Top 20 most read stories of January


2016 got off to an interesting start here in Riverhead.

The county’s first and only medical marijuana facility opened up — but not until the end of the month. Meanwhile, Riverhead’s police officers were busy saving the life of a toddler on the side of the road, arresting burglars, and more.

Here are the top 20 stories that interested our readers this month:

• Riverhead’s marijuana dispensary is opening up shop Friday

• District investigating school shooting threat at Riverhead High School

• Firefighters put out fire at Riverhead High School classroom

• Riverhead police officers save toddler using CPR

• Riverhead cops share how they saved a baby girl’s life

• Following brother’s tragic death, Laurel man wants us to confront the heroin epidemic

• In Memoriam: Riverhead residents we lost in 2015

• Update: Sound Avenue car crash victims identified

• Cops: Wading River gas station robbed at gunpoint during storm

• Local businessman pleads guilty to felony DWI, gets probation

• Pedestrian taken to hospital after being struck by own car; police search for driver

• Atlantis says Aquarium would close without tax break

• 2015 Educator of the Year: Robert Shilling

• Accused BB gun robber held on $2,500 bail in Riverhead

• Deliberations begin in Wading River ‘sex abuse video’ trial

• Police called to Town Hall following dispute over Atlantis tax abatements

• At least six inches of snow expected this weekend, NWS says

• Cops: 38-year-old man arrested in Jamesport home burglary

• Ambulance Corps concerned about potential Sonic traffic

• 2015 Sports Person of the Year: James Suarez