The 50 most read News-Review stories of 2015


As The Riverhead News-Review recaps the past year, here’s a look at the most-read stories of 2015:

1.) Reality show “Locked Up: Extended Stay” comes to Riverside jail

2.) Mother, daughter killed in Wading River double murder-suicide

3.) Longtime Wading River doctor’s office suddenly closed

4.) Video surveillance, wire taps: Inside the Lewis Street drug bust

5.) Motorcyclist dies after hitting pothole on Reeves Avenue

6.) Hampton murder suspects held without bail; family calls it a ‘bittersweet day’

7.) High-speed ferry to carry passengers from NYC to East End

8.) Feds: Riverhead physician assistant distributed thousands of pills in narcotics ring

9.) Riverhead cop catches drag racers on former Grumman runway

10.) Shooting victim ‘was a kind, sweet and genuine young girl’

11.) Driver charged in fatal Northampton accident dies

12.) Riverhead football player listed in ‘critical condition’

13.) SWR wrestler’s biggest move comes off the mat

14.) Rescued pitbull from Calverton wins $5,000 for rescue group

15.) Aquebogue nursery owner discovers dead body on property

16.) Coach’s former players raising money for daughter’s funeral

17.) Impaired driver’s father dies hours after Flanders crash

18.) Seven-car pileup in Jamesport; police say ‘stay off roads’

19.) Riverhead Waldbaum’s closing as A&P files for bankruptcy

20.) $10 million lawsuit filed against Riverhead Charter School, principal

21.) Riverhead school bus catches fire after ‘serious’ accident on Long Island Expressway

22.) Police ID embezzlement suspect as apparent suicide victim

23.) Column: When a Queens family invades your yard

24.) Amityville man charged in Manorville homicide discovery, victim identified


26.) Medical marijuana dispensary is coming to Riverhead

27.) Riverhead School District bus driver leaves behind 4-year-old boy

28.) Riverhead guidance director charged with aggravated DWI

29.) Two car crash shuts down Route 25 in Calverton

30.) Riverhead man with history of arrests ID’d as victim in fatal shooting

31.) Don Jantzen, 60, left indelible mark on SWR wrestling program

32.) Islandia teen charged with making bomb threat at Mercy

33.) A pair of new restaurants coming to former Walmart lot?

34.) Longtime farmer dies following crash in Riverhead

35.) Hundreds attend funeral of Tanya and Danielle Lawrence

36.) Wading River man charged in alleged road rage stabbing

37.) Riverhead man arrested in Doctors Path drug bust held on bail

38.) Two hospitalized after LIRR train strikes two cars at crossing

39.) Three men try to escape as police execute search warrant

40.) Winter storm updates; Riverhead closings, delays and traffic reports (Feb. 2, 2015)

41.) Dirt bike rider in serious condition after Calverton crash

42.) Another development coming to Route 58

43.) Police identify dead man found in Peconic River

44.) Fired elementary school principal files gender discrimination lawsuit

45.) Fried chicken lovers rejoice, J&L’s opens in downtown Riverhead

46.) Two men arrested after drug raid at Riverhead home

47.) Riverhead woman charged with stealing dog from apartment

48.) Guest Column: The folks in Albany want us all to step aside

49.) Gala Fresh Farms planned for vacant King Kullen store in Riverhead

50.) Man killed in crash was longtime barber, Navy veteran

Photo: Tony Lawrence’s former lacrosse players held a fundraiser at Digger’s to establish a scholarship in Danielle Lawrence’s memory. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)