the day will be how heavily it rained in the morning and how wonderful the weather was the rest of the day …

Column: When in doubt, just throw it out

One can never have too many walking sticks and canes. At least that was my thinking as I collected scores of walking sticks and canes over the years …

More opinion …


Monarchs nab second straight county crown

After toiling hard to win a vital baseball game on a hot, sunny day, there’s nothing better than jumping into a bath or show to cool off.

Schroeher goes deep twice in win

The scary thing about the Bishop McGann-Mercy Monarchs is that they have so many ways in which they can beat their foes.

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