A peek inside this week’s News-Review

GARRET MEADE PHOTO | Cover photo: McGann-Mercy High School baseball players celebrate their 5-2 win over Friends Academy of Locust Valley at Farmingdal State College on Sunday. The victory crowned the Monarchs as Long Island Class C champions. Although they went on to lose a state championship tournament game on Tuesday, the Monarchs went 17-6 during an impressive season.

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


Hotel, shops & restaurant in the works






Developers recently filed two separate Route 58 building proposals with Riverhead Town, one that would construct a Marriott hotel on the western end of the busy thoroughfare and another that calls for a restaurant and stores near the eastern end.

Page 1, posted online, updated June 9

Ideas from the South Shore






It wasn’t too long ago that Main Street in Patchogue wasn’t much different than Main Street in Riverhead.

Page 2, posted online June 2

Town raids packed house on Pine Court

A Northampton house Tuesday became the latest target in a series of raids on overcrowded houses by Southampton Town code enforcers, Southampton Town officials said.

Page 2, posted online June 7

Town OK’s marketing study for EPCAL

A second piece in the Riverhead Town Board’s plan to study what uses to allow at the Enterprise Park at Calverton was put into place Wednesday as the board voted unanimously to authorize Supervisor Sean Walter to enter into a contract with a firm to do a marketing study at the former Grumman plant property.

Page 3, posted online June 2

Senators introduce bill to kill payroll tax for L.I.






Local state senators introduced a bill in the Senate Monday that, if approved, would repeal the Metropolitan Transit Authority payroll tax for all employers in counties outside New York City.

Page 3, posted online June 6, updated June 8

GOP nominees will run on two more ballot lines

All of the Riverhead Republican’s candidates for town offices will also have the endorsement of both the Conservative and Independence parties this election year, officials said.

Page 4, posted online June 7

Four stabbed in brawl outside Polish Hall






Police are still searching for a man who stabbed four people — one of whom had to undergo surgery — during a fight in the Polish Hall parking lot early Saturday.

Page 4, posted online June 4

County water study sounds an alarm






Long Islanders will face “serious problems” with their drinking water come 2050 if action isn’t taken now to remedy a groundwater contamination dilemma that has significantly increased within an 18-year time period, environmentalists warned Monday.

Page 6, posted online June 7

More news …


Town should get agressive on overcrowded housing

No regard for human life. That’s what comes to mind when we read about, or report on, area landlords who are cited for overcrowding and otherwise dangerous or deplorable conditions at their properties …

In defense of development

Over the past several months, as most Wading River residents are aware, a series of letters has arrived in our mailboxes on bold letterhead entitled “Save Wading River,” all signed by Dominique Mendez. The wording and tone of these letters contains phrases such as “… our town officials promised us nothing significant in the way of action …

More opinion …


Memorable run for Monarchs:

Errors abound as Tuckahoe takes down mercy in Southeast

Page 32, posted online June 7

Stepnoski perserveres, Pascale steals home, Monarchs are L.I.’s kings

Page 32, posted online June 5

This Melodee sings a happy tune

A merry Melodee was on display in Port Jefferson High School’s triple-jump pit on Saturday, and for good reason.

Page 35, posted online June 4


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