Week in Review: Stories you may have missed

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Robert Ross of NYC at the 2012 Blues Festival in June.

Blues Festival called off; music moving indoors

The Riverhead Blues Festival as we know it is no more. At least for this year.

Bob Barta, president of downtown’s Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, confirmed Thursday theater officials did not submit an application to hold the two-day music festival on town property downtown. Read more …

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Aaron Hartmann, joined by his mother Linda, returned home Friday after three weeks of treatment following a hit-and-run crash.

After three long weeks, Aaron Hartmann returns home

Aaron Hartmann sat in a wheelchair in the center of his living room, idly spinning the wheels back and forth Friday afternoon. Earlier that day, doctors had removed the staples from his left leg, where a car smashed into him in Flanders three weeks ago. Read more …

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Riverhead firefighters douse the brush fires from a brush truck Thursday afternoon.

Fire marshals investigating fires along Nugent Drive

Firefighters rushed to Nugent Drive in Calverton Thursday afternoon after five brush fires broke out simultaneously along the road, Riverhead fire officials said. Read more …

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | The Peconic River boardwalk.

Cops: Drunk man saved after falling into river

A 22-year-old man visiting from North Carolina was rescued from the Peconic River by Riverhead Police and Riverhead Fire Department volunteers Monday night, police said. Read more …

COURTESY PHOTO | John McManmon outside his family’s home in Aquebogue.

Attorney emerges as Dems’ candidate for Assembly

It appears New York City attorney John McManmon has the support he needs to run for the state Assembly seat vacated by Republican Dan Losquadro last year.

Suffolk’s Democrats left the decision to the Brookhaven, Riverhead and Southold town committees and on Wednesday morning Mr. McManmon held a mathematically insurmountable lead for the Democratic nod. Read more …