A peek inside this week’s Riverhead News-Review

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | The former Kiddie Academy on Kroemer Avenue was shut down by the state. Its owners then reopened under a new name, Magical Journey, which was also closed. Ex-employees told the Riverhead News-Review the owners mismanged the day care.

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Trouble-plagued day care’s license suspended again

Several former employees and parents came forward to recount similar tales of incompetence and poor management at the facility — recently operating under the name Magical Journey — which for the second time in three months had its license to operate suspended Oct. 18.

Ex-town worker levels more accusations at Town Board members

The former Riverhead Town employee who is threatening to sue the town for $1 million for “unlawful discharge” leveled more charges against Town Board members this week and said through an attorney that the officials misrepresented facts in last week’s News-Review article about her potential lawsuit.

Lobster Roll restaurant goes to auction as owner thinks nationally






The owner of Lobster Roll Northside and the shopping center anchored by the popular restaurant will be auctioning off the site to pursue another business venture.

Fundraiser set for Aquebogue boy with pediatric cancer






Christopher Timpone is 9 years old, the oldest of three brothers. He’s a bright student at Aquebogue Elementary school, an athlete, and by all accounts a great kid.

Deal made to preserve Sound Avenue property, paving the way for 9/11 park






Suffolk County officials confirmed Tuesday night that a deal has been made to preserve the 4-acre property at the northeast corner of Park Road and Sound Avenue in Reeves Park, which had been slated for commercial development.

Jury selection will begin next week in Riverhead Police beating case






Jury selection is scheduled to begin next Monday in the civil case involving Riverhead Town Police officer Peter Troyan, who is being accused of beating a handcuffed drug suspect in the front hallway of the police headquarters and Justice Court building in February 2007.

Mark Auerbeck, 32, of Riverhead was arrested in connection with a 1:30 p.m. incident on Center Drive in Riverhead Monday involving a male family member, authorities said. Mr. Auerbeck was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and resisting arrest. No additional details were available.

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Editorial: Saving Sound Avenue

Many people across the North Fork are breathing a sigh of relief with word this week that developer Kenney Barra, owner of East Wind Caterers in Wading River, has agreed to sell his 4.1-acre parcel on the corner of Park Road and Sound Avenue to Suffolk County for preservation.

Column: Chased by the living dead and loving it






If you were to ask me to compile a list of the things in life that bring me the greatest joy, the top two would be running and then movies and video games involving the flesh-hungry undead.

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Football: SWR shuts out Mercy to improve to 6-1







For nearly his entire football career since his days in the Long Island Sharks Youth League, Dylan Bates stepped onto the field as a tight end. A less than glamorous position, tight end gave Bates a chance to catch the occasional pass, but his duties mostly boiled down to opening holes in the running game.

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Photos: Atlantis Banquet Conference and Bridal Grand Opening Showcase






Atlantis Banquets and Events held its grand opening and first bridal showcase at the Hyatt Place East End in downtown Riverhead Thursday.

RECAP: Riverhead Town Board candidates debate

Riverhead News-Review editor Michael White was at the Elk’s Lodge Wednesday, where the candidates for Riverhead Town Board appeared in a debate sponsored by RiverheadLOCAL.

Photos: 14th 5-K Run in Riverhead benefits endangered turtles






The 14th annual 5K Run for the Ridley to benefit the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation and Kemp’s ridley sea turtles was held in downtown Riverhead Saturday morning.

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