Update (9 p.m.): A 61-year-old female is dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to Riverhead Town Police.
Officers received a call of gunshot in the area of 1312 East Main Street around 2:49 p.m. Monday afternoon and discovered the woman in the rear of her vehicle, according to a press release. READ
Fifty years ago, Lyndon B. Johnson was president of the United States, the Beatles were recording their “White Album” and Blanche Conklin was first taking her seat as the secretary for the VFW Auxiliary Post 2476. READ
UPDATE (Aug. 31): Several of the individuals pictured in surveillance video at Splish Splash who were wanted for questioning in connection with an alleged forcible touching incident were cleared by Riverhead Town police. READ
Update (7 a.m.): Riverhead Police confirmed the road has reopened.
Original story: Portions of Old Country Road between Northville Turnpike and Doctors Path are closed in both directions due to an early morning car crash, downing wires across the roadway. READ
The long-anticipated Ruggero’s restaurant has opened at The Shoppes at East Wind. The newly constructed 180-seat establishment is now considered the flagship of the Wading River complex that opened two years ago with an eclectic group of small shops and a carousel. READ
The Perseid Meteor Shower will light up the night sky this weekend.
This year, during its peak, people should see about 60 to 70 meteors per hour. Find out how many you can count at the main parking lot at Wildwood State Park. READ
Ready your duct tape!
The Riverhead Cardboard Boat Race on the Peconic Riverfront is setting sail again on Saturday, Aug. 11. The free event hosted by the Riverhead Business Improvement District attracts hundreds to the dock to cheer on the duct-taped vessels. READ
Journalist Tara Smith has joined the Times Review Media Group staff as a general assignment reporter.
Ms. Smith, a Riverhead native, most recently held a similar position with The Long Island Advance. READ