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The greatest show on cardboard





Why would two grown men dressed as fairies float down the Peconic River in a cardboard boat emblazoned with the logo of a women’s lingerie company, one might wonder.

Page 1, posted online June 27

Police chase leads to fatal crash

Two Brooklyn men and a teenage woman have been charged in connection with a Monday afternoon clothing heist at Tanger Outlets that led to a police chase that ended when the trio crashed a Lincoln Town Car into a Suburu in West Sayville, killing a woman in the Suburu and critically injuring her husband.

Page 2, posted online June 28

Teen critical following Flanders bike crash






A 13-year-old boy was struck by a truck while riding his bicycle westbound in the crosswalk on Flanders Road near County Road 105 in Flanders late Saturday night, Southampton Town Police said.

Page 3, posted online June 26

Horton Avenue residents file lawsuit against town, county






A group of Horton Avenue residents have served Riverhead Town and Suffolk County with a lawsuit alleging that the municipalities were negligent in their construction and maintenance of the block.

Page 3, posted online June 27

Source: Denny’s eyeing Riverhead






The Denny’s restaurant chain, known for its 24/7 service and “Grand Slam Breakfast,” has been searching for a site in Riverhead Town, according to a source who requested anonymity.

Page 4, posted online June 24

Town Board agrees to study Route 25A in Wading River






“Right now, you could never get me to ride a bike on Sound Avenue,” said Riverhead Highway Superintendent George Woodson.
He said the speed of the drivers on that road and the narrowness of its shoulders contribute to his decision.

Page 6, posted online June 30

More news …


Editorial: Close to home

We know gay people. They are not strangers to us. They are part of life on the North Fork — but even making such as comment is ridiculous. People are people. They’re all over the place …

A fake diner is wrong for Riverhead

Denny’s and I started out on the right foot, but that was only because they bribed me.

More opinion …


Tomcats hasn’t allowed a run yet

Things were getting a little tight down the stretch. Both the potential tying and winning runs were on base. The pressure was on.

Page 40, posted online June 24

He’s a meteorologist, farmer, PR man and much more

How difficult can it be? We’ve all pushed a lawn mower, spread some fertilizer and watered our lawns. No big deal, right? So how hard is it being a golf course superintendent?

Page 43, posted online June 27

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