A peek inside this week’s Riverhead News-Review

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Jay Trinca takes a moment to himself Monday at a memorial tribute to his son Jason and wife, Keri, at Riverhead Raceway. The two were killed in a car crash in Manorville last Saturday. Jason, just 7, was a member of the go-kart club at the track.

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Jason Trinca’s ‘final laps’ around his beloved Riverhead Raceway






At Riverhead Raceway Monday, about 30 minutes before a funeral procession carrying the remains of 7-year-old Jason Trinca was to arrive, Jason’s go-kart racing friend, Eddie Fascher, 9, of East Northport, stood at the checkerboard finish line where raceway staffers had painted a yellow and purple No. 48 — Jason’s racing colors and number.

Cops raid Riverside building, find 19 living above auto shop






Southampton Town authorities raided a Riverside building and issued 130 violations to its owner after finding 19 people living above an auto repair shop there, including several school age children, officials said.

Gas line rupture forces Main Street closure, evacuation downtown






A portion of Main Street in downtown Riverhead was evacuated Tuesday morning due to a gas line breakage caused by National Grid subcontractors.

WRCN, Party 105 radio station owner eyes downtown move






JVC Media, which owns local radio stations 98.5, 96.1, 105.3 and 103.9 —the last of which was once in Riverhead — is considering moving its studios to downtown Riverhead, the company’s owner told the News-Review Thursday.

EPCAL businessman facing federal wire fraud and money laundering charges






Up until a few years ago, Doug Dey of Southold had a highly successful business that employed more than 70 people at the Enterprise Park at Calverton, making clothes for the popular Aeropostale brand.

Embattled South Jamesport homeowner wins ZBA approvals






A new house in South Jamesport that has drawn complaints from neighbors about its size and potential to contribute to flooding was approved Thursday night by the Riverhead Zoning Board of Appeals, which ruled that the applicant already had building department and health department approvals for the house.

Riverhead ZBA OK’s 60-sq.-ft Costco sign; code allows for 9 sq. ft.






Costco is coming! Costco is coming!

Southampton Town candidates talk school taxes and more






Fixing the area’s tax problems, attracting new commercial development and dealing with overcrowded houses were among the issues addressed by Southampton Town Board candidates during the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association’s meeting Wednesday in Flanders.

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Editorial: Why even write a town code?

Driving across Long Island is different from, say, driving through The Bronx, upstate or pretty much anywhere else in the U.S., in that large, unsightly and quite often obnoxious billboards are conspicuously absent in Suffolk and Nassau counties.

Column: How to easily spot an awful driver

There comes a time in every newspaper columnist’s life where he or she feels it necessary to jot down a list of complaints about other drivers on the road. For me, that time has arrived.

Read this week’s ‘Letters to the Editor’

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Football: Six turnovers cost Riverhead in loss at West Babylon







The Riverhead Blue Waves arrived in West Babylon Friday night fully expecting quarterback Clifton Melhado to be leading the Eagles’ offense.

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RECAP: Riverhead Town Board meeting

Read News-Review reporter Tim Gannon’s live coverage of tonight’s Riverhead Town Board meeting.

Video: Solar porch installed at organic farm in Riverhead






An organic farm in Riverhead became even more environmentally-friendly last week after adding a new porch with a solar awning to its farm stand.

Slide Show: What’s on tap at North Fork breweries?






Autumn usually marks the time when beer lovers switch from the fruity, lighter summer flavors to the heavier brews perfect for the crisp weather.

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