A peek inside this week’s News-Review

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO| Cover Photo: Riverhead Town held its first-ever "Pet Adoption Day" at the town shelter on Youngs Avenue Saturday, during which adoption fees were waived. Steve Clampet of Shirley arrived two hours early with his girlfriend, Melissa Muller of Riverhead, and his roommate , Tom Wood. Mr. Clampet said that, as he drove through the gates and saw 3-year-old pit bull mix Starr relaxing on the grass nearby, it was "love at first sight." He filled out the paperwork and waited as police ran a background check . He and Ms. Muller returned later with a brand-new turquoise leash — her favorite color — to take the excited dog home. Starr had been at the shelter since Jan. 3. Another dog, Romeo, was also adopted. There are 13 other dogs available for adoption at the shelter.

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


Neighbors petition to switch districts






When Jennifer Rizzo and her husband Steven bought their Hampton Bays home 15 years ago, they loved the idyllic scenery and privacy of its peaceful location.

Page 1, posted online June 23

‘Opening eyes’ on slavery






Riverhead celebrated the freedom of every man, woman and child in America with a Juneteenth picnic at Stotzky Park Saturday.

Page 2, posted online June 19

Langhorn street naming planned






Riverhead Town Board members are hoping to name Maple Avenue in downtown Riverhead in honor of Garfield Langhorn, the Congressional Medal of Honor winner from Riverhead who gave his life to save other soldiers during the Vietnam War.

Page 2, posted online June 23

Liquid firepot fuel gets recalled

The U.S. government has issued a recall for a certain type of fuel gel in the wake of the tragic accident involving 14-year-old Michael Hubbard, who suffered serious injuries in a citronella gel candle explosion Memorial Day weekend.

Page 3, posted online June 22

Farm Country Kitchen faces uncertain fate on W. Main Street






Is there hope for Farm Country Kitchen as we know it?

Page 3, posted online June 23

An earful on puppy sale restrictions






Animal rights advocates and pet store owners clashed Tuesday over a proposed Suffolk County law to ban the retail sale of puppies unless pet store owners get the animals from shelters, rescue groups or local breeders.

Page 6, posted online June 22

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Glad to see some action taken on puppy mills

Keep it local. What a novel way of fighting puppy mills in the South, Midwest and elsewhere from right here in Suffolk County …

No sense trying to change someone’s mind on gay marriage

The thing that makes political arguments so fascinating is that it’s hard to change the mind of the person you’re debating. You make your point. They make theirs. You counter. So do they. Eventually you agree to disagree, usually somewhere along party lines, and it’s over.

More opinion …


TimesReview honors athletes of the year

Times/Review Newsgroup honored a virtually entire new slate of athletes when it presented its athlete of the year awards on Thursday. Miller Place senior Nick Parrella (soccer, basketball, lacrosse) was the only repeat winner among the 20 athletes recognized during an awards reception at the company’s Mattituck headquarters.

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SWR grad breaks MLL face-off record

In lower levels of lacrosse, a face-off specialist is often a luxury. In Major League Lacrosse, it’s an absolute necessity.

Page 34, posted online June 18

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